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McNees Elects New Firm Leadership

October 11, 2018
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – (October 11, 2018) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is pleased to announce Brian Jackson has been elected Chair of the firm and Donna Kreiser and Mark Van Blargan as Members of the Management Committee, effective November 1, 2018.

Brian Jackson will succeed David Kleppinger who has held the position of Chair for the past 12 years.

“I am honored to serve the McNees family as Chair,” Brian commented. “That said, I know that I have very big shoes to fill. The task is made easier by David’s willingness to continue to serve as our Chair Emeritus and by the election of Donna Kreiser and Mark Van Blargan who will join me on our newly constructed Management Committee.”

Brian has been a member of the firmwide Management Committee since 2005 and served as Chair and Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment practice from 2002 to 2017. While carrying out his duties as Chair, Brian will continue to represent clients in collective bargaining and labor arbitrations.

David will continue to practice law in the Energy and Environmental practice group and Co-Chair the McNees Strategic Solutions Group. During his tenure as Chairman, David has played a significant role on the success of the firm and the launch of several McNees practice groups, including Food & Beverage, Privacy & Data Security and Esports.

“On behalf of all our Members, I am pleased to congratulate Brian on his election as Chair,” said David. “Brian has served with me on the Management Committee for twelve years and is uniquely qualified to lead our firm into the next decade and assure our ongoing and growing success.”

Donna Kreiser has been on the firm’s Management Committee since November 2015 and is the first female to serve in this capacity. Donna is Co-Chair of the McNees Financial Services and Public Finance Practice Groups and practices in the Public Sector Practice Group. She focuses her practice on municipal and project finance law, including economic development, transportation, government, health care, and education.

Mark Van Blargan is Chair of the McNees Healthcare Practice Group and a member of the Education Law Practice Group. Mark’s practice focuses on serving large healthcare providers and college and universities. He previously held a position on the McNees Management Committee from 2006 to 2015.


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; Frederick, MD; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. | @McNeeslaw | LinkedIn


Brian F. Jackson

Donna L. Kreiser