Concord, NH – DECEMBER 14, 2016:  Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., a leading full-service law firm based in Concord, New Hampshire with offices in Nashua and Boston, announced today that Attorney Michael J. Schowalter, Jr., has joined the firm as an Associate.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was the Program Director for the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.  Michael has an extensive background of work experiences throughout Eastern Europe and Asia, where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a fellow at the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy.

“We are very pleased to have Michael joining us to support our corporate, litigation and environmental practice areas of the Firm,” said Sherry Young, the Firm’s President.  “Michael also has strong experience in cyber security, which is an important emerging area of the law.  He is a very skilled attorney, and we look forward to the years ahead as his practice matures.”

Michael graduated from the University of Maryland and obtained his JD from the University of San Francisco.  He is also currently enrolled in an LLM in Environmental Law Program with the Vermont Law School.  He lives with his wife, Katharine Woodman-Maynard, in Concord, NH, and enjoys cross country skiing and trail running throughout New Hampshire. He will be working out of our Concord, New Hampshire Office and may be contacted by phone at (603) 226-2600 or by email at

About Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C:  The firm provides clients with a comprehensive, solution-oriented approach to law, merging traditional legal practice with legislative and public policy expertise.  We have earned a reputation for achieving client success through skillful and creative advocacy in private party negotiations, before courts, regulatory agencies and legislatures. Our professionals are leaders in key sectors of our economy where business and government intersect.

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