Klehr Harrison Adds to the Litigation Department Leadership

PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2023) — Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2024, the firm will add new leadership roles within the firm’s Litigation Department. These changes are part of the firm’s ongoing strategy to develop the next generation of firm leadership. Paige Willan and Grant Phelan have been named Co-Chairs of the firm’s Litigation Department.

Willan and Phelan join Jonathan Krause, who has been the sole Chair of the Litigation Department — the largest in the firm, with 36 attorneys — since August of 2021. The three Co-Chairs will divide their leadership responsibilities, with Krause maintaining the primary leadership duties. Willan, who has emerged as an important leadership voice, having served on several firm committees and as Chair of the firm’s DEI committee for the last year, will bring a crucial perspective to the department’s leadership and hiring. Phelan, a profoundly experienced trial attorney, will focus on trial training for the team’s expanding group of associates.

Managing Partner Brad Krouse said, “As the firm evolves and grows, we continue to identify and develop new leaders throughout the firm, and Paige and Grant have emerged as two important leaders in a very significant practice area of the firm.” Jonathan Krause added, “I am very excited to work together with Paige and Grant, two excellent lawyers and leaders that I have worked with closely in other roles for a long time.”

Willan is strategic and skilled in the handling of high-stakes business disputes in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New York. She has tried and arbitrated complicated and intricate business litigation, including injunctions. She is skillful at understanding the technical elements of complex matters and diving into the details of hotly contested factual disputes. She handles the following types of litigation: banking litigation, debt collection and foreclosure, directors’ and officers’ liability and corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative actions, securities fraud, internal investigations, shareholder and partnership disputes, family business disputes, insurance and reinsurance issues, intellectual property disputes and misappropriation of trade secrets. Willan was selected to the 2023 “Best of the Bar” list (business litigation) by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College.

Phelan is a national business litigator with broad experience in both federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. He has also represented clients in alternative dispute resolution forums. His practice involves litigating a full range of business and commercial matters nationwide, including contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate disputes, securities fraud, government investigations, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, insurance coverage and employment disputes. In the past five years, Grant has been lead counsel in 33 different states. Clients praise Grant for his steady and discerning counsel, citing his calm and insightful guidance to allow them to achieve successful outcomes in their business and legal dealings.

He earned his law degree from Delaware Law School and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.

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