Elected and Appointed

Blank Rome real estate associate Adil Syed Ahmed was selected to join the 2017-18 class of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey’s inaugural Rising Leaders Mentorship Program.

The 12-month program, which launched on Sept. 26, is designed to forge strong connections within the community development field and foster the next generation of leaders.

Based in Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office, Ahmed counsels real estate investment funds, privately held and publicly traded companies and financial institutions in all aspects of their acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of real estate.


Robert M. Goldich, a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Greenberg Traurig, was elected as a management member of the council of the American Bar Association’s section of labor and employment law for a three-year term.

Goldich has 40 years of experience as both a traditional labor lawyer and an employment lawyer and litigator, with a focus on complex employment and class action litigation.

His nationwide practice includes the trial of cases involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendment Act, wrongful discharge, whistleblower and employment tort actions and enforcement of restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets.


Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Timothy J. Ford to the firm’s litigation group.

Ford practices in the Philadelphia office.

Ford helps clients navigate all phases of complicated litigation and investigations, from pre-litigation advice, pleadings, motions practice and discovery, through trial and appeal.

His practice also includes election law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ford served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Savage of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

He also worked as an associate in a Washington, D.C., law firm where he focused on litigation and investigations in international trade.


Joseph Wolfe joined DLA Piper in the firm’s Philadelphia-based office.

Wolfe joined the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Wolfe, who was previously an intellectual property associate at Patterson + Sheridan, earned his law degree from the Villanova University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton.


Katelyn R. Waegener joined Rawle & Henderson as an associate.

She concentrates her law practice in the areas of casualty and premises liability, products liability, commercial motor vehicle companies, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation and employment relations.

Waegener earned her law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, in 2016.

While attending law school, Waegener also served as an intern for U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas of the District of New Jersey, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sherry R. Fallon of the District of Delaware and U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Blewitt of the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Waegener is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.