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Two McNees Attorneys to present at Penn State Dickinson’s “Women in the Profession” Panel

January 25, 2018
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 25, 2018) – McNees Wallace & Nurick Attorneys Meera Modi and Sarah Hyser-Staub will participate in Penn State Dickinson’s first annual “Women in the Profession” panel sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6 – 7:15 p.m.

Joining Meera and Sarah on the panel will be Judge Christina Simpson, Marta Rifin, and Kate Deringer Sallie of Pillar+Aught. Each panelist will discuss challenges and experiences as women working in the legal field. Immediately following the discussion will be an hour of networking with the students.

Meera serves as of-counsel in the McNees Corporate & Tax Group. She is an experienced mergers and acquisitions attorney and trusted legal advisor to both public and private businesses and executives throughout Pennsylvania. She also serves as primary outside general counsel to those companies with limited or no in-house legal capabilities. In doing so, she works with businesses to negotiate and document arrangements involving customers, vendors, strategic partners, employees and owners. Meera is regarded as a “deal quarterback” and “closer” who regularly navigates clients through mergers, acquisitions, sales, commercial arrangements and other strategic ventures.

Outside of her work at McNees, Meera serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Operation Medical and Tres Bonne Annee.

Sarah is an associate in the Litigation Group, where she represents clients in both state and federal court on a wide variety of commercial matters. She also practices in the Automotive Dealership, Energy & Environmental, and White Collar Defense & Internal Investigation Groups where she provides litigation counsel to clients in those industry-specific groups. Sarah’s experience includes litigating complex commercial disputes, defending public and private entities in civil rights cases, representing clients before the grand jury, conducting internal investigations and providing guidance on internal corporate compliance, representing public officials before the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission and defending clients against commercial fraud charges.

Prior to joining McNees, Sarah was a law clerk for The Honorable William W. Caldwell of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She proudly serves as Vice President of the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, a member of the Harrisburg Rotary Club, and the firm’s Hiring Committee.

The Dickinson Law Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) seeks to promote an awareness and understanding of the legal and social issues facing women today through discussion, education and networking. The WLC is open to the entire law school community. The WLC sponsors lectures, fundraisers and social activities in an effort to expose law students to the gender issues we all face. Each year the WLC is committed to raise money for local women’s shelters and other organizations.


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