Legal Roundup

PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Shapiro Secures $5.3 Million in Debt Relief for 570 Pennsylvania ITT Tech Students in Multistate Settlement

By Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General | Jun 24, 2019

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that a bipartisan coalition of 44 Attorneys General reached a settlement with Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC (“CUSO”) that includes more than $168 million in debt relief for more than 18,000 former students of ITT Tech schools nationwide.

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Pepper Pride Affinity Group Celebrates Pride Month in Philadelphia

By Pepper Hamilton LLP | Jun 18, 2019

On June 9, attorneys and staff from Pepper’s Philadelphia office celebrated Pride Month by marching together in the city’s LGBTQ+ Pride Parade and Festival.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP: Fox Named Among 2019 Healthiest Employers in Three Regions

By Fox Rothschild LLP | Jun 18, 2019

As a testament to its ongoing commitment to the health and welfare of its attorneys and staff, Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the 2019 Healthiest Employers in Philadelphia, New York and South Florida by Healthiest Employers.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O'Connor Practice Areas and Nine Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2019 Legal Guide

By Cozen & O'Connor | Jun 18, 2019

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O'Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, and Jeffrey Mullen to its 2019 Legal Guide.

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Three Pepper Hamilton Lawyers Named Ip Stars

By Pepper Hamilton LLP | Jun 17, 2019

Three partners from Pepper Hamilton have been designated IP Stars for 2019-20 by Managing Intellectual Property, a guide to the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Curtis Toll to Speak at ABA’s Master Class on Complex Environmental Liability Resolution

By Greenberg & Traurig L.L.P. | Jun 17, 2019

Curtis B. Toll, managing shareholder of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Philadelphia office, spoke at the American Bar Association’s Master Class on Complex Environmental Liability Resolution, June 12.

DRINKER BIDDLE: Drinker Biddle Names Dan Aiken to Lead Philadelphia Office

By Drinker & Biddle | Jun 11, 2019

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP announced that Daniel H. Aiken has been appointed Regional Partner in Charge (RPIC) of the firm’s Philadelphia office. Aiken’s appointment took effect on May 24, 2019.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Leading M&A Attorney Craig Circosta Joins Holland & Knight in Philadelphia

By Holland & Knight | Jun 11, 2019

Well-known Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Attorney Craig Circosta has joined Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office as a partner. Mr. Circosta focuses on M&A and general corporate and securities matters for clients ranging from small, privately owned companies to Fortune 100 public companies.

ARCHER & GREINER: Archer Welcomes Eight Summer Associates

By Archer & Greiner, PC. | Jun 11, 2019

Archer is pleased to welcome our 2019 Summer Associates. This year’s summer class includes eight students from various law schools. Archer’s Summer Associate Program provides a wide range of opportunities for accomplished law students to gain real world experience working with attorneys, staff and clients, as well as the opportunity to socialize with many of the firm’s lawyers, professionals and staff.

OBERMAYER: Attorney Lanique Roberts to be a Panelist at “Dear Black Fathers” Event

By Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP | Jun 10, 2019

Family law attorney Lanique Roberts will be a panelist at the Dear Black Fathers event.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Langhorne Podiatrist to Pay $75,000 and Cease Prescribing Schedule II Opioids for Two Years

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Jun 10, 2019

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Langhorne podiatrist Dr. Ronald Klein will pay $75,000 and stop prescribing Schedule II opioids, a class of controlled substances with a high potential for abuse, for two years to resolve allegations that he improperly prescribed opioids to one of his patients from October 2014 to October 2016.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Boosts Its Reach in the Philadelphia Real Estate Market, Doubling Local Team

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | Jun 4, 2019

The latest addition of real estate attorney Jennifer L. Wunder comes amid 18 months of robust growth for the Real Estate group in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Philadelphia office.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group Continues to Expand with the Addition of Helen Park, Peter C. Lim, and Adam M. Shapiro

By Cozen & O'Connor | Jun 4, 2019

Cozen O’Connor welcomed three highly regarded investigative attorneys — Helen Park, Peter C. Lim, and Adam M. Shapiro — to its growing Institutional Response Group (IRG).

SAUL EWING: Higher Education Vice Chair Named to the Nacua Board of Directors

By Saul Ewing LLP | Jun 3, 2019

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr announced that its Higher Education Practice vice chair, Josh Richards, will serve on the National Association of College and University Attorneys’ (NACUA) Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in June 2019 as part of the Board At-Large.

BALLARD SPAHR LLP: Ballard Spahr Recognized as Top U.S. Firm for Women by Law360

By Ballard Spahr LLP | Jun 3, 2019

Law360 has ranked Ballard Spahr one of the top U.S. firms for women, placing it 11th among firms with more than 600 lawyers.

BALLARD SPAHR LLP: Harry Weiss Honored By Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

By Ballard Spahr, LLP | May 28, 2019

Harry Weiss, Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Environment and Natural Resources Group, was recently honored by the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education with the Henry Meigs Award for outstanding environmental leadership.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: Butler Couple Charged in $1.3 M Fraud Scheme Now Facing Tax Charges

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania | May 28, 2019

Two residents of Butler County, Pennsylvania, previously indicted in Pittsburgh on April 17, 2019, on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, embezzlement from a healthcare benefit program, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering, and making a false statement in a loan application, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on additional charges of conspiracy and filing false tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Manufacturer for Workplace Safety Hazards Following Employee Amputation

By U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Champion Modular Inc. for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at its Strattanville, Pennsylvania, facility. The company faces $687,650 in penalties.

COZEN O'CONNOR: 63 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

By Cozen & O'Connor | May 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 63 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

WILSON ELSER: Wilkinson to Serve as Vice President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

By Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP | May 27, 2019

Kathleen D. Wilkinson (Partner-Philadelphia) was elected vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the PBA's Annual Meeting on May 17, 2019, in Lancaster. She will thereafter serve as the association's president-elect and as its 2021−2022 president.

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