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Dauphin County Bar Association names Pamela Polacek as President

January 20, 2015
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 HARRISBURG, PA. (January 20, 2015)  — McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is pleased to announce that Pamela Polacek has been named president of The Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) for 2015.  Polacek is a member with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in the energy, communications and utility law practice group.

Polacek is the 8th attorney from McNees to serve as DCBA President.  The other attorneys were:

Sterling G. McNees, 1934

David W. Wallace, 1944

Gilbert Nurick, 1949

Jim King (1968)

Frank B. Haas, Jr., 1970

Richard R. Lefever, 1986

David E. Lehman, 1997

James P. DeAngelo, 2010

“I’m honored to hold the gavel of such an outstanding organization,” Polacek said. “The members of Dauphin County Bar Association are a wonderful asset to the legal community and Dauphin County. I’m confident that 2015 will be a great year for us.”

Polacek practices in the energy, communications and utility law practice group. She has extensive experience in implementing electric supply competition in Pennsylvania and other states, and advises clients regarding commercial, legal, regulatory, and legislative opportunities and risks in the electric and natural gas industries. She assists clients in analyzing and negotiating wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity contracts, as well as addressing other utility service requirements. Polacek also represents and advises cable telephone providers, local exchange carriers and interexchange carriers before various state and federal administrative agencies and courts.

Polacek previously served DCBA as vice president, secretary, young lawyers section chair and as a member of the board of directors. She has held several leadership positions with the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

She has received the following recognitions: The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law; Central Penn Business Journal, Forty Under 40; Lawyers on the Fast Track; Pennsylvania Rising Stars®; and YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence.

Polacek earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and her law degree from Duke University School of Law.

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC ( is a full-service law firm representing corporations, associations, institutions, and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network.

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