Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, today launched their International Practice Group. To support the launch, RCCB has hired Jacquelyn A. Kunkel, Associate, and Ana-Maria Satmar, Law Clerk (pending admission to the Pennsylvania bar). Both Kunkel and Satmar come to RCCB with varied experience and are expected to strengthen the firm’s international capabilities.
Partner David Gitlin, a distinguished international lawyer, joined the firm earlier this year and has been working with Dustin Covello, Partner of the Tax Group, on a number of international matters, adding to the cross-border matters the firm was already handling. The launching of the International Group, along with Kunkel and Satmar’s hiring, allows the firm to expand the type of international counsel they provide to clients.
“With the announcement of our International Group and the additions of Jacquelyn and Ana, RCCB is now able to offer our clients even greater resources when it comes to meeting their international goals,” said Dustin Covello, Partner and Co-Chair with Gitlin of RCCB’s International Group. “Both Jacquelyn and Ana join RCCB with differentiating prior experiences, and we are confident that they will apply their backgrounds to offer our clients insightful counsel.”
Kunkel comes to RCCB from KPMG LLP, where she was Senior Associate, working for the International Tax Group and the Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Group. At RCCB, she will work with Partner Dustin Covello as part of the firm’s Tax Group.
Kunkel earned her Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws, Taxation, degrees from Villanova University School of Law. Prior to law school, Kunkel studied engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning her Bachelors of Science degree. After MIT, Kunkel went on to earn her Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She will practice out of the firm’s Conshohocken office and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania.
Satmar joins RCCB after spending the past year as a Law Clerk at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York. Before that, Satmar practiced law for almost nine years at Schoenherr Attorneys at Law in Bucharest, Romania. Satmar will use the relationships she’s developed in countries such as Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Mexico to help grow RCCB’s international practice.
Satmar earned degrees equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctorate from Babes-Bolyai University, as well as a Master’s degree in business administration. She earned her Master’s degree in employment law from the University of Bucharest and her Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She will practice out of the firm’s Philadelphia office and is admitted to practice law in Romania while pending admission in Pennsylvania.