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McNees names new firm leaders, including new chair

Central Pennsylvania’s biggest law firm has named a new leadership team that is slated to take over this fall.

Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on Thursday said that Brian Jackson will become chair of the firm on Nov. 1. He will succeed David Kleppinger, who has led the firm for 12 years.

McNees also announced that Donna Kreiser and Mark Van Blargan will serve as members of the management committee.

Jackson has been a member of the management committee since 2005 and has led the labor and employment practice at the firm. While serving as chair, he will continue to represent clients in collective bargaining and labor arbitrations.

Kleppinger will serve as the firm’s chair emeritus. He also will practice in the energy and environmental group, while co-chairing the strategic solutions group. He is credited with launching several practice groups at McNees, including food and beverage, privacy and data security and esports.

Kreiser practices in the public sector group and has co-chaired the financial services and public finance practice groups. She focuses her practice on municipal and project finance law, including economic development, transportation, government, health care and education.

Van Blargan is chair of the firm’s health care practice group and a member of its education law practice group.

McNees has more than 130 attorneys in total.

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