PA Law Weekly, Nov. 12, 2019: Linda S. Judson joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Linda S. Judson has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. She has experience in the area of workers' compensation litigation.

The Legal Intelligencer, Nov. 8, 2019: Louis Hockman joins Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel

Louis Hockman joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. He is a trial attorney with experience serving as lead counsel in jury, non-jury and arbitration matters, representing large insurance, retail, restaurant, property management, banking and hospitality companies.

PA Workers’ Comp News Alert: PA Court refines meaning of “Reasonable Degree of Medical Certainty”

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently examined the burden of proof for medical evidence to be within a “Reasonable Degree of Medical Certainty.” In PetSmart, Inc. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Sauter), the injured worker alleged that he had hurt his low back while performing his job for employer. A Claim Petition was filed, and the matter was litigated before a Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ).

Marc R. Leffler participates in 2019 NYC Marathon as guide for disabled runner

Marc R. Leffler ran in the New York City Marathon on November 3, 2019, as a guide for a disabled runner, through Achilles International, an organization dedicated to mainstreaming those with disabilities through competitive athletics.

John C. McMeekin II to speak at Phila. Area Independent School Business Insurance Group Annual Mtg.

John C. McMeekin II will be a guest speaker at the Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Insurance Group (PAISBIG) Annual Meeting. He will speak about the anticipated impact on schools as a result of a proposed change to the Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations regarding Abuse and Molestation.

Louis Hockman joins Philadelphia office as Of Counsel to the Firm

Louis Hockman has joined the Phiiladelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm. He is a seasoned trial attorney with broad experience serving as lead counsel in thousands of jury, non-jury and arbitration matters, representing large insurance, retail, restaurant, property management, banking and hospitality companies with consistent positive outcomes.

NY State Dental Journal to publish article by William Spiegel and Marc Leffler in January 2020

The New York State Dental Association has accepted an article co-authored by William S. Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler for inclusion in its January 2020 Journal. The article is titled “The Ethical and Legal Pitfalls Associated with Dental Practice Beyond Ability Levels.” The January 2020 issue of the Journal is devoted to legal and ethical topics relating to dentistry.

Marc Leffler to speak at 2019 ACOMS Annual Residents Meeting on November 2 in Dallas

Marc R. Leffler will speak at the 8th Annual American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) Annual Residents Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The meeting will be held November 2-3, 2019, at A. Webb Roberts Hospital.

William Spiegel & Marc Leffler speak at MedPro Dental National Brokers Meeting on October 17 in NYC

William S. Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler were the keynote speakers at the MedPro Dental National Brokers Meeting held October 17, 2019 in New York City. The presentation included an analysis of recent trends in jury verdicts and case valuation, in addition to portions of a mock trial.

William Spiegel, Marc Leffler lectured to Columbia Univ. College of Dental Medicine on October 14

William S. Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler lectured to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine on “Risk Management and Dentistry” on October 14, 2019. They discussed various issues encountered in their litigation practice, including record keeping, informed consent, professional disciplinary hearings before state Dental Boards, standards of care in dentistry and other related topics.

New York Law Journal, October 10, 2019: Rawle & Henderson firm expansion

Rawle & Henderson has hired six attorneys who all join from Spiegel Leffler: William Spiegel, partner; Marc Leffler, partner; Robyn Goldfarb, partner; Elisa Karnis, of counsel; Justine Woods, associate, and Michael Ashton, associate.

Linda S. Judson joins Pittsburgh office as Of Counsel, focuses on workers’ compensation litigation

Linda S. Judson has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm. She has extensive experience in the area of workers' compensation litigation.

Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 14, 2019: Ethical, Legal Considerations When Using PIs for Your WC Case

In the article, Zach Rubinich focuses on the use of private investigators in workers’ compensation cases and outlines the various ethical and legal considerations. While private investigators can gather and provide useful and valuable intelligence that may support your litigation strategies, the supervising attorney must understand the ethical and legal considerations inherent when working with private investigators.

The American Lawyer, Oct. 9, 2019: Midsize Moves: East Coast Mergers and a Texas Senior Counsel

Rawle & Henderson and Shipman & Goodwin expand by absorbing smaller firms, Kean Miller adds a senior counsel to its office in The Woodlands, Texas, and other midsize moves.

Phila. Business Journal, Oct. 4, 2019: Venerable litigation firm acquires New York boutique

Venerable litigation firm Rawle & Henderson has opened two new offices in the New York region by acquiring Manhattan-based Spiegel Leffler.

NJBIZ, October 2, 2019: Nation’s oldest continuing law practice opens Jersey City office

Rawle & Henderson absorbed the boutique firm, distributing its lawyers to offices in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

The Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 1, 2019: Rawle & Henderson Absorbs New York Boutique Spiegel Leffler

The Philadelphia-based litigation firm now has 11 offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including new locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The Legal Intelligencer, Sept 19, 2019: John McMeekin to speak at ABA TIPS inaugural Cannabis Conf.

John C. McMeekin II, chair elect of the American Bar Association tort trial and insurance practice section, is slated to give opening remarks for the inaugural ABA TIPS International Cannabis Conference in Chicago on Thursday.

Alexander J. Blood joins Downtown Manhattan office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Alexander J. Blood has joined the Downtown Manhattan office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of medical professional liability, casualty & premises liability and insurance coverage.

John C. McMeekin II to give opening remarks at inaugural ABA TIPS Cannabis Conference on Sept. 19

John C. McMeekin II, Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Tort Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), will give opening remarks for the inaugural ABA TIPS International Cannabis Conference in Chicago on September 19, 2019.

Robert H. Hayes, III, joins Philadelphia office, focuses on workers’ compensation matters

Robert H. Hayes, III, has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his practice on workers' compensation matters.

The Legal Intelligencer, Sept. 3, 2019: John McMeekin elected Chair Elect of ABA TIPS

John C. McMeekin II, a member of Rawle & Henderson’s executive committee, was elected chair elect of the American Bar Association tort trial and insurance practice section at the ABA annual meeting in San Francisco.

Thomas DiStefano joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Thomas DiStefano has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial motor vehicle defense, casualty & premises liability, medical professional liability, product liability, and environmental, toxic and mass torts.

Inder Deep Paul rejoins our Harrisburg office to work in Commercial Motor Vehicle Section

Inder Deep Paul has rejoined the Harrisburg office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. Inder worked previously with Rawle & Henderson in 2017 and 2018 and has returned again to work in the Firm's Commercial Motor Vehicle Section.

John C. McMeekin II to speak at 26th Annual FETTI Conference on September 27

John C. McMeekin II will speak at the 26th Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Conference on September 27, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. He will speak on the topic "Navigating Talc Litigation: A view from the mine to bankruptcy."

The Legal Intelligencer, Aug. 20, 2019: Rubinich on faculty for PA Bar Assn. Workers’ Comp meeting

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, was selected as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s workers’ compensation fall section meeting 2019.

PA Workers’ Comp News Alert: Commonwealth Ct. Says Pharmacy Has Right to Be Paid for Medical Service

On August 7, 2019, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an Opinion and Order in Workers First Pharmacy Services, LLC v. Bureau of Workers' Compensation Fee Review Hearing Office (Cincinnati Insurance Co.), which dealt with the rights of pharmacies to be paid for medical services when an Employer does not accept liability in a Compromise & Release Agreement.

John C. McMeekin II elected Chair Elect of ABA TIPS

John C. McMeekin II, a member of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Executive Committee, was elected Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, on August 12, 2019.

The Legal Intelligencer, August 8, 2019: Nigel Greene to speak at 2019 Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, is set to speak at the annual Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas, on Sept. 18.

Zach Rubinich speaks at PA Bar Association’s Workers’ Comp Fall Section Meeting 2019

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Firm’s Philadelphia office, was a speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meeting 2019.

PA Workers’ Comp News Alert: Benefits Cannot Be Suspended for Incarcerated Worker

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has issued an Opinion and Order in Carl Sadler v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Philadelphia Coca-Cola), requiring a recalculation and reinstatement of workers’ compensation benefits for a worker who was in prison following his work injury.

Nigel Greene to speak at Arkansas Trucking Seminar in September 2019

Nigel A. Greene will speak at the annual Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas, on September 18, 2019. Nigel will be a panelist for the session “Beyond the Basics: Best Practices for Effective Accident Investigation and Early Case Evaluation.”

Daniel J. O’Connell, Jr., joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Daniel J. O’Connell, Jr., has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of casualty & premises liability, construction, insurance coverage and product liability.

Sonia Di Valerio attends FedEx Express Liability Claims Attorney Summit

Sonia Di Valerio, Of Counsel to the Firm in our Philadelphia and New Jersey offices, attended the FedEx Express Liability Claims Attorney Summit on April 10-11, 2019. The summit was held at Embassy Suites in Memphis, Tennessee.

Zach Rubinich appointed to ABA TIPS leadership positions

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, has been appointed to the following American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) leadership positions: Vice-Chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Committee; Vice-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee; member of the Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee; and member of the CLE Board Committee.

Updates to Delaware Discovery Rules, by Laura Bower Braunsberg

Updates to Delaware Discovery Rules, by Laura Bower Braunsberg. The Delaware Court of Chancery recently amended rules 26, 34 and 37 of its procedural rules to conform more closely to their federal counterparts. Rule 26 was amended “to expressly incorporate proportionality considerations consistent with the Federal Rules.

Liens: A Practical Impediment to Resolution, by Sarah J. Simkin

Liens: A Practical Impediment to Resolution, by Sarah J. Simkin. You have looked at every angle of your case’s strengths and weaknesses, tallied up the expenses to date, estimated the complicated calculus of damages and have finally arrived at a figure that could resolve your case...but have you considered the specter that looms over many personal-injury cases? Medical liens could sink your settlement if you have not factored for them appropriately.

Rolando C. Delacruz joins Long Island office, focuses on medical professional liability

Rolando C. Delacruz has joined our Long Island office as an associate. He focuses his practice on medical professional liability, employment relations, product liability, casualty, premises liability and insurance coverage.

Jack Snyder speaks at AIG Transportation Education Conference in Philadelphia

Jack Snyder, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, spoke at the AIG Transportation Education Conference on June 4, 2019. Jack was a panelist for the session “Nuclear Verdicts: Reality, Predicting & Preventing.”

Patrick F. Coleman joins Harrisburg office, focuses on defense of commercial motor vehicle companies

Patrick F. Coleman has joined the Harrisburg office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers and product liability.

Scott Griffith presents 10th Annual Constitution Program to Holy Cross Parish School students

Scott F. Griffith, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, presented a program on the U.S. Constitution to students and teachers at Philadelphia’s Holy Cross Parish School on May 7, 2019.

Kevin G. Gallagher joins Commercial Motor Vehicle Section in Philadelphia office

Kevin G. Gallagher has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of commercial motor vehicle defense, insurance coverage, employment relations, and maritime law.

The Legal Intelligencer, June 3, 2019: Patrice O’Brien appointed to Hearing Comm. of Disciplinary Bd

Patrice S. O’Brien was appointed as a hearing committee member serving the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Her three-year term is set to begin July 1.

Patrice O’Brien appointed to Hearing Committee of Disciplinary Board of PA Supreme Court

Patrice S. O’Brien has been appointed as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Her three-year term begins July 1, 2019

PA Workers’ Comp News: Favorable Order in Case Involving Termination Petition

Rawle & Henderson LLP recently obtained a favorable Opinion and Order from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania which denied and dismissed a Claimant’s Petition for Review challenging a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s Decision which granted a Petition to Terminate compensation benefits and denied a Review Petition to expand the description of work injury.

Gary Stewart on Faculty for Widener Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in May 2019

Gary N. Stewart, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Harrisburg office, has been invited as an instructor for Widener Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) in May 2019.

Nigel Greene appointed Vice-Chair of ABA TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Todd K. Foster joins Philadelphia office, focuses his practice on workers’ compensation matters

Todd K. Foster has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He has represented insurance carriers and self-insured organizations in workers’ compensation matters for 15 years.

Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Mar. 12, 2019: Robert L. Hogan joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson

Robert L. Hogan joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. He focuses his law practice on mass and toxic torts, professional liability, products liability, environmental, insurance coverage, construction and appellate matters.

John C. McMeekin speaks at ABA TIPS conference May 1 in NYC

John C. McMeekin II spoke at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (ABA TIPS) Conference on May 1, 2019, in New York City. John was a panelist in the session “Trial Masters—Knowledge We Wish We Had Years Ago.”

Michael J. Logullo lectures at Widener University

Michael J. Logullo was a guest lecturer at Widener University’s Tourism and Hospitality Management School in February 2019 at the Widener Campus in Chester, Pennsylvania. Michael addressed students in the university’s undergraduate Law in the Tourism Industry course.

Craig D. Baron speaks at ABA TIPS Insurance Claims Institute in NYC on April 30

Craig D. Baron, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s New York City office, spoke at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's (ABA TIPS) 1st Annual Insurance Claims Institute on April 30, 2019.

The Legal Intelligencer, Feb. 20, 2019: Nigel Greene to speak at PBI seminar on trucking litigation

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, is set to be on the faculty for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on “Truck Accident Litigation” on February 22. The seminar is set to be held at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

Anisha S. Abraham joins Philadelphia office as Of Counsel to the Firm, focuses on toxic torts

Anisha S. Abraham has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm. Anisha concentrates her law practice in the areas of environmental, mass and toxic torts.

Patrice O’Brien participates in review of breast cancer research program for Dept. of Defense

Patrice S. O’Brien recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. Patrice was nominated for participation in the program by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia.

Matthew G. Chapman joins West Virginia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Matthew G. Chapman has joined the West Virginia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his law practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, product liability, construction, insurance coverage and employment relations.

Nigel Greene speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar Feb. 22 on “Truck Accident Litigation”

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in our Philadelphia office, was on the faculty for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on “Truck Accident Litigation” on February 22, 2019. The seminar was held at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

Favorable Order from Commonwealth Ct. of PA on extra-territorial jurisdiction issue in WC case

Rawle & Henderson LLP obtained a favorable Opinion and Order from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on January 18, 2019, holding that a Claimant’s employment, at the time of his injury, was not principally localized in Pennsylvania, and therefore, Claimant’s injury was not compensable under Section 305.2(a)(1) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia office, represented the employer in this matter.

Robert L. Hogan joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm

Robert L. Hogan has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm. Robert has over 20 years of experience in complex litigation. He focuses his law practice on mass and toxic torts, professional liability, product liability, environmental, insurance coverage, construction and appellate matters.

Brett Wolfson participates in Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2018 Toy Drive

Brett A. Wolfson participated in the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates’ Toy Drive on December 22, 2018. He was a volunteer driver and helped deliver toys and gifts to local children in North Philadelphia, Kensington and Southwest Philadelphia. This year’s campaign delivered toys and gifts to nearly 1,500 children.

Rubinich speaks at ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Conference in March 2019

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, spoke at the 2019 ABA Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference. The Conference, co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, was held March 14-16 in Coral Gables, Florida.

John McMeekin speaks at 2019 Claims & Litigation Management Annual Conference on March 15

John C. McMeekin II spoke at the 2019 Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference. The CLM Conference was held in Orlando, Florida, from March 13-15, 2019.

The Legal Intelligencer, January 2, 2019: William Stubits joins Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel

William C. Stubits joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of environmental, mass and toxic torts, products liability, medical professional liability, premises liability and construction.

Phila. Business Journal ranks R&H in top 25 Philadelphia area law firms in 2019 Book of Lists

The Philadelphia Business Journal has ranked Rawle & Henderson LLP in the top 25 Philadelphia law firms in its 2019 Book of Lists. The firm placed 24th among the top 100 firms named by the Business Journal. The results were based on number of area attorneys. Rawle & Henderson has a total of 76 attorneys in its three Delaware Valley offices (Philadelphia, PA, Marlton, NJ, and Wilmington, DE).

Nicolas B. Pedone joins New Jersey office, focuses on workers’ compensation litigation

Nicolas B. Pedone has joined the New Jersey office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the area of workers' compensation litigation.

Zach Rubinich presents Lorman workers’ comp webinar Feb. 26, 2019 on Work-Related Stress Claims

Zachary M. Rubinich presented a Lorman Education Services workers' compensation webinar on February 26, 2019, on "Work-Related Stress Claims: Overview, the Law and Strategies for Defense."

PaLaw 2018 Annual Report: R&H ranks among top Pennsylvania law firms in size & diversity

Rawle & Henderson LLP has been ranked 32nd among the top 100 firms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 2018, according to the PaLaw Annual Report on the Legal Profession, a supplement to The Legal Intelligencer. In addition, the firm ranked 10th in Pennsylvania by percentage of female attorneys (39.24%) and 21st in Pennsylvania by percentage of minority attorneys (7.59%).

Gabriel A. Arevalo joins New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Gabriel A. Arevalo has joined the New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, casualty, premises liability, product liability, construction accidents and commercial motor vehicle defense.

Rawle & Henderson LLP featured in 2018 PaLaw 175th Anniversary Edition

Rawle & Henderson LLP is featured in the 2018 PaLaw Annual Report on the Legal Profession, published on December 12, 2018, as part of The Legal Intelligencer’s celebration of the publication’s 175th Anniversary.

William C. Stubits joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel

William C. Stubits has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of environmental, mass and toxic torts, product liability, medical professional liability, premises liability and construction.

Delia Clark and Zach Rubinich present Workers’ Compensation seminar in suburban Philadelphia

Rawle & Henderson Partners Delia A. Clark and Zachary M. Rubinich presented a Workers’ Compensation seminar to claims professionals in suburban Philadelphia on October 29, 2018. The two-hour seminar focused on a variety of topics, including handling of a Delaware Workers’ Compensation claim, filing deadlines, litigation of various Petitions and the Utilization Review process.

Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Asbestos Exposure Suit in Ohio

Julie Nord Friedman, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Pittsburgh office, obtained a defense verdict in October 2018 in a multimillion-dollar asbestos exposure trial. Julie represented a Fortune 100 company in this case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 30, 2018: Workers’ Comp Liability & the Remote Employee, by Zach Rubinich

Workers’ Compensation Liability and the Remote Employee, by Zachary M. Rubinich. View online at The Legal Intelligencer website.

Edward J. Chiodo joins West Virginia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm

Edward J. Chiodo has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm. Edward works in the West Virginia and Pittsburgh offices. He concentrates his law practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, professional liability, medical professional liability, insurance coverage and workers' compensation.

Samuel A. Garson joins New Jersey office, focuses on toxic tort litigation

Samuel A. Garson has joined the New Jersey office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his law practice on environmental, mass and toxic tort litigation.

Fred Buck named Chair of Federal Civil Procedure Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Fred B. Buck, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, was named Chair of the Federal Civil Procedure Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the conclusion of the College's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 29, 2018.

Robert A. Fitch selected as a 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyer

Robert A. Fitch has been named a 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters, selects attorneys each year for recognition through a rigorous nomination process that includes peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates.

Zach Rubinich speaks at Workers’ Compensation Seminar in Philadelphia on September 27

Zachary M. Rubinich was a panelist at the seminar “Navigating LHWCA and State Workers' Comp Claims” on September 27, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seminar was presented by the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee and Workers' Compensation Committee of the ABA Torts, Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

Legal Intelligencer: Judge Asks PA Appellate Cts. to Reconsider Defamation Venue Rules for Internet

An article published in the September 11, 2018 Legal Intelligencer reported on an opinion issued by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold L. New that could affect venue rules in cases where communications claimed to be defamatory are posted on the Internet.

Bryan J. Ferrara named Of Counsel to the Firm in Rawle & Henderson’s New York City office

Bryan J. Ferrara has been named Of Counsel to the Firm in our New York City office. Bryan concentrates his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, medical professional liability, and casualty and premises liability.

Rawle & Henderson LLP gives school supplies to needy Philadelphia students

Rawle & Henderson participated in the Global Citizen Annual School Supply Drive in August 2018 to benefit students in Philadelphia public schools.

Sarah J. Simkin joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Sarah J. Simkin has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She focuses her practice in civil litigation, insurance defense, and commercial motor vehicle matters.

Colin McIntyre joins Philadelphia office, focuses on workers’ compensation litigation

Colin McIntyre has joined our Philadelphia office as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the area of workers’ compensation litigation.

The Legal Intelligencer, August 7, 2018: Brian Lowenberg joins Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel

Brian Lowenberg joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel. He concentrates his practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, including cases involving talc, asbestos, benzene, coal, pesticides, MTBE and groundwater contamination, including defending against state-sponsored litigation based on natural resource damages.

Zach Rubinich appointed Chair of ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation & Employers Liability Law Committee

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, was appointed the Chair of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2018-2019. He was appointed at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting held from August 2-5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Workers’ Compensation News: Settlements Cannot Bar Medical Provider From Being Paid Without Notice

In a precedential decision that could potentially impact every Compromise & Release Settlement Agreement under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, the Commonwealth Court in the case Armour Pharmacy v. Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fee Review Hearing Office (National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford) (No. 1613 C.D. 2017) (decided August 7, 2018), has ruled that "The parties to a Compromise and Release Agreement can bind each other, but they cannot release themselves from liability to a person who is not a party to the C&R agreement and who has been given neither notice nor opportunity to be heard on the C&R Agreement."

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Philadelphia Business Journal ranks R&H among top 150 Philadelphia area employers in 2018

Rawle & Henderson LLP was ranked in the top 150 employers in the Philadelphia area in 2018 by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The Business Journal's survey is based on the number of local employees.

Brian Lowenberg joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel

Brian Lowenberg has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel. He concentrates his law practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, including cases involving talc, asbestos, benzene, coal, pesticides, MTBE, and groundwater contamination, including defending against state-sponsored litigation based on natural resource damages.

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Workers’ Compensation News: PA Introduces Guidelines for Safe Prescribing of Opioids in WC Matters

On July 16, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf introduced guidelines for safe prescribing of opioids in workers’ compensation matters. The opioid prescribing guidelines are intended to supplement and not replace clinical judgment for health care providers concerning treatment of patients with work-related injuries. The guidelines acknowledge that opioids have been over-used for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain.

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The Legal Intelligencer, July 11, 2018: J. Brendan O’Brien joins Rawle & Henderson as Partner

J. Brendan O’Brien joined Rawle & Henderson as a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He concentrates his law practice on the defense of employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters.

John McMeekin to speak at New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference on September 21

John C. McMeekin II will speak at the New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference on September 21, 2018, at the Law Center in New Brunswick. He will co-present a session titled "Aftermath of BMS: Successor Jurisdiction With a Look at Cases That Can Be Filed and Cases That Cannot Be Filed Elsewhere."

Workers’ Compensation News: PA Supreme Ct. issues landmark decision regarding WC subrogation rights

PA Supreme Court Excludes Future Medical Expenses from the Grace Period for Subrogation Recovery. By Zachary M. Rubinich. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a landmark decision regarding workers’ compensation subrogation rights that will drastically affect the future benefits of plaintiffs whose injuries have a third party settlement.

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J. Brendan O’Brien joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as Partner

J. Brendan O’Brien has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as a partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. He concentrates his law practice on the defense of employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters.

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PA Workers’ Compensation News Alert: The Retroactive Effect of Protz v. WCAB

The Retroactive Effect of Protz: Reinstatement Petitions on Benefits Modified by Independent Rating Evaluations Must Be Filed Within Three Years of the Last Payment of Compensation. By Claudio J. DiPaolo and Christian M. Stein.

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PA Law Weekly, May 22, 2018: Julie Friedman speaks at ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law CLE Mtg.

Julie Nord Friedman spoke at the American Bar Association Toxic Torts & Environmental Law 27th spring CLE meeting in Phoenix. She participated in a panel session titled “Ethics Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.”

Zachary Rubinich presents Workers’ Compensation Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, presented a Workers’ Compensation Seminar to insurance industry professionals in Atlanta, Georgia, in May 2018.

Hillary C. Cox serves as volunteer judge at Duquesne Law’s Annual 1L Oral Arguments

Hillary C. Cox was a volunteer judge for the Duquesne University School of Law’s Annual 1L Oral Arguments in April 2018. Hillary and other Duquesne University School of Law alumni judged first-year law students who delivered oral arguments in support of appellate briefs prepared in the law school’s Legal Research and Writing Program.

R&H’s 2018 Komen Philadelphia team raising funds for Race for the Cure

Rawle & Henderson LLP is raising funds for the 2018 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 13. Our 2018 race team, HIGGINS & SABO PRESENT HARVAN’S HEROES, is honoring Christine Harvan, Rawle & Henderson’s long-time law librarian, who lost her battle against breast cancer in March 2015. They will also honor the firm’s former partner, Ann-Michele Higgins, who lost her struggle with breast cancer in September 2007, and Nancy J. Sabo, wife of partner Michael G. Sabo, Esq., who lost her courageous fight against breast cancer in January 2014.

NJ Business Journal, May 7, 2018: Sebastian Goldstein joins Rawle & Henderson as Partner

Sebastian Goldstein, formerly of counsel at Cherry Hill-based Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly PC, has joined the Marlton office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as partner. Goldstein led the firm’s toxic tort litigation department for 14 years.

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Scott Griffith presents 9th Annual Constitution Program to Holy Cross Parish School students

Scott F. Griffith, a partner in the Philadelphia office, presented a program on the U.S. Constitution to students and teachers at Philadelphia’s Holy Cross Parish School on May 3. The Constitution Program is presented annually by Rawle & Henderson in partnership with the Women for Greater Philadelphia (www.womenforgreaterphiladelphia.org), stewards of Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park.