Montgomery McCracken Elects Three to the Partnership

March 22, 2013

Montgomery McCracken announced the election of Chastity C. Bruno, Karl E. Emerson and Enid L. Hyberg to the firm’s partnership.  Each one was previously of counsel to the firm.  Bruno and Emerson are members of the firm’s Philadelphia office.  Hyberg is resident of its Linwood, NJ office.

Chastity C. Bruno is co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation practice group and a member of its Labor & Employment practice.  She represents employers and employees in matters concerning enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants and alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. She advises employers on preventive practices for protecting confidential information, including trade secret audits.  Bruno is an active member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Bruno received a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1998. She received a B.A. degree, cum laude, in Political Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

Karl E. Emerson provides legal counsel and advice to nonprofit organizations.  He advises charitable organizations and their fundraisers on compliance with state charitable solicitation statutes, and conducts compliance assessments and internal investigations for charitable and other tax-exempt organizations.

His professional experience includes service as the director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations and ten years with Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General where he supervised and directed complex fraud, waste and abuse investigations.

Emerson was named one of the 50 most influential members of the nonprofit community by The Nonprofit Times.  He is one of only three recipients of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s Government Philanthropic Partner Award.

Emerson received a J. D. from Temple University Law School in 1981.  He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1978 where he earned dual degrees, each magna cum laude, in Economics and Business Administration.

Enid L. Hyberg concentrates her practice on public utilities and representation of municipal agencies.  Her representations have included Atlantic City Electric Company, Atlantic City Sewerage Company, the New Jersey-American Water Company and South Jersey Industries, the Borough of Longport Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Township of Egg Harbor Planning Board, as well as public entities including the City of Northfield, the City of Ocean City, the City of Linwood, the Brigantine Board of Education and the Atlantic County Special Services District. She represents private clients in all matters related to real estate and land use and planning.

Hyberg is an instructor for Rutgers University Center for Government Services and has also served as a member of the District One Ethics Committee. She is a former trustee for the New Jersey Municipal Attorneys. She is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Atlantic County and the Latin American Economic Development Association.

Hyberg received a J.D. from Dickinson School of Law (Penn State University) in 1981.  She graduated, cum laude, from the University of Maryland with a B.A. degree in 1978.