Stevens & Lee Adds Two New Shareholders

NEW YORK, NY and LANCASTER, PA, January 5, 2010 – Stevens & Lee announces that Constantine D. Pourakis and Theresa M. Zechman have been named shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2010.

Constantine D. Pourakis acts as debtor’s counsel for closely held corporations in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, as well as counsel for creditors’ committees and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees. He also represents various creditors in the defense of preferences and in objections to claims issues.

Mr. Pourakis is a former recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence. He is a member of the ABI, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Pourakis received a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Theresa M. Zechman concentrates her practice in management-side labor and employment law and litigation. She represents management in all human resource and employment issues including discrimination, harassment, contracts and wrongful discharge matters. Ms. Zechman counsels employers in the creation and application of workplace policies including leaves of absence, USERRA, EEO, FMLA, FLSA, discrimination, harassment, e-mail and electronic communication policies. Ms. Zechman also represents public and private sector employers in their dealings with organized labor, including organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, day-to-day administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievances, interest arbitrations and unfair labor practice hearings.

Ms. Zechman is a past chair of the Lancaster County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a member of the Lancaster Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. She is also a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association. Ms. Zechman holds a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

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