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Duane Morris Partner Jane Dalton Named Member of NAWL Supreme Court Nominee Evaluation Committee

November 17, 2005

Duane Morris partner Jane Leslie Dalton has been named a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers Committee for the Evaluation of Supreme Court Nominees. In this role, Jane will participate in the committee's evaluation of Judge Samuel Alito, President Bush's nominee to fill Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Court. The committee will focus on Judge Alito's qualifications and decisions regarding women's rights, particularly those related to issues such as workplace discrimination and harassment, family, finance and healthcare.

The National Association of Women Lawyers is an organization dedicated to promoting the interests of women in the legal profession and their families, as well as women worldwide. Committee members include a distinguished group of law professors, appellate practitioners and lawyers concentrating in litigation, with diverse backgrounds from around the country.

Jane is well qualified to advise the committee on Judge Alito's positions on issues of discrimination and harassment against women. A respected employment litigator, she was named the first woman partner at Duane Morris in 1978 and was appointed chair of the Employment Litigation Practice in 2000. She currently serves as Vice-Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and in less than two years will become the Chancellor of the 13,000-member organization. Additionally, she is a member of the Section of Litigation and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Jane was recently named a "Woman of Distinction" by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), in recognition of commitment to professional excellence and community involvement.

Jane is available to comment on her appointment to the committee.

For more information, please call Joshua M. Peck.