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.
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.