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. One of the premier national workers’ compensation seminars, this conference attracts plaintiff/claimant attorneys, defense attorneys, judges, insurance professionals and experts from every facet of the insurance industry.
Zach was the Lead Moderator for a panel on “Ethical Considerations, Dilemmas and Obligations in Workers’ Compensation Law.”
The panel, composed of attorneys, an insurance professional and a workers’ compensation judge, examined the ethics and professionalism of employers, attorneys and adjusters in the workers’ compensation claims system and how claims can be disputed without sacrificing civility. Panelists discussed identification of the client, scope of representation, basic duties owed to the client, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, the role of the lawyer as an advocate, advertising and solicitation of clients, and managing fees and billing.
Zachary M. Rubinich focuses his practice on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania. Based on his extensive experience, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section has certified him as Specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law. Zach has handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He routinely counsels employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators on claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management. Zach has been appointed the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2018-2019. He served as Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In addition, Zach was appointed as Vice-Chair of the 2017-2018 American Bar Association Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. Zach has been rated AV Preeminent
by Martindale-Hubbell for the seventh consecutive year in 2019. He has been selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
by Super Lawyers. He was selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star
by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014.
Zach can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4340 • firstname.lastname@example.org