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Stradley Ronon Welcomes Six New Associates

December 09, 2015
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Fall 2015 Associates
Pictured from left: Stradley Ronon first-year associates Tyler Mullen, Leena Ketkar, Nicole Gill, Bridget Giroud, Shawn Hendricks and Jessica Rickman

PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon welcomed six new associates to the firm this fall. Nicole Gill and Bridget Giroud joined the litigation practice group; Jessica Rickman, who will be working out of Stradley Ronon’s Washington, D.C., office, and Shawn Hendricks are part of the investment management practice group; Tyler Mullen joined the firm’s business group; and Leena Ketkar is working in the trusts, estates & personal planning group. All six previously worked at Stradley Ronon as summer associates. 

Nicole Gill – Gill graduated summa cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and received the Faculty Award for Academic Achievement and Robert E. Lamberton Award for Constitutional Law. She was a member of the Temple Law Review, treasurer for the Health Law Society, secretary/treasurer for the Women’s Law Caucus, a teaching consultant and graduate assistant, and a BarBri class representative. She was also the recipient of the Toby Camen Scholarship and the Law Faculty Scholarship. During law school, Gill worked as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Juan Sanchez for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Marjorie Rendell for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Gill graduated from Villanova University with an M.A. in English Literature and a B.A., magna cum laude, in English Literature. 

Bridget Giroud – Giroud received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. During law school, she participated in the Hunter Moot Court competition and served as research editor of the Rutgers University Law Review. Giroud was also a teaching assistant for a legal analysis, writing and research course for first-year law students. She served as a summer judicial intern for the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Giroud earned her B.A., with highest distinction, in English from Pennsylvania State University.

Shawn Hendricks – Hendricks received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where he served as the business editor of the Rutgers Law Review, vice president of the Tax Law Society, and a member of the Finance and Business Law Society. While pursuing his J.D., Hendricks worked in the asset management department of Prudential Financial and interned at the Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement. He graduated from Drexel University with both a B.S. in Business Administration, concentrating in Legal Studies, and a B.S. in Sports Management. 

Leena Ketkar – Ketkar received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she was the senior topics editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, a teaching assistant to Professor Teresa Brostoff, and a teaching fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. She previously interned for U.S. District Court Judge David S. Cercone and served as a corps members with City Year. Ketkar earned her B.A. in Political Science & English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Tyler Mullen – Mullen earned his J.D., cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. During law school, he served as senior editor for the Penn State Law Review and participated in both the Corpus Juris Society and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. Mullen graduated cum laude with high honors in Philosophy from Davidson College, where he was captain of Davidson’s NCAA Division I wrestling team. 

Jessica Rickman – Rickman earned her J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law. While there, she served on the American University Law Review and was a member of the Business Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. She worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and as a legal intern at Levin & Curlett LLC in Baltimore. Rickman graduated with a B.S. in Business Marketing from the University of Maryland.

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