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McNees Elects Attorneys Brian Gregg And Dana Chilson Into Membership

January 5, 2016
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HARRISBURG, PA (Jan. 5, 2016) – McNees has elected Brian P. Gregg and Dana W. Chilson as new members of the law firm, effective January 1, 2016. With a total of 130 attorneys, McNees is one of the top 100 largest law firms based in Pennsylvania.

Brian practices in the McNees Intellectual Property, Alcoholic Beverage and Liquor License and Food Industry practice groups with a focus on trademark and copyright protection, software and technology services contracts, franchising, food labeling, internet law and other issues related to the protection and licensing of intellectual property.  He has a particular focus assisting craft breweries, wineries and craft liquor distilleries with trademark protection, development of branding strategies and liquor license permitting.

In 2015, he was named one of Central Pennsylvania’s Forty Under 40.  In addition, he is recognized as a 2014 and 2015 Pennsylvania Rising Star® and was the recipient of the Legal Intelligencer’s 2012 Unsung Hero Award for pro bono service.

Prior to attending law school, Brian worked for eight years as a private civil engineer in the real estate development group at a Harrisburg based engineering firm.  He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, cum laude and his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University.  Brian is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Dana is Chair of the Insurance group and also practices in the Litigation, Financial Services and Injunction groups. She represents commercial and business clients in a wide variety of disputes, including contract challenges and questions regarding shareholder and corporate rights. She also assists clients in obtaining and defending against injunctive relief, and analyzing their insurance coverages. Furthermore, she represents clients in loan and credit workouts, collections and bankruptcy.

Dana is the recipient of the 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence Award, was recognized as a Select Lawyer in 2014 and 2015 and is a 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Star®.

Dana is a former extern to Chief Judge Yvette Kane of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Dana received her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, magna cum laude and her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the Dauphin County Bar Associations.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. @McNeeslaw LinkedIn