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Workers’ comp attorneys participate in roundtable for claims professionals May 22 in New Jersey

Claudio J. DiPaolo, Mary Bergmann and Jennifer F. Schwartz participated in a roundtable discussion with claims professionals and risk managers on May 22, 2017, in Rutherford, New Jersey. Their presentation focused on the implementation of employee incentive programs to increase workplace safety, identifying red flags for workers' compensation fraud, and the use of general release agreements when settling workers' compensation cases.

Claudio J. DiPaolo, Chair of Rawle & Henderson LLP's Workers' Compensation Section, has focused his practice in the area of workers' compensation for over 20 years. He has defended workers' compensation claims on behalf of self-insured corporations, insurance carriers, and various political entities. Claudio began his career with an appointment to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as an opinion writer, during which he drafted administrative law decisions involving adjudicated workers' compensation matters.  In this capacity, he also assisted in the editing of the treatise, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: Practice and Procedure.  He has given presentations to various groups and clients throughout the country in regard to establishing workplace safety programs, reducing workers' compensation costs, compliance with federal and state employment laws, and effective claims handling.  Claudio studied Art History in Rome, Italy, and Political Science at Duquesne University.  He earned his J.D. degree from the Delaware campus of the Widener University School of Law in 1993.  He has been selected as a 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine.

Claudio can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4343 • cdipaolo@rawle.com