Legal Roundup

MCNEES WALLACE NURICK: Mcnees Labor & Employment Attorney to Present on I-9 Compliance at Business Breakfast Briefing

By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC | Mar 18, 2019

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, in partnership with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, will host a Business Breakfast Briefing at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Friday, March 15, where McNees attorney Joe Sileo will present “What Employers Need to Know About I-9 Compliance.” The presentation runs from 8:00 a.m.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP:National Kidney Foundation Honors Joel Bolstein with Leadership in Action Award

By Clark Hill PLC | Mar 18, 2019

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Joel Bolstein, who was honored by the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) with the Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP: Jacqueline G. Segal Appointed Parliamentarian of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors

By Fox Rothschild LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Rochelle Fedullo, the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, has appointed Fox Rothschild partner Jacqueline G. Segal to be Parliamentarian of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors for 2019.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Member, Robert Tomilson, Appointed to Eastern University’s Board of Trustees

By Clark Hill PLC | Mar 18, 2019

Clark Hill member, Robert Tomilson, has been appointed to Eastern University’s Board of Trustees.

JACKSON LEWIS: Malcolm J. Ingram of Jackson Lewis Named Interim President of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE

By Jackson Lewis LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Associate Malcolm J. Ingram has been appointed Interim President of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE (AACC).

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT: Women in the Pennsylvania Judiciary

By Pennsylvania Supreme Court | Mar 13, 2019

March is National Women’s History Month, an ideal time to look at the history of women in the Pennsylvania judiciary as well as those women currently serving.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY: Buchanan Adds Labor & Employment Litigator Gretchen Woodruff Root in Pittsburgh

By Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC | Mar 11, 2019

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney adds experienced labor and employment litigator, Gretchen Woodruff Root, as counsel in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Member, Jeffrey J. Conn, Honorary Chair for Familylinks Second Annual Luncheon on April 2, 2019

By Clark Hill PLC | Mar 11, 2019

Jeffrey J. Conn, Member in Charge at Clark Hill, will serve as Honorary Chair for Familylinks Second Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, April 2nd.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Takes Part in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr and United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Construction Company $208,560 for Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards

By U.S.Department of Labor | Mar 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Etna Construction Inc. – based in Warminster, Pennsylvania – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a worksite in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company faces $208,560 in penalties.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Elevates 3 Attorneys in Its Philadelphia Office

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | Mar 5, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated environmental attorney Jillian C. Kirn and business immigration Nataliya Rymer to shareholder.

DLA PIPER: 195 DLA Piper lawyers receive Acritas Stars nominations

By DLA Piper | Mar 5, 2019

DLA Piper is delighted to announce 195 of its lawyers have been named as Acritas Stars 2019 in the latest analysis of outstanding lawyers according to client nominations.

DLA PIPER: DLA Piper's Acritas Stars 2019

By DLA Piper | Mar 5, 2019

The following DLA Piper lawyers have been recognized as Acritas Stars in the latest analysis of outstanding lawyers, according to client nominations.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Richard Scheff, Partner and Leader – Eastern U.S., Named 2019 Influencer of Law

By Armstrong Teasdale LLP | Mar 5, 2019

Richard Scheff, Philadelphia-based partner and Leader – Eastern U.S., has been selected as one of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencers of Law.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches $260,000 Civil Settlement with HNTB, Inc.

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Mar 5, 2019

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that the United States reached a $260,000 civil settlement with HNTB, Inc. concerning HNTB's alleged improper billing under a contract to provide catenary services (i.e., overhead electrical wires) with Amtrak.

BALLARD SPAHR LLP: Ballard Spahr Attorneys to Receive Arts Volunteer of the Year Award for Pro Bono Work

By Ballard Spahr, LLP | Feb 25, 2019

The Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia has recognized Ballard Spahr intellectual property attorneys John A. Chionchio and Patrick M. Brady with the 2019 Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) Award for outstanding pro bono service.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS: $41 Million Awarded to Woman Injured by Vaginal Mesh

By Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels & Friend | Feb 25, 2019

On February 1, 2019, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $41 million to a Pennsylvania couple after the woman was injured by vaginal mesh.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney’s Office For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania Collects Over $20 Million On Behalf Of U.S. Taxpayers In Fiscal Year 2018

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Feb 25, 2019

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the Middle District of Pennsylvania collected $20.2 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this amount, $4 million was collected in criminal actions and $16 million was collected in civil actions.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia Businessman Ordered to Pay $81,217 in Restitution for Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Feb 25, 2019

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Jong Young Choi, 46, of Chalfont, PA, was ordered to pay $81,217.00 in restitution for willful failure to pay employment taxes.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pennsylvania Healthcare Provider Paying $39,704 in Back Wages, Damages to 92 Employees

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 25, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Bethlen Home of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America – a continuing care retirement community based in Ligonier, Pennsylvania – paid $39,704 in back wages and liquidated damages to 92 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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