On Tuesday, May 31st, Pastore LLC welcomed senior counsel and our summer class to the firm.

Pastore LLC is pleased to welcome Robert Knight as Senior Counsel. Mr. Knight has a wide range of legal experience. Bob was an elected official Municipal Judge serving two four-year terms. Indiana US Senator Richard Lugar, then Mayor of Indianapolis, administered his Oath of Office on each occasion he was elected to office. As Claim Counsel for Aetna Property and Casualty Company, Bob managed national litigation supervising hundreds of trial lawyers and thousands of lawsuits.  Bob also as Federal Regulatory Affairs Counsel company spokesperson before federal agencies concerning matters of insurance. As Environmental Coverage Counsel for The Hartford Insurance Company, Bob assisted in structuring the settlement of two five billion dollar aquifer contamination claims. As Special Counsel to Abbott Labs, Bob worked with the principal scientist inventor of Humira documenting patent royalty agreements antecedent to a multibillion Humira patent royalty dispute with Cambridge Antigen Associates in England, co- developer of Humira. Bob is rated a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminet lawyer where he is ranked in the top 5% of lawyers and American Registry where he is ranked in the top 1% of lawyers in legal ability and ethical standards.

Rachel Neff has returned to office as our Summer Associate. She worked with Pastore as a Law Clerk since September of 2021. She took a break for her finals, a trip home to California, and some time off to enjoy some hiking at our National Parks. She will be full time for the summer.

Stewart Stockdale Jr. joined us as our full time Summer Law Clerk. He completed his first year of law school at the Indiana Maurer School of Law. He graduated from Tufts University in 2019. He spent the two years prior to law school working at Merrill Lynch in White Plains.

Christopher Atuahene joined us as our Summer Law Clerk. Chris completed his first year of law school at New York Law School. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

Pastore has LLC also welcomed Dan Melillo, as our Summer Law Intern. He finished his Junior year at Skidmore College as a Political Science major with an Education Minor. Dan looks forward to going to Law School upon graduation.

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