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FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED 2017 BEST LAWYERS
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 in the categories of Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Messers. Bybel and Rutledge feel honored to be named once again to The Best Lawyers in American® 2017 by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.

ERIK GERHARD AND RENEE LIEUX NAMED LOCAL LEGAL LEADERS
Erik Gerhard and Renee Lieux have been named Local Legal Leaders by Harrisburg Magazine.

ERIK GERHARD, RENEE LIEUX AND LAUREN HOKAMP NAMED SELECT LAWYERS
Erik Gerhard (Business/Commercial Law), Renee Lieux (Business/Commercial Law) and Lauren Hokamp (Contracts Law and General Civil Litigation) have been named Select Lawyers of the Susquehanna Valley by Susquehanna Style Magazine.

FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED 2016 BEST LAWYERS
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 for the sixth, consecutive year, in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Securities, Securities / Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation. Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Messers. Bybel and Rutledge feel honored to be named once again to The Best Lawyers in American® 2016 by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.

G. PHILIP RUTLEDGE RECEIVED THE 2016 OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARD FOR THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL CRIME
G. Philip Rutledge has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award for his contributions to the Journal of Financial Crime. The Journal publishes articles by some of the leading international scholars and practitioners of criminology, economics, criminal justice and compliance, and which provide practical and detailed insight into top issues relating to the control and prevention of financial crime and abuse.

CARTER D. FRANTZ NAMED PARTNER
Bybel Rutledge LLP is pleased to announce that Carter D. Frantz has been named a Partner. Mr. Frantz’s practice primarily focuses on financial institution regulation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory representation, legislation and public policy, and regulation of financial intermediaries.

LOUISE S. HUTCHINSON JOINS BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP
Bybel Rutledge LLP is pleased to announce that Louise S. Hutchinson has joined the firm as a partner. Louise is a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions departments. With particular emphasis on day to day legal counseling and commercial transactions, she also practices in the Information Technology and Church Law areas.

PARTNER NICHOLAS BYBEL, JR. NAMED SELECT LAWYER
Partner Nicholas Bybel, Jr. has been named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law.

PARTNER ERIK GERHARD NAMED A SELECT LAWYER
Partner Erik Gerhard has been named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law and Contracts Law.

PARTNER G. PHILIP RUTLEDGE NAMED A SELECT LAWYER
Partner G. Philip Rutledge has been named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law.

LAUREN E. HOKAMP NAMED A SELECT LAWYER
Lauren E. Hokamp has been named a Select Lawyer in Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation.

BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP DESIGNATIED AS BEST LAW FIRM FOR FIFTH CONSECTUTIVE YEAR
For a fifth consecutive year Bybel Rutledge LLP has been designated as a 2016 "Best Law Firms" in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation. The Partners of Bybel Rutledge LLP are honored once again to receive this designation.

PARTNER L. RENÉE LIEUX NAMED SUPER LAWYER FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Partner L. Renée Lieux has been selected for the second consecutive year to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® list for Employment Law. Each year no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyer® to receive this honor.

PARTNER L. RENÉE LIEUX NAMED A SELECT LAWYER
Partner L. Renée Lieux has been named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Law.

CARTER D. FRANTZ JOINS BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP
Bybel Rutledge LLP is pleased to announce that Carter D. Frantz has joined the firm as Counsel. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Frantz was Chief Counsel to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. Mr. Frantz is a member of the firm's financial and regulatory departments.

BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP DESIGNATED AS 2014-2015 BEST LAW FIRM FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For a fourth consecutive year Bybel Rutledge LLP has been designated as a 2014-2015 "Best Law Firms" in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation. The Partners of Bybel Rutledge LLP are honored once again to receive this designation.

G. PHILIP RUTLEDGE APPOINTED VISITING PROFESSOR AT BPP UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND
G. Philip Rutledge has been appointed Visiting Professor of Securities Law and Regulation" at BPP University Law School, London, England where he will be lecturing in its Degree Program for Masters of Law in Financial Regulation. While in the UK, he also will be undertaking lectures at the University of Cambridge.

LAUREN E. HOKAMP JOINS BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP
Bybel Rutledge LLP is pleased to announce that Lauren E. Hokamp has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. Hokamp is a member of the firm's corporate and commercial litigation departments representing public and private companies.

BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP DESIGNATED AS 2013-2014 BEST LAW FIRM FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For a third consecutive year Bybel Rutledge LLP has been designated as a 2013-2014 "Best Law Firms" in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation. The Partners of Bybel Rutledge LLP feel honored to receive this designation once again.

FOUNDING PARTNER MODERATES THIRD ANNUAL PITTSBURGH FINANCIAL SERVICES SYMPOSIUM
Partner G. Philip Rutledge moderated a panel entitled "Topical Issues in Financial Services" at the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Financial Services Symposium sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Compliance Roundtable on October 5, 2012 at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA. Later that day, he was a judge for "The Great Case" which is a student competition organized by the Katz Business School of the University of Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh area law students and graduate business students to argue and debate a fictional case involving legal and business ethical issues.

FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED TO 2013 BEST LAWYERS® FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 for a third consecutive year. Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Bybel and Rutledge feel honored to be named once again to The Best Lawyers In America® 2013 by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.

FOUNDING PARTNER PARTICPATES IN PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE SEMINAR
On Monday, June 25, 2012, Philip Rutledge participated in the Practising Law Institute's "Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2012" in New York, NY where he made a presentation concerning "State Regulation of Broker-Dealers."

Mr. Rutledge is the immediate past Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and is a nationally recognized expert in state securities laws and their application to broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives. He has represented a number of national and international brokerage firms in connection with proceedings involving state securities regulators.

PARTNER NAMED ONE OF CENTRAL PENN BUSINESS JOURNAL'S
2012 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

Partner Renée Lieux has been selected as one of our region's 25 Women of Influence for 2012. Ms. Lieux was selected to this elite group because of her leadership, career accomplishments, and community involvement. Ms. Lieux will be honored at the Women of Influence event on May 11, 2012.

FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED TO 2012 BEST LAWYERS® FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been named to the 2012 Best Lawyers® for the Central Pennsylvania region for a second consecutive year.  Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most widely respected peer review guide in the legal profession.  Messers. Bybel and Rutledge feel honored to be named to the 2012 Best Lawyers® by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.

BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP NAMED AS 2011—2012 TIER 1 "BEST LAW FIRMS" IN PENNSYLVANIA BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings in the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms issue. Bybel Rutledge LLP has been named as Tier 1 in the following legal practice areas for 2011-2012: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Securities Regulation.

PARTNER ADMITTED AS LIVERYMAN IN THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PATTENMAKERS
On March 24, 2011, Partner G. Philip Rutledge was admitted as a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers at a ceremony held in the ancient Ironmongers’ Hall, City of London.  The Pattenmakers is an ancient livery company of the City of London formed in the 14th century and whose membership is restricted by a royal charter granted in the 17th century.  Today, the Pattenmakers sponsor a number of charitable organizations in the City of London.  Membership consists of those who are deemed to have made significant contributions to the business, educational and cultural institutions of the City of London.

FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED TO 2011 BEST LAWYERS
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been named to the 2011 Best Lawyers® for the Central Pennsylvania region.  Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most widely respected peer review guide in the legal profession.  Being named to the 2011 Best Lawyers® is an honor bestowed upon Messers. Bybel and Rutledge by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.

ATTORNEY NAMED TO MS LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL
Partner Erik Gerhard has been named to the MS Leadership Advisory Council of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Members of the Advisory Council nominate and recruit up-and-coming business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the business, civic and cultural betterment of the community.

INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENT
Founding Partner G. Philip Rutledge has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa.

BYBEL RUTLEDGE ATTORNEY NAMED AS RISING STAR
Erik Gerhard has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyer® magazine. Being named a Rising Star in Super Lawyer® magazine is a peer nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in each state. A Rising Star is one of a select group of Pennsylvania's top up-and-coming attorneys.

ACADEMICKEYS WHO'S WHO IN LAW HIGHER EDUCATION
Founding Partner G. Philip Rutledge has been named to AcademicKeys Who's Who in Law Higher Education.

ART ASSOCATION SOIREE
Renee Lieux is hosting an Art Association Soiree at her home on August 21, 2010, featuring the art of local artists.  Contact the Art Association of Harrisburg (236-1432) for tickets.

2010 TRIBUTE TO WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER
Renee Lieux has been named a 2010 Tribute to Women of Excellence award winner.  The Tribute to Women of Excellence award is given by the Harrisburg Area YWCA and honors women for their contributions to the workplace and community.

FOUNDATION FOR ENHANCING COMMUNITIES' GRANT MAKING COMMITTEE
Renee Lieux has been appointed to the Foundation for Enhancing Communities' grant making committee.

FOUNDING PARTER HAS CHAPTER PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
In June 2009, Founding Partner G. Philip Rutledge's chapter on "State Law Aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley" has been published by the American Bar Association and is now included in the ABA's The Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP RANKED #1 IN THE MID-ATLANTIC
In January 2009, SNL Financial, an authoritative industry guide to mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector, ranked Bybel Rutledge LLP #1 in the number of mergers in the Mid-Atlantic region for 2008 with a total deal value of $216 million.

Nationally, Bybel Rutledge LLP ranked 18th out of 120 law firms advising on financial institution mergers.  Our 2008 national ranking jumped 59 places from our 2007 ranking.

FOUNDING PARTNER RECEIVES FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON
In January 2009, G. Philip Rutledge was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London in the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers.  According to the immediate past master of the Pattenmakers, Rutledge is the first American to gain admission to this company which was incorporated in the 15th century, received a Royal Charter in 1670 and was granted status as a Livery Company in 1717.

This admission reflects upon Mr. Rutledge's extensive international legal experience which recently was called upon in context of preparing a report for the European Commission on the penetration of retail banking in the European Union by criminal organizations and discussions concerning creation of a single financial services market and regulatory system for the English-speaking Caribbean countries. 

PARTNER NAMED MEMBER OF HARRISBURG MS LEADERSHIP CLASS
In December 2008, Bybel Rutledge LLP Partner Renee Lieux was named a member of the Harrisburg MS Leadership Awards Class of 2008.  The prestigious MS Leadership Award is presented nationwide to a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and community. An advisory council comprised of corporate and community leaders carefully reviewed over 200 names before the final honorees, including Ms. Lieux, were selected.

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