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Lewis Interviewed for Article in ABA’s The Woman Advocate
November 21, 2017
Shari Claire Lewis was interviewed for an article titled, “Negotiating in the Workplace, with Advice from Renowned Women Attorneys” in the American Bar Association’s Fall 2017 issue of The Woman Advocate. This article provides anecdotes from the lives of successful attorneys and their struggles with negotiating for a fair salary. To read the article click here. …
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Bushwack a Two-Time Honoree at LIBN’s 50 Most Influential Women Event
October 20, 2017
Jacqueline (Mecchella) Bushwack has for the second time been named among Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News at a dinner held on October 19, 2017, at the Crest Hollow Country Club.  Jacqueline is a partner in the Complex Torts & Product Liability, General Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense practice …
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Bushwack Moderates Women’s Initiative Panel
October 12, 2017
On October 11, Rivkin Radler’s Women’s Initiative hosted a networking event to celebrate “Her Story: Lessons in Success from Lawyers Who Live It,” a book co-edited by Jacqueline Bushwack and published by the American Bar Association. The event, which was attended by several of the Firm’s female clients, was a cocktail hour followed by a lively …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Bushwack Gets 2nd Term on NSC&FGC Board
June 26, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
On June 13, 2017,  Jacqueline Bushwack was sworn in for a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center (NSC&FGC). Incorporated in 1953, NSC&FGC is the leading not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island dedicated to restoring and strengthening the emotional well-being of …
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Bushwack Presents at USLAW Conference
June 21, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
On June 3, Jacqueline Bushwack presented a program entitled “Incorporating Demonstrative Evidence into Your Case” at the USLAW Women’s Connection Conference in Lake Tahoe. The USLAW Women’s Connection serves member firms’ women clients who hail from a cross-section of industries and seek a networking environment that includes prominent attorneys, businesswomen and leaders from around the …
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Majkowski to Speak at the American Conference Institute
May 30, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski is speaking on June 22 at the American Conference Institute’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Conference in Chicago. His panel is entitled, “Efficient and Cost Effective Strategies for Streamlining E-Discovery.” For information or to register for the conference, click here. …
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Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri Obtain Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice
April 19, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri obtained a Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice in a dental malpractice case involving claims brought against the Division Director at a University Dental Clinic.  Plaintiffs’ counsel claimed that the dental residents, who were under the supervision of the Program Director, committed dental practice in their management and treatment of the plaintiff.  …
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CICLA Retains Ade to File Amicus Brief
April 6, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Insurance Coverage
Brian Ade was recently retained by the Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association (“CICLA”) to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Continental Insurance Company, et als. v. Honeywell International, Inc., Docket No. 078152. The case involves allocation issues in the context of asbestos claims, and whether the trigger of coverage should …
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Ade Joins the Prestigious CLM
April 6, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Insurance Coverage
Brian Ade has been invited to join the CLM, a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration, the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest …
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Ade, Del Pizzo Named as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers
March 20, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Super Lawyers has recognized two Rivkin Radler partners. Brian Ade and Nancy Del Pizzo were named as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers. Brian was named a Top Rated Products Liability Attorney; Nancy was named a Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney. Brian has been on the Super Lawyers list every year since 2005. Nancy was named …
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Richman Quoted in Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Technology On Trial”
March 19, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman was quoted in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Technology On Trial.” In the article, written by Brittany Bernstein, David discusses how technology is especially helpful in his field to explain the science involved in his cases to juries more simply. “If you think about it, Twitter has trained us to look to get information …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook magazine
January 13, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturing in a Time of Trump,” which was published in the January 2017 issue of Nutritional Outlook. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman Named to the Board of Directors of Natural Products Association Eastern Region
December 21, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Marc Ullman has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Products Association Eastern Region. The Eastern Region of the National Products Association is active in promoting the natural products trade in  Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  It’s work …
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Strober Secures Defense Verdict
November 18, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
Eric Strober won a two-week trial in Queens County Supreme court in which he represented the sole owner of trucking company Legend Wheels in a motor vehicle case alleging serious injuries to the plaintiff’s knee and back.  After conceding liability, the defense contested the causation and severity of the injuries. After deliberating for two hours, …
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Majkowski to receive LRF’s Distinguished Service Award
September 20, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) will host its 2016 Annual Gala, “An Evening of Incredible Inspiration,” in New York City on Sept. 28, 2016. In recognition for his service to the organization and its mission as an LRF Ambassador and Regional Leadership Council member, Rivkin Radler LLP Partner Paul V. Majkowski will be awarded the …
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Lewis to Speak at CLM Conference in Boston
July 14, 2016 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Shari Claire Lewis will speak at the 2016 CLM Boston Conference on July 14, 2016 at the Aloft Boston Seaport. Her session is titled, “The Suing Circle: Lawyers vs Lawyers.” For more information on the Conference, Click Here. …
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Bushwack attends USLaw Women’s Connection Conference
June 14, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
Jacqueline (Mecchella) Bushwack represented Rivkin Radler LLP at the USLAW Women’s Connection Conference, “Strong Voices in Times of Crisis: Facing Adversity & Succeeding,” in Nashville, Tennessee. The USLAW NETWORK Women’s Connection provides a forum for women lawyers to collaborate, develop and advance the status of women involved in civil litigation through the strengthening of personal …
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Ullman quoted in Natural Products Insider
June 13, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in the June 9, 2016 issue of the Natural Products Insider in an article entitled, “Herb Kratom Faces Hurdles to Become Legal Dietary Supplement.” Click here to read article. …
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Lewis, Giliberti & Goldberg Victorious in Product Liability Case
June 8, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Shari Lewis, Frank Giliberti and Seth Goldberg achieved an impressive victory in a large product liability case venued in  the United States District Court in Des Moines Iowa.  It initially appeared that liability was a “sure thing” since it was impossible to dispute that the client’s alleged product had broken and caused substantial property damage. Through …
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Summary Judgment Granted to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
March 31, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman, working together with Neil Bromberg of Hollingsworth LLP, secured summary judgment on behalf of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in Haimowitz v. Novartis Pharm Corp., No. 1:09-cv-10068-JFK (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2015) dismissing all of plaintiff claims as untimely. For more information Click Here …
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DiGennaro to present at Hofstra Law School Alumni
March 10, 2016 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
On March 10, 2016, Janice DiGennaro will present a CLE program entitled, “Legal Ethics:  Hot Topics & Current Events,” to Hofstra Law School Alumni. Janice represents attorneys for claimed malpractice, fiduciary breaches, and fraud in the handling of matters including employment discrimination, bankruptcy, commercial transactions, tax law, trusts and estates, matrimonial conflicts, entertainment law, criminal …
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Majkowski recognized at St. John’s Law Review dinner
March 7, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
On March 2, 2016, Paul Majkowski was recognized by St. John’s School of Law as a past Law Review editor-in-chief.  The annual law review dinner was held at the Metropolitan Club. …
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Fyman presents webinar
November 17, 2015 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Avigael Fyman, an Associate in the Firm’s Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liablity Practice Groups, has presented a webinar entitled, “Writing A Better Brief.”  …
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Rivkin Radler Supports KALAGNY
May 31, 2015 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
  Furthering Rivkin Radler’s support of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, associate Lawrence Han is serving on KALAGNY’s Gala Committee.  Since 1986, KALAGNY has provided legal support for the Korean American community, by providing its members with training and resources useful for professional advancement and expanding access by Korean Americans in …
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Aiosa Inducted into the International Associations of Defense Counsel
April 30, 2015
James Aiosa, a Partner in the Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups, has been inducted into the International Association of Defense Counsel. The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global, legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC’s members hail from five continents, 40 countries, and …
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Lewis quoted in Law 360 Article
April 24, 2015 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was quoted in a Law 360 article entitled, “Social Media Class Notices Gain Traction But Carry Risks.”   …
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Kominsky receives favorable decision
January 23, 2015 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Adam Kominsky, a partner in the Firm’s Directors & Officers, Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups, received a favorable ruling in an arbitration. Former Federal Court Judge, Garrett E. Brown (Ret.), ruled in favor of a motion to quash a non-party trial subpoena seeking an insurer’s claims files and reserve information in …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Six Attorneys
January 5, 2015 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Francine Adler, Matthew Feinman, Frank Holahan, Adam Kominsky, Russell Sass, and Andreea Stefanescu have joined the Firm. “The partnership is delighted to welcome these new attorneys.  They add to the stature of our firm and our goal to ever strive for excellence in …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Four New Partners
January 1, 2015 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Employment & Labor | Health Services
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Mecchella Bushwack, Justin Calabrese, Scott Green and Geoffrey Kaiser have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members of the …
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Bushwack Among LIBN 50 Most Influential Women
September 30, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Jacqueline Mecchella Bushwack has been named among Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News.  Jacqueline is a member of the Health Services, Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups.  Launched in 2000, the Top 50 Program honors the Island’s premier professional women for their exceptional accomplishments, …
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Richman and Romeo obtain summary judgment
August 12, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
David Richman and Jason Romeo obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, Xenophon Xenophontas dismissing claims that the doctor committed medical malpractice in connection with the care and treatment of a patient who developed a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following performance of back surgery at Mercy Medical Center. It was claimed that Dr. Xenophontas, a …
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Paul Majkowski Speaker at Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation
April 29, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort practice groups, will be a speaker at the American Conference Institute’s 5th National Forum on Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation.  Best practices for defending complex and novel cases, making demonstrative evidence compelling to juries, and crafting a winning …
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Wilck and Fyman Victorious
March 6, 2014 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck and Avigael Fyman prevailed on their motion to dismiss on behalf of their client, an attorney who was being sued for malicious prosecution arising out of his representation of whistleblowers in claims against the Trinity Broadcast Network, the world’s largest Christian broadcaster.  With their client facing multiple lawsuits in both New York and …
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Shari Claire Lewis Featured in Long Island Business News Article
February 19, 2014 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Professional Liability and Product Liability & Toxic Tort practice groups, was quoted in a February 19, 2014 Long Island Business Newsarticle entitled, “Targeting Data Breaches.”  Please click the link below to view Targeting Data Breaches. Adobe Reader is required to view this article. If Adobe …
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Rivkin Radler Featured in Newsday LI Business Section
February 9, 2014 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property | Corporate
Rivkin Radler was featured in a Newday article entitled, “Raising the Bar.”  The article appeared in the LI Business Section on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  The article focused on the growth of Long Island law firms compared to New York City law firms during the recession. Click here to read entire article: http://www.newsday.com/business/long-island-law-firms-benefit-from-city-counterparts-1.6972767 …
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Lawrence S. Han Joins Rivkin Radler as an Associate
January 27, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Lawrence S. Han has joined the firm as a Associate in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups. “My partners and I are delighted to welcome Lawrence to Rivkin Radler.  He adds to the stature of our …
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Shari Claire Lewis to speak at the CLM 2014 Professional Liability & e-Discovery Conference
January 24, 2014 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis will be a speaker at the CLM 2014 Professional Liability & eDiscovery Conference on January 24, 2014.  Ms. Lewis will present, “The Professional in the Virtual Office.” There has been a geometric increase in the professional use of the “virtual office” due to the confluence of bad economic conditions, ubiquitous remote access …
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James Aiosa appointed as a member of the Nassau County Asian American Economic Advisory Commission
November 19, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
James Aiosa, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups has been appointed as a member of the newly constituted Nassau County Asian American Economic Advisory Commission.  The Commission’s principal purpose is to “assist the County in the development, advancement and betterment of economic, employment and business opportunities …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Six Associates
September 25, 2013 | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Employment & Labor | Health Services
Uniondale, New York ? October 2013 – Rivkin Radler LLP announces the addition of new associates Christopher Barbarello, Jannine Farino, Henry Mascia, Jacqueline Siegel, Shana Slawitsky and Richard Yam. Christopher Barbarello, of Hempstead, NY, has joined the Litigation & Appeals Practice Group.  Mr. Barbarello’s practice focuses on no-fault insurance cases involving insurance fraud and defense …
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Shari Lewis on Panel for PLUS Webinar
September 24, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
On September 24, Shari Claire Lewis will be on the panel for a PLUS webinar entitled, “The Plaintiff Who Knew Too Much.”  This Webinar will explore how lawyers and other professionals have increasingly embraced 21st Century technologies without considering the potential impact it might have on their professional and ethical duties to clients. Using a fun …
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David Richman to participate in roundtable discussion regarding witness preparation and selection.
September 12, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
David Richman, a partner in the firm’s Health Services, Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability and Toxic Tort Practice Groups, will participate in a roundtable discussion regarding witness preparation and selection sponsored by AEGIS Insurance Services.  Mr. Richman’s topic is, “The Art of Cross Examination:  Fact, Expert and Rebuttal Witness.” …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
September 3, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Uniondale, New York ? September 20132 – Rivkin Radler LLP is proud to announce the addition of Sandra Buchanan, Gregory Mitchell, Joseph Sulzbach and Clara Villarreal. Sandra (Irby) Buchanan, of Jamaica, NY, has joined the Litigation & Appeals Practice Group.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Buchanan worked at the New York State Court of …
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Brian Bank and Jacqueline Bushwack attend the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
August 8, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
From Aug. 8-10, attorneys Brian Bank, an associate in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, and Jacqueline Bushwack, an associate in the firm’s Health Services, Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort practice groups, attended the ABA’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California, where they each served as a New York delegate to the ABA …
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Shari Claire Lewis and David Wilck co-presenters of a “Good Faith Handling” Seminar
July 24, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Partners Shari Claire Lewis and David Wilck were co-presenters of a seminar entitled, “Good Faith Handling,” at One Beacon insurance company (July 25) and Allied World Assurance Co. (July 24). …
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Shari Claire Lewis to speak on Webinar presented by DRI’s Insurance Law and Professional Liability Committees
June 17, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Toxic Tort and Professional Liability practice groups, will be a speaker at a webinar presented by DRI’s Insurance Law and Professional Liability Committees.  The webinar is entitled, “Data Breach Liability and Coverage Issues in the Practice Law,” and will be held on …
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Paul Majkowski Co-Chair of ABA Seminar
May 13, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups, will co-chair the ABA’s Seventh Annual Chemical Products and Toxic Torts Seminar – From Lessons Learned To New. This is the seventh year that this interactive, one day regional seminar has been conducted. As with prior seminars, …
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Peter Contino to speak at the ABA Spring 2013 National Legal Malpractice Conference
April 24, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Peter Contino, a partner in the firm’s Product Liability and Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will participate in a breakout session entitled, “An Overview of Federal Statutes and Regulations: Traps and a Little Salvation” and will also present a clinic entitled, “The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine:  A war story about a lawyer’s salvation.” Description: Though some federal …
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Shari Claire Lewis to co-present at the 2013 Annual CLM Conference
April 11, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will be a co-presenter at the 2013 Annual Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Annual Conference. Her presentation is entitled, “Ethics – Challenges of Legal Ethics In A Digital Era.” Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference …
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David Wilck and Avigael Fyman Win Summary Judgment
December 11, 2012 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck and Avigael Fyman, members of the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation, Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, who won summary judgment on behalf of their clients, business brokers, for alleged misrepresentations in connection with the purchase of a gas station business.  The Court found that the express disclaimers in …
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