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People on the Move: Jan. 6

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People on the Move is a rundown of recent hirings, promotions, appointments and other notable movements by professionals in the state. If you’re interested in submitting an entry, please contact news@delawarebusinesstimes.com.

MG+M The Law Firm welcome Thomas R. Stanton as a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware, office. Stanton brings more than 30 years of experience working in-house with Fortune 500 companies, advising C-suite and frontline management executives on litigation avoidance, and handling high-stakes cases.

Thomas Stanton | PHOTO COURTESY OF MG+M

Stanton has represented companies at hundreds of arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences and taken more than 20 matters to final adjudication at trial or appeal in federal and state courts and at final hearings in arbitrations in the United States and Latin America.

At MG+M, Stanton will apply his extensive experience to a wide-ranging practice counseling clients through complex, high-stakes business and commercial disputes, class actions, liability matters and investigations. His decades of in-house practice give him a deep understanding of clients’ business objectives and the financial and reputational impact of disputes. He is particularly skilled in the strategic negotiation of settlements, helping companies avoid litigation when possible and identifying the most effective solutions to minimize business disturbance.

Stanton also joins the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging Partner Committee. He is actively engaged in providing pro bono representation to individuals and legal aid groups in a variety of areas, including veterans’ benefits and immigration law, and applies his passion for service to others throughout his practice.

Prior to MG+M, he served for 12 years as assistant general counsel for a global foodservice conglomerate and spent 20 years working as an attorney for a global hospitality company. Stanton received his JD from The George Washington University and a BA from Brigham Young University.


Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently appointed Maggie Webb as chief compliance officer. Webb has been working for Easterseals since 2018.

Maggie Webb | PHOTO COURTESY OF EASTERSEALS

“We’re excited to have Maggie step into the position of Chief Compliance Office to continue Easterseals’ focus on full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations for our programs and services,” Kenan Sklenar, Easterseals president and CEO said. “As a community-based health organization, Easterseals places the utmost priority on adherence to all federal and state requirements in order to provide the best quality care.”

For the last 4 years, Webb has served as Vice President of Senior Services/Long Term Services and Supports at Easterseals, managing Adult Day Health Services, Personal Attendant Services and Agency With Choice. She holds a North Carolina Administrators license for Assisted Living and Memory Care and is certified in Healthcare Compliance. She has more than 20 years in healthcare and human services with operations and compliance background and initiatives in all roles/positions. Webb completed her Master’s degree in Health Psychology.


Morris Nichols announces Zach Haupt and Anthony Raucci have been promoted to special counsel.

Zach Haupt | PHOTO COURTESY OF MN

Haupt is a trusts and estates attorney. He advises individuals, institutional fiduciaries, private wealth managers, and their counsel on matters involving Delaware trusts and estates. He is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Estates and Trusts Section where he serves as Chair for the Section and the Committee Chair for the Electronic Wills and Trusts Committee. Haupt is a member of the Delaware Estate Planning Council and served as an observer for the Uniform Electronic Wills Act Committee. In 2020, he was one of 38 members of the inaugural class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

He joined Morris Nichols in 2016, after earning his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Haupt earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2009 where he served as articles editor of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He graduated with a BS in finance and management from the University of Delaware in 2001.

Anthony Raucci | PHOTO COURTESY OF MN

Raucci is an intellectual property litigator, focused on district court patent litigation. He has been involved in complex IP cases as both lead and Delaware counsel. Having taken an active role on trial teams, his experience spans many phases of litigation, including initial pleadings through final judgment. In 2018, he served on the planning committee for the District of Delaware Bench & Bar Conference, and he has worked on various pro bono projects, including as a volunteer advocate through the District of Delaware Federal Civil Panel and Delaware Volunteer Legal Services.

 

Raucci joined Morris Nichols in 2013. He graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2013, where he served as staff writer and senior articles editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He earned his BS in nuclear engineering, cum laude, Alpha Nu Sigma Society, from the University of Florida in 2010.

“Zach and Anthony are outstanding attorneys, who provide our clients with excellent legal advice and service,” Rodger Smith, chair of the firm’s lawyer development committee said. “We congratulate them on this accomplishment and look forward to working together as they continue to progress in their careers.”


MidAtlantic Engineering Partners, a civil, environmental, and marine engineering and surveying firm, announce John F. Kerber P.E., LSRP has been named a partner in the firm. In 2016, Kerber joined MidAtlantic for the express purpose of launching the company’s Environmental Services Division. This service branch’s success has been nothing short of outstanding and John has established himself as an industry leader in the field.

Kerber is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional and Professional Engineer.  He has over 30 years of environmental engineering experience investigating, monitoring, and remediating contaminants in the air, ground water, and soil. His experience includes the conduct and management of ISRA Compliance, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Preliminary Assessments, Site Investigations, Remedial Investigations, work plan preparation and implementation, permitting, remedial actions, underground and aboveground storage tank management, health and safety plan preparation and implementation, air monitoring, construction monitoring and management, alternative fill import/export, and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

“Having spent the past six plus years here, I am thankful for the opportunity to now become a partner and to take this next step helping lead the firm into the future,” Kerber said.  “Thanks to the partner team, MidAtlantic has seen consistent growth over the last decade, and I look forward to having a part in continuing the trend as we branch into new markets and grow in our geographic footprint.”

Kerber is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. In addition to earning his P.E. and LSRP licenses, he has an NJDEP Underground Storage Tank Certification in all categories.


Cole Schotz P.C. announces Andrew J. Roth-Moore has been elevated to member of the firm.

Roth-Moore is a member in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring and Litigation practice groups, based in the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware office. His practice involves representing debtors, lenders, creditors’ committees, and officers and directors and focuses on negotiating and litigating complex transactions and legal disputes. He advises clients in a wide array of industries – most notably, retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, telecom, and travel – navigating through all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including section 363 sales, plan confirmations, contract negotiations, and claims resolutions.

Roth-Moore received his J.D. from University of Denver College of Law and his LL.M from St. John’s University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Laurie Silverstein.


Andrew Baker has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation from The American College. The program provides an extensive and intensive retirement income education, ensuring that clients receive the same level of expertise as they move into the next phase of their life. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.

Along with working closely with medical professionals and business owners, Baker also focuses on helping individuals and families as they enter the early stages of retirement. In all cases, he finds unique ways to help meet his client’s individual needs as they work toward their desired savings and retirement goals.

Baker is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Securian Financial Services, Inc.

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