MacDonald Illig Welcomes New Associate
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP is pleased to announce the addition of John M. Persinger as an Associate with the Firm. Mr. Persinger is a 2012 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, which he attended on a Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellowship. While at Notre Dame, Mr. Persinger was on the editorial staff of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Persinger served in several government and political roles. He was Associate Director of Scheduling for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign in 2004, worked in the White House as an aide to White House Counsel Harriet Miers and Deputy Counsel William Kelley, and also served in a chief-of-staff role to U.S. Ambassador to Australia Robert McCallum at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia. Mr. Persinger received a bachelor's degree in History from Harvard University in 2003. While at Harvard, he was captain of the men's swimming and diving team and competed at the 2000 Olympic Team Trials. Mr. Persinger's family has deep ties to northwest Pennsylvania. His grandparents, Dr. John and Dorothy DeMarco, moved to Erie in the early 1950s to raise their five children. Members of Mr. Persinger's extended family continue to live in the area. Mr. Persinger is a member of MacDonald Illig's Business Transactions, Labor & Employment, and Government Services Practice Groups.