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PHILADELPHIA (May 2019) – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is proud to announce that it has promoted Krista Hart to the position of Firm Administrator. Hart previously served as Human Resources Manager.

“Over the past three years, Krista has proven to be an invaluable member of the team at Panitch Schwarze,” said partner Martin G. Belisario. “We are fortunate to have a young professional of her caliber overseeing the operations of the firm; we know we are in good hands with Krista at the helm.”

As Firm Administrator, Hart is responsible for managing the administrative operations of the firm, including supervising all non-attorney personnel; evaluating and managing the firm’s operating and IT systems; performing the firm’s human resources administration; overseeing the firm’s finance functions; performing marketing functions of the firm’s legal services and client development activities; and evaluating, managing and supervising the facilities of the firm.

Hart joined Panitch Schwarze in 2016 as a Human Resources Coordinator. Within one year, she moved up to Human Resources Manager, assuming responsibility for health and ancillary benefits, attendance and leave, recruiting, interviewing, new-hire orientation, performance management, firm-wide communication, marketing and public relations.

An active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Hart achieved SHRM Certified Professional credentials in 2017. As a SHRM-CP, she is a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. She also is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and International Legal Technology Association.

Hart earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from SUNY New Paltz. She lives in Philadelphia.

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

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