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Montgomery McCracken Welcomes Summer Associate Class

May 28, 2019


PHILADELPHIA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to welcome the addition of four summer associates to the firm. Jaleelah Abdulai, Allen Gehring, Rachel Goodman, and Kristen Mericle will be based in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Jaleelah recently completed her first year as a law student at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. She graduated from Duke University in May 2016 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Chemistry.

Allen recently completed his second year as a law student at Georgetown University Law Center. He earned his Ph.D.  in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington in May 2012. Allen received his M.A. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University in August 2005. He graduated summa cum laude from Cedarville University in May 2003 with a B.A. in Philosophy and History.

Rachel recently completed her second year as a law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2015 with a B.A. in History.

Kristen recently completed her second year as a law student at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. She graduated cum laude from Villanova University in May 2017 with a B.A. in Business Administration.

The Summer Associate Program at Montgomery McCracken offers a wide range of opportunities for accomplished law students to work on active cases that parallel their interests in varied business and litigation practices. Montgomery McCracken prides itself on providing a realistic foray into the legal world and includes its summer associates in a client meetings, depositions, and hearings of all kind. In addition to providing summer associates with opportunities to work on complex legal issues and matters, Montgomery McCracken has partnered with Judges Restrepo and Rice of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to coordinate for its summer associates to participate in the Re-Entry Court Program, a pro bono initiative dedicated to representing indigent federal probationers.

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