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HPK is pleased to announce that Stacy L. Baran and Talley H-S Kovacs have joined the firm as associates. Both will be added to HPK’s Litigation Practice Group. 

Ms. Baran graduated from Ursinus College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Psychology. In 2002, she received her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. While in Law School, she was on the Dean’s Honor List, the Moot Court Honor Society, and participated in the Moe Levine Trial.  She was a Quarterfinalist in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court competition. Following graduation, Ms. Baran clerked in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She was also a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney in the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s office.  Ms. Baran concentrates her practice in litigation.

Ms. Kovacs graduated from St. John’s College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in The History of Philosophy. In college, she was a scholar athlete and was Captain of the Women’s Intramural Sports Program. Prior to attending graduate school, Ms. Kovacs completed a culinary apprenticeship in the Gascony region of France and then worked in the culinary profession in Portland, Oregon and Annapolis, Maryland. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore / Towson University, Merrick School of Business, where she was awarded the France Merrick Graduate Business School Scholarship and the MBA Merit Scholarship. In 2009, she received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Kovacs was on the International Moot Court Board and the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team. She was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Award. Following graduation, Ms. Kovacs worked as a Law and Policy Analyst and clerked in the Maryland Court of Appeals. Ms. Kovacs concentrates her practice in litigation.