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 associatge. 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.

Heather A. Printz joins Harrisburg office, focuses commercial motor vehicle defense

Heather A. Printz has joined the Harrisburg office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She focuses her law practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers.

Thomas P. Ryan, Jr., joins New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm

Thomas P. Ryan, Jr., has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the Firm in the New York City office. He focuses his practice in the areas of medical professional liability, product liability, premises liability, construction and insurance coverage.

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.

PA Law Weekly, Oct. 23, 2018: Lisa Prince to speak at DRI 2018 Personal Injury Practicum on Nov. 8

Lisa L. Prince, of counsel in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson, is scheduled to participate on the faculty for the annual Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) Personal Injury Practicum on Nov. 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

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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.

Lisa L. Prince speaks at DRI 2018 Personal Injury Practicum on Nov. 8, 2018

Lisa L. Prince participated on the faculty for the annual Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) Personal Injury Practicum at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on November 8, 2018.

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 21, 2018: Rubinich appointed committee chair at ABA Annual Meeting

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, was appointed the chair of the American Bar Association’s tort trial and insurance practice (TIPS) workers’ compensation and employers’ liability law committee for 2018-19. He was appointed at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting held in Chicago.

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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.

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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.

R&H attorneys selected as 2018 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that David R. Chludzinski and Kimberly A. House have been selected as 2018 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a rating service of Thomson Reuters.

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.

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Adam K. Gallagher joins New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Adam K. Gallagher has joined our New York City office as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of medical professional liability, premises liability and insurance coverage.

Daniel S. Lyons joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Daniel S. Lyons has joined our Philadelphia office as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of casualty & premises liability, construction, insurance coverage and product liability.

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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Workers’ Compensation News: 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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Melissa K. Kaufman named Of Counsel to the Firm in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office

Melissa K. Kaufman has been named Of Counsel to the Firm in Rawle & Henderson's Philadelphia office. Melissa focuses her law practice in the areas of general negligence, casualty & premises liability, and commercial motor vehicle matters.

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.”

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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.

New York Law Journal, April 13, 2018: Craig D.  Baron joins Rawle & Henderson

Craig D. Baron has joined Rawle & Henderson as a partner. Prior to joining, he was a partner with an international insurance litigation firm based in Manhattan.

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Julie Nord Friedman speaks at ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law CLE Meeting

Julie Nord Friedman spoke at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law 27th Annual Spring CLE Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in April 2018. She participated in a panel session titled “Ethics Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.”

The Legal Intelligencer, April 9, 2018: Brett Wolfson to chair R&H’s Child Advocacy Practice Group

Brett A. Wolfson was recently selected by the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates to chair Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Child Advocacy Practice Group. Rawle & Henderson LLP organized the Child Advocacy Practice Group in 2013 so that individual attorneys’ pro bono efforts can be better coordinated to support the Center.

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Sebastian Goldstein and Craig Baron join Rawle & Henderson as Partners

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Sebastian A. Goldstein and Craig D. Baron have joined the firm as partners.

Craig D. Baron joins Rawle & Henderson LLP as Partner in NYC Office

Craig D. Baron has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP’s New York City office as a partner. Craig focuses his law practice on aviation litigation and environmental, mass and toxic tort litigation.

Brett Wolfson selected to chair Rawle & Henderson’s Child Advocacy Practice Group

Brett A. Wolfson was recently selected by the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates to chair Rawle & Henderson LLP's Child Advocacy Practice Group. Brett has been dedicated to representing clients pro bono for the Support Center since 2010 and has been actively involved in efforts to raise funds for the Support Center.

PA Superior Court Affirms Validity of Exculpatory Clause in Gym Membership Agreement

On May 4, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an unanimous Opinion affirming the trial court’s order granting summary judgment to Fitness International, LLC, et al. (“L.A. Fitness”) in a lawsuit filed by an L.A. Fitness member for personal injuries the member allegedly sustained at an L.A. Fitness facility as she walked from the swimming pool to the showers adjacent to the pool.

New York partners speak at PIAA Dental Workshop in April 2018

Robert A. Fitch, Maryanne Kolenovsky and Paul E. Blutman spoke at the 2018 PIAA Dental Workshop held April 11-13 in Santa Monica, California. The Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) is an insurance industry trade association that represents medical professional liability insurance companies, risk retention groups and other entities.

PA Superior Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Automobile Dealer’s Alleged Breach of UTPCPL

On October 7, 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an unanimous decision affirming the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of Sussman Automotive on the ground that plaintiff’s cause of action for Sussman Automotive’s alleged breach of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law required proof of justifiable reliance.

Sebastian A. Goldstein joins Rawle & Henderson LLP as Partner in New Jersey Office

Sebastian A. Goldstein has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as a partner in the Firm's New Jersey office. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of environmental, toxic and mass torts, class actions, product liability, premises liability, professional liability and construction defects. He has represented clients in New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia in multicounty, state and federal litigation.

David J. Napiorski joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

David J. Napiorski 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, premises liability, product liability, commercial litigation and employment relations.

Robert Fitch and Anthony Luis present seminar on “Updates in NY Case Law”

Robert A. Fitch and Anthony D. Luis presented a seminar to insurance claims professionals at XL Catlin in February 2018. Their presentation was titled “Updates in New York Case Law: Labor Law Section 240(1); Functional Equivalent of Contractual Privity; Delegation of Job Safety; and Discovery Trends.”

Zach Rubinich presents PA Workers’ Compensation “Evolving Issues” Seminar

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, presented a legal education seminar to insurance industry professionals in Pennsauken, New Jersey, in March 2017.

PaLaw 2017 Annual Report: R&H ranked among top 30 Pennsylvania law firms in size & diversity

Rawle & Henderson LLP has been ranked 28th among the top 100 firms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 2017, according to the PaLaw Annual Report on the Legal Profession, a supplement to The Legal Intelligencer.

The Legal Intelligencer, Feb. 23, 2018: McMeekin elected Vice Chair of ABA TIPS

John C. McMeekin II, a member of Rawle & Henderson’s executive committee, was elected vice chair of the American Bar Association tort trial and insurance practice section (TIPS) at the ABA TIPS midyear meeting.

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Hillary C. Cox joins Pittsburgh office, focuses on toxic tort litigation

Hillary C. Cox has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She focuses her law practice on toxic tort litigation.

Michael R. Lobick named Of Counsel to the Firm in Rawle & Henderson’s Pittsburgh office

Michael R. Lobick has been named Of Counsel to the Firm in our Pittsburgh office. He focuses his practice on the defense of corporations in the areas of product liability, toxic torts and environmental law.

Sylvia E. Lee named Of Counsel to the Firm in our New York City office

Sylvia E. Lee has been named Of Counsel to the Firm. Sylvia is an attorney in our New York City office. She concentrates her practice on the defense of medical and dental professionals, hospitals, nursing homes, product liability, premises liability, toxic tort including asbestos litigation, auto liability, and commercial litigation.

Tara Gill Nalencz speaks at Temple Law State Court Honors Interns program

Tara Gill Nalencz spoke at the Temple University Beasley School of Law State Court Honors Interns program on February 9, 2018, in a session called “Anatomy of a Civil Case.”

John McMeekin elected Vice Chair of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

John C. McMeekin II, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, was elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section at the ABA TIPS Midyear Meeting held February 1-4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Rubinich to speak at ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Conference in March 2018

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, will speak at the 2018 Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Conference, which is co-sponsored by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.

The Legal Intelligencer, Jan. 23, 2018: Patrice O’Brien participates in DOD application review

Patrice S. O’Brien participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Breast Cancer Research Program sponsored by the Department of Defense.

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Phila. Business Journal ranks R&H in top 25 Philadelphia area law firms in 2018 Book of Lists

The Philadelphia Business Journal has ranked Rawle & Henderson LLP in the top 25 Philadelphia law firms in its 2018 Book of Lists. The firm placed 24th among the top 100 firms named by the Business Journal.

Paul Blutman speaks at Greater New York Dental Meeting on “Risk Management”

Paul E. Blutman, the resident partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Long Island office, spoke at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on November 25, 2017, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Workers’ Comp News Alert: 2018 New Jersey WC Rate Schedule Announced

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released the 2018 Schedule of Disabilities, which is calculated using the statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) of $1,203.43.

Patrice O’Brien participates in review of breast cancer research applications for US Dept of Defense

As an advocate for breast cancer survivors and those living with breast cancer, Patrice S. O’Brien recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Breast Cancer Research Program sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Patrice O’Brien coordinates Philadelphia Bar Association CLE event held on December 21, 2017

Patrice S. O’Brien, Of Counsel in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, organized and coordinated the CLE event “Evaluating an Economic Loss: Don’t Let ‘It’ Scare You” on December 21 at the Philadelphia Bar Association.

PA Workers’ Comp News Alert: 2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has determined that the Statewide Average Weekly Wage, or the maximum compensation payable under the PA Workers' Compensation Act, shall be $1,025.00 per week for injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2018.

The Legal Intelligencer, Dec. 28, 2017: Rosenbaum appointed General Counsel to Rawle & Henderson

Rawle & Henderson appointed David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in its Philadelphia office, to serve as its general counsel. As the chief in-house legal adviser, Rosenbaum has and will continue to represent the firm in business disputes, litigation and transactional matters.

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David Rosenbaum named General Counsel to Rawle & Henderson

Rawle and Henderson LLP has appointed David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in its Philadelphia office, to serve as its General Counsel. As the chief, in-house legal adviser, Rosenbaum has and will continue to represent the Firm in business disputes, litigation and transactional matters.

Brett Wolfson participates in Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2017 Toy Drive

Brett A. Wolfson participated in the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2017 Toy Drive on Saturday, December 16, 2017. He was a volunteer driver and helped deliver toys and gifts to local children. This year’s campaign delivered toys and gifts to more than 1,500 children in more than 600 households and institutions.

Rawle & Henderson participates in 2017 Salvation Army Toy Drive

Rawle & Henderson LLP participated in the Salvation Army’s 2017 Toy Drive to benefit underprivileged children across Greater Philadelphia. Members of the firm's Catastrophic Loss Group coordinated the campaign to collect toys, games and stuffed stockings to donate to the Salvation Army.

PA Law Weekly, Dec. 12, 2017: Trucker Argued Plaintiff Turned Too Quickly

Trucker Argued Plaintiff Turned Too Quickly, Caused Sideswipe. Dejesus v. Fowlds Brothers. Trucking - Defense Verdict.

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David Rosenbaum elected President of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd

David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, was elected President of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd on November 14, 2017. David will begin his term as President in January 2018 and has served on the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Club for the past three years, most recently serving as the Chair of its Zoning Subcommittee.

David Rosenbaum Co-Emcees Fall 2017 Product Liability Advisory Council Conference in Dallas

David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, served as co-emcee at the Fall 2017 Conference of the Product Liability Advisory Council with Kelli J. Stallard, a partner with the Australian law firm of DibbsBarker. The conference was held October 18 to 20 in Dallas, Texas.

The Legal Intelligencer, Nov. 1, 2017: John McCarthy elected VP of West Chester Food Cupboard

John H. McCarthy, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson, was elected vice president of the West Chester Food Cupboard. McCarthy has more than 25 years of litigation experience and focuses his practice on the defense of premises liability and construction accident claims.

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Summary judgment in premises liability case involving asbestos exposure claim

John C. McMeekin II and Susan M. Dean obtained summary judgment on behalf of a premises owner where plaintiff alleged that decedent was exposed to asbestos at various industrial facilities while employed by an independent contractor. In a premises liability case, plaintiff bears the burden of proof to establish an exception to the general rule that the premises owner/operator has no duty to warn an independent contractor or his employer of a condition that was as obvious to them as it was to the land owner/operator.

John H. McCarthy elected Vice President of West Chester Food Cupboard

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that partner John H. McCarthy has been elected Vice President of the West Chester Food Cupboard. The mission of the West Chester Food Cupboard is to provide supplemental food assistance to eligible, low income families and individuals in need.

Rubinich appointed Chair-Elect of ABA TIPS WC & Employers Liability Law Committee

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, was recently appointed as the Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2018-2019. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2017-2018.

David Rosenbaum selected as board member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale

David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, has been selected as a member of Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale. The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale provides musical education for young men in the Philadelphia area and was established in the 1960s.

The Legal Intelligencer, October 11, 2017: Corrine E. Williams joins Rawle & Henderson

Rawle & Henderson added Corrine E. Williams to its Philadelphia office as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation litigation.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues opinion that will impact insurance bad faith cases

On September 28, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion that will have a significant impact on insurance bad faith cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Tara Gill Nalencz speaks at PA Bar Institute seminar on evidentiary issues on December 5, 2017

Tara Gill Nalencz, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, spoke at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on evidentiary issues on December 5, 2017. Tara was a panelist for the CLE event "Lights, Camera, Evidence!", which examined problematic evidentiary issues by using a series of video vignettes based on a hypothetical case.

Corrine E. Williams joins Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on workers’ compensation matters

Corrine E. Williams has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers' compensation litigation.

James Modzelewski selected as a 2017 New York Super Lawyer

James Modzelewski, a partner in the Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, has been selected as a 2017 New York Super Lawyer. James focuses his practice on defending health care professionals—including dentists, oral surgeons and physicians—in malpractice matters and defending general liability matters.

Robert A. Fitch selected as a 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyer

Robert A. Fitch has been named a 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law & Politics. Super Lawyers selects attorneys each year for recognition through a rigorous nomination process that includes peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates.

Jack Snyder selected by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of “Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” in 2017

Jack Snyder has been selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 2017 “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers.” Jack is one of 40 Philadelphia attorneys who were selected by the Business Journal from 167 nominees based on the business and legal significance of the matters he handled from January 1, 2016 to present.

John McMeekin and Julie Nord Friedman speak at 2017 FETTI Conference on October 6

John C. McMeekin II and Julie Nord Friedman spoke at the 24th Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Conference on October 6, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Their session “Personal Jurisdiction: A New Look at Mass Tort Litigation – Where Do We Go from Here?” explored recent developments in the exercise of personal jurisdiction and explained where personal jurisdiction motions can be used.

John McMeekin and Meredith Mack speak on Personal Jurisdiction to XL Catlin on Sept. 20

John C. McMeekin II and Meredith A. Mack gave a presentation concerning “Updates and Developments in Personal Jurisdiction and Due Process” to XL Caitlin on September 20, 2017.

Anthony Luis speaks on trucking citation issues at 2017 Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Anthony D. Luis, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s New York City office, co-presented a session at the Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas, in September 2017. The session, titled "Citation Manipulation: An Overview of the Effect of Traffic Tickets and Equipment Violations On Motor Carriers and Their Drivers," focused on ways to mitigate losses from traffic and equipment citations.

Edward I. Wicks joins Phila. office, focuses on general liability, CMV defense, insurance coverage

Edward I. Wicks has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of general liability, commercial motor vehicle defense, insurance coverage and employment relations.

Rawle & Henderson LLP donates school supplies to needy Philadelphia students

Rawle & Henderson participated in the Global Citizen annual School Supply Drive in August 2017 to benefit students in Philadelphia public schools. Global Citizen partnered with the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News & Philly.com), 900AM-WURD, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, High Point Café, iHeart Media, Coca-Cola and Home Depot for this year's drive to benefit students in underserved Philadelphia public schools.

Gary Stewart attends Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit on August 29 at Penn State

Gary N. Stewart, a partner in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, attended the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit on August 29, 2017, at the Pennsylvania State University.

Claudio DiPaolo presents workers’ compensation seminar to claims professionals in NY on August 2

Claudio J. DiPaolo, chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section at Rawle & Henderson LLP, presented a discussion on "Reducing Liability for Work-Related Injuries, Proper and Effective Claims Investigation and Workplace Safety Programs" to claims professionals and various clients in New York City on August 2, 2017.

Brett Wolfson co-presents CLE event on “Ultimate Motions Practice” for Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Brett A. Wolfson co-presented a CLE course in Philadelphia on July 19, 2017, for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) titled “Ultimate Motions Practice.” PBI is the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Clark and Rubinich present WC sebinar to claims professionals on July 27, 2017

Delia A. Clark and Zachary M. Rubinich presented a workers' compensation in-house seminar for a group of Philadelphia area workers’ compensation insurance claims professionals in July 2017.

Rubinich presents webinar “Claims Management Techniques in Workers’ Compensation Cases” July 31

Zachary M. Rubinich presented a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled "Claims Management Techniques in Workers' Compensation Cases" on July 31, 2017.