Mission Statement

The Babst Calland Women’s Initiative strives to increase the retention and advancement of women attorneys at our Firm and in the broader legal community by promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities.

The Women’s Initiative meets regularly to facilitate open discussions about workplace challenges historically faced by women in professional settings and encourages the exchange of advice and experiences to aid others in navigating those challenges.

The Women’s Initiative further supports the Firm’s women attorneys in developing and promoting their practices by acknowledging and celebrating successes and encouraging mentorship among all of the Firm’s attorneys. A key goal of the Women’s Initiative is to connect women attorneys across the Firm’s practice groups and offices, allowing for organic support systems to develop and prosper. This blending of practice groups and offices encourages collaboration and cross-marketing opportunities that benefit our attorneys and clients. By encouraging these relationships, the Women’s Initiative’s work advances the professional and business development of women attorneys at the Firm and within the legal community at large.

 

Features

The following celebrates the initiatives of the women attorneys at Babst Calland.


Justine Kasznica Leads Moonshot Museum Grand Opening

Attorney Justine Kasznica who is also a Founding Board Member of the Moonshot Museum, led its grand opening on October 15. As the first space museum in Pennsylvania, the Moonshot Museum also showcases the range of career opportunities available in the space industry. Babst Calland is a founding partner of the Museum.

To learn more about the Moonshot Museum, visit https://moonshotmuseum.org/.

Justine Kasznica Serves as Panelist on the Small Business Presentation Panel at NASA Industry Day

Justine Kasznica will be a panelist on the Small Business Presentation panel to speak from her role as a lawyer who helps space and other technology businesses/individuals designed soon-to-be proprietary information operate in the tech transfer space, especially individuals and companies in the early stages of idea development moving out of their lab and into the commercial realm.

Jessica Barnes Panelist at the ABA Litigation Section Roundtable

Attorney Jessica Barnes will participate as a panelist at the ABA Litigation Section Roundtable, Moving from Law School Student to Lawyer on Thursday, September 29. The roundtable will discuss several topics to help make the transition from being a law student to being a successful lawyer.

To register, click here.

2022 Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop

Babst Calland joins the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) for its annual Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW), September 13-14, 2022. NSCW takes a regional, cross-industry approach to redevelopment that allows brownfield, environmental, and sustainability professionals to come together and get unique insights and perspectives on key regional issues, up-to-date strategies and emerging solutions for more successful remediation, resilience and sustainable projects.

Attorney Mackenzie Moyer will be a co-panelist for the “PFAS at Brownfield Sites Session (3C).”

Alex Farone Leads Newsletter to Receive a 2022 ABA Award of Achievement

Alex Farone who is also the Co-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Communications Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division and the Editor and Chief of its “Point of Law” Newsletter led the newsletter to receive a 2022 American Bar Association Award of Achievement. This award is presented to projects submitted by local, state and national ABA YLD Affiliates for well-planned, and executed,

Alyssa Golfieri Selected as 2022 Lawyer on the Fast Track

Alyssa Golfieri is a shareholder in the firm’s public sector and energy and natural resources groups. Her practice focuses primarily on municipal and land use law, with an emphasis on zoning, subdivision, land development and municipal ordinance enforcement.

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Golfieri is a shareholder in the firm’s public sector and energy and natural resources groups. Her practice focuses primarily on municipal and land use law,

Jean Mosites Recognized in Pittsburgh Business Times “20 People to Know in Energy”

Attorney Jean Mosites is recognized in Pittsburgh Business Times “20 People to Know in Energy.” As an Environmental and Energy attorney, Jean’s practice involves client counseling on environmental compliance in the energy sector, resolving liabilities under federal and state remediation programs, as well as administrative appeals and environmental litigation in state and federal courts.

To view the article, click here.

Janet Meub Joins Babst Calland

Janet K. Meub recently joined Babst Calland as senior counsel in the Litigation and Employment and Labor groups. Ms. Meub has significant experience in the areas of employment and labor law, professional liability defense, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, toxic tort litigation, nursing home negligence, and medical malpractice defense. She has a diversified practice that includes defending employers, healthcare providers, law enforcement and other professionals,

Women’s Initiative Partners with D/E/I Committee to Host Joint D/E/I CLE Series

Last week, the Babst Calland Women’s Initiative and the Firm’s D/E/I Committee kicked off a joint CLE series covering diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.  The series will feature multiple sessions throughout 2022 and 2023, starting with the first session on June 29, 2022 titled D/E/I Basics: What is DEI and why does it matter?  The first presentation and discussion was led by Kellie Ware, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,

Melissa Rounds Joins Babst Calland

Melissa M. Rounds recently joined Babst Calland as senior counsel in the Energy and Natural Resources Group. Mrs. Rounds has represented clients in the oil and gas industry for more than 15 years and has assisted producers in a variety of transactional matters, including real estate closings, preparation of documents for leasing purposes and examining and certifying title. Her work includes resolving complex title defects,

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Lawyers on the Fast Track 2022: Alyssa E. Golfieri
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Babst Calland Receives ACBA ALLY Certification in Diversity and Inclusion
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