Mindy J. Shreve founded    
POINT LEGAL in 2002 to offer
the law firm and corporate    communities a unique and     
valuable perspective to legal
recruiting and consulting services.

mshreve@pointlegal.com

    Ms. Shreve and all POINT LEGAL consultants have achieved academic and professional success at the highest levels throughout their careers. POINT LEGAL consultants are able to provide sophisticated, practical knowledge as a result of their substantive legal experience in virtually all major practice areas and their extensive participation in managing, recruiting and training for several law firms and corporate law departments. Each POINT LEGAL consultant rated by Martindale-Hubbell has received an "AV"*.

Ms. Shreve was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1979, and obtained her law degree magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 1983. As POINT LEGAL's President, she is able to draw upon almost twenty years of commercial litigation experience involving several business segments and industries in all regions of the country. Ms. Shreve commenced her litigation career at Buchanan Ingersoll P.C. where she was elected a shareholder, served several years on the Recruiting Committee, chaired the summer associates' program and was actively involved in the mentoring and training of associates. She subsequently accepted a position as a shareholder in the mid-size firm of Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir, P.C. in Pittsburgh where she continued her litigation practice and served on that firm's Recruiting Committee.

Ms. Shreve was one of two equity partners who established the Pittsburgh branch office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in 1994, which enjoyed 15-fold growth during the succeeding seven years. In addition to maintaining an active litigation practice for several major corporations, Ms. Shreve served on Schnader's firm-wide Evaluation Committee for partnership elevation. She also was significantly involved in assessing the "right fit" of all lateral hiring and merger opportunities for the Pittsburgh office including recruitment, negotiation of compensation and other employment terms, and integration of lawyers and practice groups who joined the firm.

Ms. Shreve is involved in several community and professional activities. She is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (P.O.W.E.R.), and is a current member of its Advisory Council. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Inner City Junior Development Program, and a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Ms. Shreve was a member of the Edgewood Borough Planning Commission and is past president of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association.

 
 
   

Ramona Ferguson

rferguson@pointlegal.com

    Ramona Ferguson was graduated from Dickinson College magna cum laude and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where her honors included Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif and note editor of the Law Review. She commenced her corporate legal career in 1979 at Buchanan Ingersoll P.C., where she specialized in real estate, public finance and health care. While at Buchanan, she was an active member of the firm's Recruiting Committee. Ms. Ferguson served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Hospital Lawyers of Western Pennsylvania, participated as a speaker at various health care finance seminars in Pennsylvania and Florida, and appeared as a guest lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Ms. Ferguson also served as General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors for The Parental Stress Center.

Ms. Ferguson moved with her husband to the New York City area in 1986, where she continued her career as Assistant General Counsel for Sedgwick James, Inc., a national insurance brokerage firm. At Sedgwick, she had primary responsibility for all corporate and contractual matters for over 150 subsidiary entities and managed an active acquisition and divestiture program.

Ms. Ferguson left Sedgwick to pursue other professional interests. She was founder and co-owner of Ferguson & McQuillan, a design and manufacturing business providing floral products to wholesale and retail customers in the Northeast and Midwest. Ms. Ferguson remains involved in several civic, school and church activities, and has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the local chapter of the United Way and the Plainfield Historic and Cultural Commission. Ms. Ferguson now resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

 
 
   

Pamela E. Rollings

prollings@pointlegal.com

   

Pamela E. Rollings has been practicing law in the Pittsburgh area since 1979. She was graduated from Yale College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received her law degree from The University of Virginia. She joined the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll P.C. as an associate where her primary areas of practice included corporate, securities and banking law. She was elected an equity shareholder in 1986, and served as Vice Chair of the Corporate Finance Section and Manager of Professional Development and Training. She was her firm's nominee to participate in Leadership Pittsburgh as a member of Year VIII.

In 1992 Ms. Rollings was appointed Chief Counsel of Corporate Banking for PNC Bank Corp., and later promoted to General Counsel of Corporate Banking. In those capacities she managed the delivery of legal services throughout PNC's market area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Delaware and New Jersey. Her duties included recruitment and management of a 15- member legal staff engaged in corporate loan documentation, real estate, workouts and capital markets, as well as oversight of outside counsel engagements for these areas.

Ms. Rollings left PNC in 1999 to devote more time to family and continue the practice of law on a project basis. She has participated in several charitable activities, serving as president of the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and as a board member of the Yale Club of Pittsburgh and the Urban League of Pittsburgh. She also has served on special event committees for the YWCA of Pittsburgh and Family Health Council. She resides with her husband and two children in the Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh.

 

 
 
 
   

Katherine Knox Hastings

khastings@pointlegal.com

   

Katherine Knox Hastings has over twenty years of corporate and litigation experience in both major law firm and corporate settings. Ms. Hastings was graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and commenced her career in 1980 as a law clerk for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro in Federal District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Hastings then specialized in securities and corporate transactions as an associate at Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis LLP. She subsequently accepted a position as Senior Attorney for IU International Corporation, where she managed a substantial litigation portfolio in addition to securities and corporate transactions for this large Philadelphia conglomerate. From 1988 to 1990, Ms. Hastings served as General Counsel of Envirosafe Services, Inc., a publicly held waste management business. In that capacity she was responsible for all legal and corporate advisory matters relating to the company, including environmental issues, securities transactions and staff recruitment, training and management.

Ms. Hastings left Envirosafe for a family relocation to Chicago, where she continued her career in several senior legal positions with Kraft Foods, Inc. At Kraft, Ms. Hastings engaged in major contract negotiations and general corporate matters for a variety of business groups. At the end of her tenure at Kraft, she was responsible for all environmental matters for the company.

Ms. Hastings returned to Philadelphia in 1997, where she resides with her husband and three children. In recent years, she has performed various legal services for Villanova University and sat as an arbitrator in Federal District Court. She currently serves as assistant to a Federal Special Master in a class action matter. Ms. Hastings is engaged in several civic and charitable activities. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Support Center for Child Advocates, and serves in a variety of positions for the Agnes Irwin School Parents Council and the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. In Chicago, Ms. Hastings served on the Executive Committee for the North Shore Auxiliary Board of Lawrence Hall Youth Services.

 
 

*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories- legal ability and ethical standards. The Martindale-Hubbell AV rating indicates very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. "AV" is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


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