Supreme Ct Further Limits Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction in Bristol-Myers Squibb v CA Superior Ct

The United States Supreme Court handed down its latest opinion yesterday reigning in the improper exercise of personal jurisdiction over out-of-state corporations in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, et al. This opinion makes it abundantly clear that the exercise of personal jurisdiction is limited and must comport with a narrow determination of due process.

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

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that David R. Chludzinski, Kimberly A. House, Caroline S. Vahey, Jeffrey L. Oster and Christina A. Gonzales have been selected as 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine. Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

PA Law Weekly, June 6, 2017: William Polaski joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

William “Will” Polaski joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as a partner. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of products liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and environmental, mass and toxic torts.

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Supreme Ct. Affirms Limitations on Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction, Due Process in BNSF v. Tyrrell

In the recent decision in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, the United States Supreme Court further confirmed that states lack the power to hail foreign corporations, even those conducting substantial business within a state, to court as defendants for allegations unrelated to that corporation’s activities in the forum state. Affirming and expanding on its landmark holding in Daimler, the Court reversed the exercise of general jurisdiction by Montana over a foreign corporation railroad.

Rachel L. McElroy joins Pittsburgh office, focuses practice on environmental torts

Rachel L. McElroy has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts and employment relations.

Diana Manakhimova joins NYC office, focuses practice on medical professional liability

Diana Manakhimova has joined the New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She focuses her law practice in the area of medical professional liability.

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.

Pittsburgh partner Eric Falk’s photos featured at Artists’ Gallery on May 19 and 20

Eric K. Falk, a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, had his photography included in an exhibit at the Artists’ Gallery, 31 North Balph Avenue, in the Bellevue section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The exhibit, titled “It’s All About Pittsburgh,” featured Falk and several other Pittsburgh photographers and was held May 19 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

R&H’s 2017 Komen Philadelphia team looks forward to May 14 Race for the Cure!

Rawle & Henderson LLP looks forward to participating in the 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 14. The firm’s team will also participate in Komen’s 2017 race category “Law Firms for the Fight,” which Rawle & Henderson LLP won in the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure.

William Polaski joins Rawle & Henderson’s Pittsburgh office as a partner

William T. “Will” Polaski has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as a partner. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and environmental, mass and toxic torts.

The Legal Intelligencer, May 1, 2017: John Donovan honored by Support Center for Child Advocates

John T. Donovan was honored as a distinguished advocate for the Support Center for Child Advocates on April 19 at the Support Center’s annual benefit reception and auction. The event was held at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 28, 2017: R&H launches 2017 Komen Race for the Cure Campaign

Rawle & Henderson kicked off its 10th year of support for Susan G. Komen Philadelphia with a fundraising campaign for the 2017 Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure. The firm sponsored a “Pretty in Pig” campaign from April 10 through April 14.

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David Rosenbaum serves as Co-Chair and Co-Emcee at Product Liability Advisory Council Conference

David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, served as the co-chair and co-emcee at the Spring 2017 Conference of the Product Liability Advisory Council with Kelli J. Stallard, a partner with the Australian law firm of DibbsBarker from April 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Legal Intelligencer, April 19, 2017: Paul J. Smyth joins Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel

Paul J. Smyth joined Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. He works in the firm’s New Jersey and Philadelphia offices.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 18, 2017: Christina A. Gonzales joins Philadelphia office of R&H

Christina A. Gonzales joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She concentrates her law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters.

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Paul J. Smyth joins R&H, focuses on environmental torts, professional liability, construction

Paul J. Smyth has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the firm. He works in our New Jersey and Philadelphia offices. Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental, toxic and mass torts, professional liability and construction.

Zach Rubinich selected as member of ABA TIPS Diversity Committee for 2017-2018

Zachary M. Rubinich was recently selected as a member of the ABA TIPS Diversity Committee for 2017-2018. He is currently Vice-Chair for the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2016-2017.

Erica Wicas selected as Social Media/Technology Vice-Chair of ABA TIPS Workers’ Comp Committee

Erica M. Wicas was selected as Social Media/Technology Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee in February 2017. Erica is an attorney in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Workers’ Compensation section.

Rawle & Henderson kicks off 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for Cure fundraising April 10–14

Rawle & Henderson LLP kicked off its 10th year of support for Komen Philadelphia with a fundraising campaign for the 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure. The firm sponsored a “Pretty in Pig” campaign from April 10 through April 14.

John McMeekin speaks at 2017 ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference April 6-8

John C. McMeekin II spoke at the 26th Annual Spring ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference April 6-8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference focused on “Hot Topics in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law.”

Christina A. Gonzales joins Philadelphia office in Environmental Torts Section

Christina A. Gonzales has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters.

In Memoriam: Victor F. Panieczko

It is with deep sadness that Rawle & Henderson LLP announces the passing of our paralegal Victor F. Panieczko. Victor passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Iwona (nee Saraczewska); his children, Jessica (Matt Rodini) and Michael; his sisters, Janina Pisarczyk, Lucja Lipniarski; and many nieces and nephews.

The Legal Intelligencer, March 17, 2016: Inder Deep Paul joins CMV Section in Harrisburg office

Inder Deep Paul joined Rawle & Henderson’s Harrisburg office as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense.

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Inder Deep Paul joins Harrisburg office, focuses practice on commercial motor vehicle defense

Inder Deep Paul has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office as an a associate. He concentrates his law practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense.

The Legal Intelligencer, March 7, 2017: Rachel Rosenfeld joins Rawle & Henderson’s Phila. office

Rachel M. Rosenfeld joined Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office as an associate. She focuses her law practice in the areas of casualty and premises liability, insurance coverage, products liability, commercial litigation and commercial motor vehicle defense.

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Rachel Rosenfeld joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Rachel M. Rosenfeld has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office as an associate. She focuses her law practice in the areas of casualty and premises liability, insurance coverage, product liability, commercial litigation and commercial motor vehicle defense.

Rawle & Henderson LLP sponsors Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund annual fundraising event

Rawle & Henderson LLPsponsored the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund in conjunction with its “Taste 2017” annual fundraising event.

The Legal Intelligencer, Feb. 16, 2017: Michael Zabel joins Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office

Michael P. Zabel joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. He concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic loss, casualty and premises liability, products liability and commercial motor vehicle defense.

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Michael P. Zabel joins Catastrophic Loss Group in Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Michael P. Zabel has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic loss, casualty & premises liability, product liability and commercial motor vehicle defense.

John McMeekin elected Section Secretary of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that John C. McMeekin II, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, was elected to fill the Officer position of Section Secretary of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Patrice O’Brien participates in review of breast cancer research applications 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.

John Donovan honored April 19 for work with Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates

John T. Donovan was honored as a Distinguished Advocate for the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates on April 19, 2017, at the Support Center’s Annual Benefit Reception & Auction. The event was held at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

Suzanne Curran Murphy and Lisa L. Prince named Of Counsel to the Firm

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Suzanne Curran Murphy and Lisa L. Prince have been named Of Counsel to the Firm in the Philadelphia office, effective January 1, 2017.

Nigel Greene speaks at 2017 ABA Transportation Megaconference in New Orleans

Nigel A. Greene spoke at the 2017 American Bar Association Transportation Megaconference XIII on March 9, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Phila. Business Journal ranks R&H in top 25 Philadelphia area law firms in 2017 Book of Lists

The Philadelphia Business Journal has ranked Rawle & Henderson LLP in the top 25 Philadelphia law firms in 2016. The firm placed 26th among the top 100 firms named by the Business Journal. The results, published in the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2017 Book of Lists, were based on number of area attorneys.

In Memoriam: Nicholas C. Campellone

It is with deep sadness that Rawle & Henderson LLP announces the passing of our associate attorney Nicholas C. Campellone. Mr. Campellone passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was 30.

The Legal Intelligencer, Jan. 4, 2017: Kathlyn Gorman joins Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office

Kathlyn C. Gorman joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. Gorman concentrates her law practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, commercial motor vehicle matters and employment relations.

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Brett Wolfson participates in Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2016 Toy Drive

Brett A. Wolfson participated in the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2016 Toy Drive on December 17, 2016. 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 2016 Salvation Army Toy Drive to benefit underprivileged children

Rawle & Henderson LLP participated in the Salvation Army’s 2015 Toy Drive to benefit underprivileged children across Greater Philadelphia.

The Legal Intelligencer, Dec. 19, 2016: Is Consolidation of Asbestos Trials Ending in Philadelphia?

Defense attorneys have long said the practice of consolidating asbestos trials in Philadelphia gives the plaintiffs' bar an unfair advantage, but some are now looking to a recent state Supreme Court decision as an indication that the consolidation of asbestos trials might be on its way out.

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Kathlyn C. Gorman joins Philadelphia office, focuses on workers’ compensation litigation

Kathlyn C. Gorman has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the firm. Kate concentrates her law practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, commercial motor vehicle matters and employment relations.

Delia Clark and Zachary Rubinich present Lorman workers’ compensation webinar on November 30

Delia A. Clark and Zachary M. Rubinich presented a webinar for Lorman Education Services titled “Workers’ Compensation and Psychological Injuries: The Law and Strategies for Defense” on November 30, 2016.

Tara Gill Nalencz and Erin Lamb participate in PBI Seminar on December 13

Tara Gill Nalencz and Erin E. Lamb participated in a Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) CLE Seminar titled “Trial Lessons Learned in Fairy Tales: Skills to Persuade the Jury” on December 13, 2016. The seminar was held at the PBI CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, 100 E. Penn Square, 10 Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Michael E. Zarate joins Harrisburg office, focuses on CMV defense, insurance, commercial litigation

Michael E. Zarate 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, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation.

The Legal Intelligencer, Nov. 15, 2016: Margaret Costello joins R&H’s Philadelphia office

Margaret S. Costello joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She concentrates her practice on casualty and premises liability matters.

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Rawle & Henderson co-sponsors Widener Law Veterans Day 2016 Ceremony in Harrisburg

Rawle & Henderson LLP is one of six law firms that co-sponsored the Widener University Commonwealth Law School’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Superior Court affirms trial court’s entry of summary judgment

On November 10, 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of a fitness center for personal injuries sustained by a member when he slipped and fell in the locker room at the fitness center by upholding the validity and enforceability of an exculpatory clause in the membership agreement signed by the member when he joined the fitness center.

Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Nov. 8, 2016: John J. Heurich, Jr., joins R&H’s Pittsburgh office

John J. Heurich, Jr., joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, medical professional liability, construction, casualty and premises liability, product liability, and environmental torts.

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Margaret Costello joins Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on casualty & premises liability

Margaret S. Costello has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice on casualty & premises liability matters.

John J. Heurich, Jr., joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

John J. Heurich, Jr., has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, medical professional liability, construction, casualty and premises liability, product liability, and environmental torts.

Zach Rubinich to present Lorman workers’ compensation webinar Dec. 14 on Work-Related Stress Claims

Zachary M. Rubinich will present a Lorman Education Services workers' compensation webinar on December 14, 2016, on "Work-Related Stress Claims: Overview, the Law and Strategies for Defense."

TIDA Fall 2016 Newsletter: “He Said/She Said”: How to Prove Your Client Case with EDR

“He Said/She Said”: How to Prove Your Client Case with EDR. Check the Event Data Recorder – You Might Be Surprised by What You Find. By Gary Stewart, Partner, Rawle & Henderson LLP; Jolee Bovender, Attorney, Rawle & Henderson LLP. In trucking litigation, we frequently hear and use the terms “ECM,” “download,” and “black box” when referring to the electronic control module data available for download from a tractor involved in a collision.

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The Legal Intelligencer, Sept. 28, 2016: Melissa K. Kaufman joins R&H’s Philadelphia office

Melissa K. Kaufman joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson. Kaufman joins Rawle & Henderson with 10 years of legal experience, handling all stages of litigation from inception through completion, including appearances at depositions, arbitrations, settlements and pretrial conferences, expert depositions and trials to verdicts.

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PA Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate Defamation Case

On September 27, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the Petition for Allowance of Appeal in which Plaintiffs, Jarmen and Raki Nelson, sought review of the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s February 5, 2016 Memorandum Opinion affirming the entry of summary judgment in favor of L.A. Fitness International, LLC (now known as Fitness International, LLC) in plaintiffs’ defamation case against it.

James Modzelewski selected as a 2016 New York Super Lawyer

James Modzelewski, a partner in the Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, has been selected as a 2016 New York Super Lawyer.

Robert A. Fitch selected as a 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer

Robert A. Fitch has been named a 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law & Politics.

Defense Verdict in Four-Week Asbestos Trial in Missouri

Julie Nord Friedman, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office, obtained a recent defense verdict following a four-week trial in St. Louis before the Honorable Stephen R. Ohmer.

HarrisMartin Asbestos Publication: Defense Verdict for 3 Defendants in Take-Home Asbestos Trial

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri jury has reached a defense verdict for Volkswagen Group of America, Ford Motor Co., and Honeywell, rejecting a plaintiff’s take-home asbestos exposure claims, sources told HarrisMartin.

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The Legal Intelligencer, Sept. 15, 2016: Paralegal Association Benefits, by R&H’s Victor Panieczko

Membership Benefits Create Value for Professional Paralegal Association Members. By Victor F. Panieczko. Twenty-five years ago marked the beginning of my legal career, at a time when the world was a very different place.

Melissa Kaufman joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Melissa K. Kaufman has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She focuses her law practice in the areas of casualty & premises liability, product liability and commercial motor vehicle matters.

Gary Stewart speaks at 2016 Trucking Industry Defense Association Seminar on October 13

Gary N. Stewart, a partner in our Harrisburg office, spoke at the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Annual Seminar held in Baltimore, Maryland, from October 12 to 14, 2016.

The Legal Intelligencer, Aug. 30, 2016: Nigel Greene appointed to ABA TIPS transportation committee

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s tort trial and insurance practice section (TIPS) commercial transportation litigation general committee for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Sonia Di Valerio rejoins Rawle & Henderson LLP’s CMV Section

Sonia Di Valerio has rejoined the Commercial Motor Vehicle Section of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She is Of Counsel to the firm in our Philadelphia and New Jersey offices.

Greene appointed Vice-Chair of ABA TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation General 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 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Rubinich appointed as a Vice-Chair for ABA TIPS Workers’ Comp. & Employers’ Liability Law Committee

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, has been appointed as a Vice-Chair for the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for the 2016-2017 year, effective September 2016.

Iolanda V. Francavilla joins New York City office, focuses on medical professional liability

Iolanda V. Francavilla has joined the New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of medical professional liability.

John McMeekin and Julie Nord Friedman speak at 2016 FETTI Annual Conference on Sept. 22

John C. McMeekin II and Julie Nord Friedman participated in a panel presentation at the Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Conference September 21–23 in Chicago, Illinois.

Rawle & Henderson wins fundraising award, raises over $8,500 for 2016 Komen Race for the Cure

Rawle & Henderson LLP recently received the Bernie & Peggy Ashner Award for Outstanding Team Fundraising & Participation for their participation in the 2016 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure in May.

The Legal Intelligencer, June 28, 2016: Susan Toth joins firm’s Philadelphia office

Susan Toth joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the areas of products liability and medical professional liability.

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Susan Toth joins Philadelphia office, focuses on product liability, medical professional liability

Susan Toth has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the areas of product liability and medical professional liability.

The Legal Intelligencer, June 2, 2016: R&H attorneys participate in Phila. Bar Assn. YLD Law Week

Erin E. Lamb, an associate in the Philadelphia of¬fice of Rawle & Henderson, coordinated and participated in the Philadelphia Bar Association’s “Law Week 2016” events from May 2 through May 6.

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John H. McCarthy selected as 2016 member of Nation’s Top One Percent by NADC

John H. McCarthy has been selected as a 2016 member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.

Rawle & Henderson attorneys selected as 2016 Pennsylvania “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Caroline S. Vahey, Kimberly A. House and David R. Chludzinski have been selected as 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine.

Attorneys participate in 2016 Phila. Bar Association Run to benefit Support Ctr. for Child Advocates

Attorneys from Rawle & Henderson, led by team captain John T. Donovan, competed in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on May 15, 2016, at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

Transportation Law Update, May 2016: Don’t Be “Careless” with CMV Driver’s Careless-Driving Citation

Don’t Be “Careless” with Your CMV Driver’s Careless-Driving Citation. We continue to see a growing number of cases in which drivers of commercial motor vehicles (“CMVs”) are issued traffic citations for, inter alia, careless driving in the event that an accident occurs, particularly in accidents where liability may not be favorable.

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R&H attorneys participate in Philadelphia Bar Association YLD Law Week 2016 events

Erin E. Lamb, an associate in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, coordinated and participated in the Philadelphia Bar Association’s “Law Week 2016” events from May 2 through May 6. Erin is the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division.

R&H’s 2016 Komen Philadelphia team looks forward to May 8 Race for the Cure!

Rawle & Henderson LLP looks forward to participating in the 2016 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 8.

Pennsylvania Law Weekly, May 3, 2016: Texting a Distracted Driver Could Now Bring Liability

As drivers encounter an increasing number of distractions behind the wheel, Pennsylvania law is adjusting to consider how civil damages should be meted out in motor vehicle accidents. If a recent opinion from a Lawrence County judge is any indication, anyone sending a text message might now be found liable for accidents on Pennsylvania's roads if they knowingly divert a driver's attention.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 29, 2016: Court Rejects Data Breach Lawsuit Against Health Plans

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has once again thwarted a proposed class action lawsuit against two health plans over the loss of a flash drive with nearly 300,000 patients' data, in part relying on a ruling that came down between the plaintiffs' first and ­second attempts to certify the class.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 25, 2016: Patrice O’Brien speaks at PA Assn. for Justice CLE event

Patrice S. O’Brien, of counsel with Rawle & Henderson, participated in a CLE event, “What’s It Worth? Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Cases,” hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

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R&H named among Law360’s 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys

Rawle & Henderson LLP has been named one of the best law firms for female attorneys in the U.S., according to a 2016 Law360 survey. The rankings are based on the firm’s female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its overall number of female attorneys.

Rawle & Henderson’s Komen Philadelphia team has successful “Pretty in Pig” fundraising week

Rawle & Henderson LLP concluded a successful week of campaigning at the Widener Building on Chestnut Street for the 2016 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure. R&H sponsored a “Pretty in Pig” campaign both indoors and outdoors from April 11 through April 15 to kick off its fundraising campaign.

Zach Rubinich presents Workers’ Compensation webinar April 14 on “Work-Related Stress Claims”

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in the Philadelphia office, presented a webinar for Clear Law Institute on April 14, 2016, titled “Work-Related Stress Claims: The Law and Strategies for Defense.”

The Legal Intelligencer, April 14, 2016: Amy Gampico joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson

Amy N. Gampico joined the Philadelphia ofce of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She has 15 years of trial and arbitration experience.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 13, 2016: R&H kicks off its Komen Philadelphia fundraising campaign

Rawle & Henderson is kicking off its fundraising campaign for the 2016 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure. The firm is sponsoring a “Pretty in Pig” campaign from Monday through Friday, April 11-15, in the Widener Building’s lobby at 1339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 6, 2016: Rubinich speaks at ABA TIPS Workers’ Comp Midwinter Seminar

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, spoke at the American Bar Association’s tort trial and insurance practice section’s Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference on March 11 in New Orleans.

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Rawle & Henderson kicks off 2016 Komen Race for the Cure fundraising campaign April 11–15

Rawle & Henderson LLP is kicking off its fundraising campaign for the 2016 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure. The Philadelphia law firm is sponsoring a “Pretty in Pig” campaign in the Widener Building’s lobby at 1339 Chestnut Street from April 11 through April 15.

Patrice S. O’Brien speaks at Pennsylvania Association for Justice CLE event on April 8

Patrice O’Brien, an attorney with Rawle & Henderson LLP, will speak at a CLE event hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice on April 8, 2016.

The Legal Intelligencer, Top Laterals/New Partners, March 2016: Linda Dobbins elected to partnership

The Legal Intelligencer, Special Section, March 2016: Top Laterals/New Partners. Published March 22, 2016. NEW PARTNERS. LINDA DOBBINS.

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The Legal Intelligencer, March 18, 2016: Kim House rejoins firm, focuses on catastrophic loss cases

Kimberly A. House rejoined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She previously worked with Rawle & Henderson in 2012 and 2013 and returned to work with the firm’s catastrophic loss group.

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Amy Gampico joins Phila. office, focuses on premises liability, construction, CMV, other areas

Amy N. Gampico has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She has 15 years of trial and arbitration experience. Amy concentrates her practice on premises liability, commercial motor vehicle defense, construction litigation, insurance coverage, and product liability cases.

Paul Blutman selected as a “2016 Legal Eagle” by Long Island Pulse Magazine

Paul E. Blutman, the resident partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Long Island office, has been selected by Long Island Pulse Magazine as a “2016 Legal Eagle” in Medical Malpractice in its March 2016 issue.

Charles Fitzpatrick speaks at Phila. Bar Assn. Medical Legal Committee CLE event March 18, 2016

Charles A. Fitzpatrick, III spoke at a CLE event hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association Medical Legal Committee on March 18, 2016.

The Legal Intelligencer, Mar. 3, 2016: O’Brien to co-chair Medical-Legal Comm. of Phila. Bar Assn.

Patrice O’Brien, of counsel to Rawle & Henderson, was selected to serve as a co-chair of the medical-legal committee of the state civil litigation section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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Suzanne Curran Murphy sits as Judge at Penn Law Intramural Mock Trial Tournament

Suzanne Curran Murphy, a member of the General Casualty Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, sat as a Judge at the 5th Annual University of Pennsylvania Law School Intramural Mock Trial Tournament on February 27, 2016.

Kimberly A. House rejoins Philadelphia office to work with Catastrophic Loss Practice Group

Kimberly A. House has rejoined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. Kim worked previously with Rawle & Henderson LLP in 2012 and 2013 and has returned again to work with the firm’s Catastrophic Loss Group.

George N. Kalamaras joins Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

George N. Kalamaras has joined the Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his practice in the areas of toxic torts, workers' compensation, insurance coverage, casualty and premises liability, and medical professional liability.

The Legal Intelligencer, Feb. 23, 2016: Chludzinski, O’Brien, To and Oster named Of Counsel

Rawle & Henderson named David R. Chludzinski, Patrice O’Brien, Cheng I. To and Jeffrey L. Oster as of counsel to the firm.

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Zach Rubinich speaks at ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar on March 11

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, spoke at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference on March 11, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Claudio DiPaolo presents workers’ compensation seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 11, 2016

Claudio J. DiPaolo, chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section at Rawle & Henderson LLP, presented a seminar on “Retaliatory Discharge Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act” to claims professionals and risk managers in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 11, 2016.