Stevens & Lee Names Three New Shareholders

READING, PA, January 9, 2017 – Stevens & Lee today announced that Megan M. Christensen, Heather Eshelman McCusker and Jennifer L. Nevins have been named shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2017.

Megan M. Christensen practices in the area of employment advisory and trial litigation, arbitration, mediation and employment counseling.

She focuses on labor and employment issues and provides a full range of services to clients, both inside and outside the courtroom, from the drafting of corporate policies and employment agreements through counseling on employee issues, transitions and termination procedures. Her practice includes employment discrimination prevention and defense, enforcement and negotiation of employment agreements, including restrictive covenants, wrongful discharge issues and issues generally related to the employment relationship.

She works closely with clients on employment-related investigations, employee hiring and termination issues and employer compliance with various state and federal employment laws including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, Wage and Hour and Workers’ Compensation.

As part of an employment-related practice focused on the unique needs of the financial services industry, Ms. Christensen assists in the representation of a number of sophisticated financial services firms, broker-dealers, registered representatives and investment advisory firms on a variety of issues, including employee recruiting and raiding, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets and other confidential information, the enforcement of nonsolicitation agreements and breach of contract claims.

She has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as in the FINRA and AAA arbitration forums.

Ms. Christensen received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Delaware. As published in New Jersey Monthly magazine, she was recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010.

Heather Eshelman McCusker concentrates in wealth planning and estates, advising high net worth individuals, families, business owners and fiduciaries in matters such as estate planning, trust and estate administration, taxation, guardianships, probate, contested estates, tax controversies on the federal and state levels, business succession planning, charitable giving and non-profit formation.

Ms. McCusker is a frequent lecturer on a broad range of tax, trust, estate and probate topics and presents before community and professional education organizations for accountants, financial planners and advisers, attorneys and insurance professionals. She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Paulette M. Sapp-Peterson, P.J.Cv., New Jersey Superior Court. While in law school, she was an editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce.

Ms. McCusker received a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University.

Jennifer L. Nevins concentrates her practice in Orphans’ Court matters, including the administration and settlement of trusts and estates, trust reformations, guardianship proceedings and administration, and litigation involving fiduciary matters and the interpretation of estate planning documents. She advises clients on matters of regulatory compliance by corporate fiduciaries. She has worked with non-profit organizations on the administration of endowment funds, compliance with gift restrictions and reformation of charitable trust and gift instruments and is experienced in the application of Pennsylvania’s cy pres doctrine.

While in law school, Ms. Nevins was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society and received The Honorable Gwilym A. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship, awarded for excellence in legal writing and appellate advocacy. She also was Articles Editor of the Penn State Law Review.

Ms. Nevins received a J.D., summa cum laude, from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Maryland. As published in Philadelphia magazine, she was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2014 and 2015.