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Montgomery McCracken Welcomes Law Students Ernest D. Holtzheimer and Mara I. Smith As Summer Associates in Philadelphia

June 5, 2015


PHILADELPHIA-Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that law students Ernest D. Holtzheimer and Mara I. Smith, have joined the firm as summer associates through the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) Fellows Program. The firm is a founding member of the PDLG, and supports the organization’s commitment “to fostering participation of a more diverse group of lawyers in the Greater Philadelphia Region in order to make our legal profession stronger, more productive and better equipped to address the challenges of the 21st century.” This year, the program is being coordinated by attorney K. Carrie Sarhangi as part of her role on the firm’s Diversity Committee.Holtzheimer rejoins the firm for a second summer term after completing his second year as a law student at Drexel University School of Law, where he concentrates on business and entrepreneurial law. He graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with a B.S. in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and a Masters in Business Administration in 2013.

Smith recently completed her first year as a law student at Drexel University School of Law. She graduated in May 2013 from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in International Business and minors in Philosophy and Spanish.

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Montgomery McCracken is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 120 attorneys in offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Its attorneys provide legal services to clients in a wide range of industries both nationwide and internationally. Supporting a diverse group of talented legal professionals is vitally important to Montgomery McCracken’s culture and to its success in the increasingly-global marketplace. The firm’s attorneys come from a variety of socio-economic, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive professional environment allows Montgomery McCracken to better serve the needs of its clients because, among many other benefits, it yields diverse ideas and communication styles and promotes creative and effective problem-solving.