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Polito now leads local Littler office

Jacqueline Polito

Jacqueline Phipps Polito, the new office managing shareholder in the Perinton location of Littler Mendelson P.C., is proud to be part of a small group of women in the top management roles at local law offices. “It’s exciting. After practicing ...

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Duthiers has had varied career

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Attorney Erika J. Duthiers’ advice for young attorneys and college students considering a law career: “If you’re considering a profession, law school is definitely one that I recommend,” said Duthiers, vice president assistant vice president for compliance and ethics at ...

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Barclay Damon associate knows Medicaid

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It didn’t take Kelly Gusmano long to find her legal specialty. She has always worked in trusts and estates, mainly helping clients qualify for Medicaid insurance coverage. “I fell in love first year of law school with property law. It’s ...

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A man with a plan

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“I’m a creature of habit,” attorney Langston D. McFadden acknowledged at the start of a recent interview. “I like to plan everything. I like to be completely organized. I like consistency and don’t like change,” said McFadden, 46, a partner ...

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Graham Leonard seeks to have an impact

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Trusts and estates law has a reputation for being a rather dull and static practice area. But Graham Leonard, an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, considers the field “quite a dynamic practice.” Lawmakers in some states are considering ...

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Mary Moore focuses on problem solving

Mary Moore

She’s traveled the globe, and spent a decade in the nation’s capital, including a stint working for a prestigious international law firm, but when Mary Moore and her husband started to raise a family, they came home to Rochester. “It ...

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Associate’s career shift pays off

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Katerina Kramarchyk was pretty much set on becoming a doctor, until she realized she would have to dissect a cadaver in medical school. So in her junior year at Stony Brook University, after re-evaluating her talents and interests, Kramarchyk decided to become ...

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