Zachary Rubinich to speak at ABA Workers’ Compensation Conference in New Orleans in March 2020

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, will speak at the American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 27, 2020. Zach will be the moderator of a panel discussing the “Interplay of Admiralty and State Workers’ Compensation Issues.” This panel of diverse legal and industry experts will discuss the interplay of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), Jones Act, Defense Base Act and various state workers’ compensation statutes. The panel will focus on several types of compensable work injuries, coverage and jurisdiction of land-based maritime workers. The panel will also address some key legal, factual, medical and evidentiary considerations with workplace injuries in the maritime industry. In addition, panelists will discuss various state workers’ compensation statutes for potential coverage, jurisdiction and choice of remedy issues. Finally, the panel will explore a variety of ethical issues that commonly arise when litigating, evaluating, mediating and settling these federal and state work injury claims. 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 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. These appointments became effective in September 2019. He is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee from 2018-2019. He served as Vice-Chair of this committee for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In addition, Zach served 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 eighth consecutive year in 2020. He has been selected as a 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. He was selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. Zach has recently been selected as an International Advisory Experts (IAE) Award recipient in 2019 for his accomplishments as a workers’ compensation attorney in Pennsylvania. In addition, he has been selected as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Class of 2020. The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers was established to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. Zach can be reached directly at (215) 575-4340 • zrubinich@rawle.com

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