Legal Roundup

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Pennsylvania Restaurants to Pay $1 Million in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 20, 2019

Two Philadelphia restaurants, J.H.S.K, Inc. and Osaka Japan Restaurant, Inc., both doing business as Osaka, and their owner, have agreed to a consent judgment ordering them to pay $935,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 201 employees for willful violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employers must also pay a $65,000 civil money penalty.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore Among Top State, National Counsel in 2018 Bond Buyer Rankings

By Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | Feb 19, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP earned high marks in The Bond Buyer 2018 rankings, including being ranked second overall in Kentucky and Ohio and second in Pennsylvania for the number of transactions.

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Barry M. Abelson Recognized in Chambers Global 2019

By Pepper Hamilton LLP | Feb 18, 2019

Barry M. Abelson, of counsel with Pepper Hamilton, has been recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global.

MARSHALL DENNEHEY: Marshall Dennehey Expands Pittsburgh Health Care Department

By Marshall, Dennehey, Warner | Feb 18, 2019

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its Pittsburgh Health Care Department with the addition of new shareholder.

BALLARD SPAHR LLP: Business Lawyer John Wright Rejoins Ballard Spahr, Brings Decades of Industry Experience

By Ballard Spahr, LLP | Feb 18, 2019

Prominent corporate and finance attorney John B. Wright, II has rejoined Ballard Spahr after nearly 15 years leading the legal department of a large global manufacturing corporation that is a longtime client of the firm.

OGLETREE DEAKINS: Paul Lancaster Adams Named 2019 Client Choice Awards Recipient

By Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart | Feb 18, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Paul Lancaster Adams has received The International Law Office’s 2019 Client Choice Award. Adams is the exclusive winner of the Employment & Benefits category for Pennsylvania.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY: Buchanan Welcomes Returning Commercial Litigator William J. Moorhead

By Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC | Feb 18, 2019

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to welcome back William J. Moorhead as of counsel in the Litigation section. Following nearly two years at a national firm.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: Prime Healthcare Services and CEO, Dr. Prem Reddy, to Pay $1.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Feb 18, 2019

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. (“Prime”) and Prime’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Prem Reddy, have agreed to pay the United States $1.25 million to settle allegations that two Prime hospitals in Pennsylvania.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT: Public Notice for Reappointment of a Bankruptcy Judge

By Pennsylvania Supreme Court | Feb 18, 2019

The current term of office of the Honorable Jeffery A. Deller, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is due to expire on October 5, 2019.

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT: Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy

By Pennsylvania Supreme Court | Feb 18, 2019

The current term of the office of the United States Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is due to expire October 19, 2019.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Llanerch Country Club to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Feb 18, 2019

Llanerch Country Club (LCC) of Havertown, Pa., has agreed to pay $30,000 in monetary relief and furnish significant equitable relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

MORGAN LEWIS: Morgan Lewis Expands Global Legal Hackathon into Philadelphia

By Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP | Feb 14, 2019

Morgan Lewis is hosting the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) on February 22-24 in our Philadelphia office, bringing the world’s largest legal hackathon to the city for the first time.

BENESCH LAW: Juan Morado, Jr. Named to 2018 “Latinos 40 Under 40” List by Negocios Now

By Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP | Feb 12, 2019

Benesch is pleased to announce that Juan Morado, Jr. has been honored by Negocios Now on its 2018 “Latinos 40 Under 40” list. The fourth annual list recognizes 40 men and women for their leadership within and beyond the Latino community.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Chris Ballod to Present at 2019 Winter Bench Bar Forum

By Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP | Feb 12, 2019

Lewis Brisbois issued the following announcement on Feb. 7.Philadelphia Partner Christopher E.

DILWORTH PAXSON LLP: Neil Sklaroff Joins Dilworth Paxson’s Zoning and Land Use and Real Estate Practice Groups

By Dilworth Paxson LLP | Feb 11, 2019

Dilworth Paxson LLP announced that attorney Neil Sklaroff has joined the firm, effective February 1, as a partner in the Zoning and Land Use and Real Estate practice groups.

OBERMAYER: Hillary Moonay to Present at BCBA CLE “The New Support Guideline Calculation”

By Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP | Feb 11, 2019

.Family Law partner Hillary Moonay will be speaking at the Bucks County Bar Association on Tuesday, February 19, regarding calculations under the new support guidelines.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Kelly T. Kindig, the Latest Addition to its Fast-Growing Labor & Employment Practice

By Cozen & O'Connor | Feb 6, 2019

Cozen O’Connor today welcomed Kelly T. Kindig — a litigator who represents public and private employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation — to its nationally recognized Labor & Employment practice.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Cozen O'Connor Recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal® with 11th Annual Diversity Leader Award

By Cozen & O'Connor | Feb 4, 2019

Cozen O'Connor has been selected by Profiles in Diversity Journal® to receive its 11th Annual Diversity Leader Award. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to expanding and improving diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace and beyond.

OGLETREE DEAKINS: Business Resource Groups See New, Existing Leadership Promote Diverse, Inclusive Opportunities for Attorneys

By Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart | Feb 4, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has named new leadership for its ODBAR (Black Attorney Resource Group) and ODA3 (Asian American Attorney Group) business resource groups.

DRINKER BIDDLE: Drinker Biddle Celebrates New Partner Class Reflecting Firm’s Ongoing Commitment to Gender Equity

By Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | Feb 4, 2019

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is pleased to announce the election of nine new partners, representing four of the firm’s offices and six practices.

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