Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce the election of its newest partners, Alicia M. Passerin and Peter S. Wolff.
Dr. Passerin is a member of the Intellectual Property and the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups and is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. She focuses her practice on patent prosecution, protection of trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, licensing, opinions and litigation.
Dr. Passerin received her B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College, her M.S. and Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Ohio University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. During law school, she was an intern for the late Judge Carol Los Mansmann in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and an extern at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Technology Management. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and is a Barrister in the Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property Chapter of the American Inn of Court. Dr. Passerin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Animal Care and Assistance Fund and the North Boroughs YMCA.
Dr. Passerin was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2008 and 2013.
Mr. Wolff is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and is also based in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. He represents individuals and corporate clients in complex civil litigation, commercial contract and tort disputes, employment disputes, constitutional claims, products liability, premises liability, and defamation. Mr. Wolff has successfully represented clients before state and federal trial courts and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Wolff received his B.S., cum laude, from Duquesne University and his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, he was an extern for then-Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy. He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Allegheny County Bar Associations.
Mr. Wolff has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013 in the area of Business Litigation.