By   – Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal

Carol F. McCabe has become the fifth managing partner — and first woman — to lead environmental and energy law firm Manko Gold Katcher & Fox in its 30-year history. She succeeds Jonathan Spergel who led the 32-lawyer firm for the past five years.

McCabe has spent her entire career at Manko Gold and joined the firm’s five-member executive committee a few years ago. She said she has worked with Spergel on the leadership transition over the past year and will serve a five-year term.

Spergel was managing partner since 2014 and was the first lawyer to hold that position who was not among the firm’s original eight lawyers. He was preceded by Robb FoxBruce Katcher and Marc Gold.

McCabe is a Haverford native who graduated from Archbishop Carroll (1989), College of the Holy Cross (1993) and University of Pennsylvania Law School (1996) before joining Manko Gold. She said it was a Penn class taught by Manko Gold founders Fox and Joseph Manko that sparked her interest in environmental law. A summer internship at the firm turned into a full-time job after graduation and she made partner in 2004.

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