Eckert Seamans welcomes three associates to the firm’s Pittsburgh office and Litigation Division
October 15, 2019
Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome Grant A. Berry, Sean Donoghue, and Stephenie Anderson Scialabba as associates in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
GRANT A. BERRY
Berry helps clients buy, sell, invest in, and finance various businesses and properties. As a transactional attorney, he has worked with clients on a wide variety of commercial transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, financings, reorganizations, and joint ventures. He has assisted with all aspects of negotiating, documenting, and closing the deal.
Before to joining Eckert Seamans, Berry served as in-house corporate counsel to a Fortune 50 company, where he was responsible for contract law, real estate transactions, corporate reorganizations, risk management, commercial agreements and transactions, and supply chain logistics. He also negotiated procurement agreements and other commercial agreements in various sectors including technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, fulfillment, and retail. In another prior in-house counsel role in the retail industry, he was responsible for drafting and negotiating leases, amendments, and various contracts for over 1,000 stores, as well as managing an intellectual property portfolio of over 60 domestic and international trademarks, and negotiating and settling trademark, copyright, and tech patent infringement claims.
Berry earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2012 and his B.A. from Saint Vincent College in 2006.
Donoghue focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, he gained extensive experience in all facets of litigation while handling a diverse array of construction and business disputes on behalf of local, national, and multinational companies. His practice has also focused on drafting, negotiating, and counseling clients on a variety of contracts, including commercial leases, franchise agreements, and contracts concerning the sale of goods. Donoghue earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 2015 and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Duquesne University in 2011.
STEPHENIE ANDERSON SCIALABBA
Scialabba focuses her practice on global and domestic cybersecurity & data privacy matters. She regularly advises clients in the health, hospitality, gaming and tech industries as to their legal obligations — proactive and reactive — in the evolving compliance landscape.
Scialabba has represented clients in numerous facets of domestic and multi-national data breach response, including breach notification and investigations from the Office of Civil Rights, state Attorneys General, and other governmental regulators. Her practice also consists of working with clients to develop privacy practices and policies that are appropriate for their business models. She is familiar with GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, PCI-DSS, and various other privacy and security laws.
Scialabba has also represented health systems, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians and other healthcare providers in various issues including false claims, consent, charitable solicitations, accessibility, medical staff matters and fraudulent transfers. She is experienced in mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and other strategic transactions, as well as a multitude of healthcare-specific regulatory and compliance matters. She has worked with The Joint Commission and state agencies, and has advised clients on HIPAA issues, fraud & abuse and False Claims Act investigations, Stark law and the Anti-Kickback statute, EMTALA, managed care, and telehealth.
Scialabba previously served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John L. Musmanno of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as senior managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She earned dual B.A. degrees in political science and history, summa cum laude, in 2012.