Stars of David Week of 8/9/2012


Watch out for those spectacular Perseid Meteor showers this weekend; meanwhile, why not keep your eye on these scintillating "Stars": Some benchmark recognition for topnotch attorneys Abraham C. Reich and Stephanie Resnick. The Fox Rothschild legal eagles — he's the firm's co-chair; she heads up the company's litigation department across the country — have been cited as leading litigators by Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Meanwhile, telling it like it is — and may very well be — was Fox colleague Marcel L. Groen, who discussed the state's new voter ID law on MSNBC's NewsNation With Tamron Hall. …

Not enough lawyers? Three's the charm: Duane Morris equity partner Mitch Goldman discusses his early successes as a grad of the U of P Wharton Graduate Health Care Administration Program in an interview with the Wharton Healthcare Quarterly. 

Best of the best? Philadelphia mag proclaims in this month's issue that the honor belongs to Comcast's Brian Roberts and former mayoral aspirant Sam Katz, cited among others as its choice for "10 Best Philadelphians." 

What she did on her summer vocation: Mimi Stillman, the protean child prodigy-all grown up at 30, who's now the guiding spirit of the acclaimed Dolce Suono Ensemble, just finished serving as faculty head of the woodwind department for Curtis Institute of Music's special summer program for high schoolers. She wasn't exactly on alien turf; Stillman was Curtis' youngest wind player ever admitted when she enrolled to study at the age of 12. 

Add a beam to the bimah at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, where St. Louis native David Gerber has been named assistant rabbi. His background includes once working as a financial adviser pre-rabbinics. Well, in these intense fiscal times, not a bad thing to have on a rabbi's resume. And he may be the first area rabbi to be a Cardinal; yes. he confesses he's a baseball fan with a thing for his hometown Cardinals. 

Dr. Manuel Rosenberg of Abington Memorial Hospital received a 2012 Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from Drexel's med school. 

Some Olympic gold for Andrea Kremer? The Philadelphia-born sportscaster is making waves with her interviews of medal winners and losers on NBC's Olympiad broadcasts. Good work by the journalist, who 30 years ago served as sports editor of the Main Line Chronicle in Ardmore. Big jump from the Main Line to London; score her a 10. 

Child care — that's Sue Cornbluth's concern; the Temple U. psych professor's just been named national spokeswoman for Complete Child Development. 

Was it Atlanta's torching of Philadelphia that made the recent three-game sweep a symbol of Phillies burnout? None other than local sports guru Howard Eskin may have put it best in this Tweet: "Actually a good thing that phillies lost series to Atlanta so they didn't fool themselves and think they had a playoff chance." That playoff is outta here!



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