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Rethinking the State Ethics Act

April 1, 2014Publications

Jonathan W. Hugg, a Member in Clark Hill's Commercial & Corporate Litigation practice group, has written an article titled "Rethinking the State Ethics Act" for the April 1, 2014 edition of The Legal Intelligencer.

Business Development Alternatives to the Golf Course

March 13, 2014Publications

Elizabeth F. Collura has written an article titled “Business Development Alternatives to the Golf Course,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 2014.

Risk Management: Controlling Compliance-Associated Risk

March 5, 2014Publications

Christopher M. Brubaker has written an article titled “Risk Management: Controlling Compliance-Associated Risk,” Part 3 of 3, The Legal Intelligencer, March 2014. This is the final article in a three-part series on risk management.

Legislating Workplace Bullying

March 5, 2014Publications

Stephanie K Rawitt wrote an article for law.com titled "Legislating Workplace Bullying."  Read the article here.

Risk Management: Transferring Risk Through Insurance

February 5, 2014Publications

Christopher M. Brubaker has writtten an article titled “Risk Management: Transferring Risk Through Insurance,” Part 2 of 3, The Legal Intelligencer, February 2014.  This is the second in a three-part series on risk management.

An Overview of Portable Electronics Insurance

January 28, 2014Publications

Christopher M. Brubaker has writtten an article for The Legal Intelligencer, Special Section, Insurance, titled "An Overview of Portable Electronics Insurance," January 2014.

Establishing and Maintaining a Risk Management Program

January 8, 2014Publications

Christopher M. Brubaker has writtten an article for The Legal Intelligencer titled "Establishing and Maintaining a Risk Management Program," January 2014.  This is the first in a three-part series on risk management.

A Law Firm Associate's Guide to Getting a Vacation

December 12, 2013Publications

Elizabeth F. Collura wrote an article for The Legal Intelligencer titled "A Law Firm Associate's Guide to Getting a Vacation," December 12, 2013.

"Rethinking Governmental Immunity in Pennsylvania" Authored by Jonathan Hugg

October 29, 2013Publications

Jonathan Hugg authored an article for the Municipal Law column in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.  "Rethinking Governmental Immunity in Pennsylvania" examines the Tort Claims Act and the recent case Zauflik v. Pennsbury School District.

Exiting China

October 18, 2013Publications

Exiting China – Strategies for the American Executive and Lawyer to Consider in Redeploying Assets from China to the United States or Third Countries

Jonathan Hugg Comments to Times-Tribune on Possible Scranton Asset Seizure/Sale by Union

September 21, 2013Publications

Attorney Jonathan W. Hugg comments to The Times-Tribune on possible Scranton asset seizure/sale by unions.

Opening Round of TTIP Talks With the European Community Ends on Optimistic Note, but Don't Count on a Completed Agreement by 2014

August 21, 2013Publications

John Donohue, a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group, has written an article titled “Opening Round of TTIP Talks With the European Community Ends on Optimistic Note, but Don’t Count on a Completed Agreement by 2014,” for the Fall 2013 Edition of The Beacon, the newsletter of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay.

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: How it Applies to Reinsurance Agreements

August 1, 2013Publications

Joseph M. Donley has written an article for Expert Guides – The Best of the Best USA 2013 titled “Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: How it Applies to Reinsurance Agreements.”

U.S. v. Izurieta: Searching the Judicial Rolls to Get It Right

July 24, 2013Publications

John Donohue has written an article titled "U.S. v. Izurieta: Searching the Rolls to Get It Right" for the July/August 2013 edition of the Global Trade and Customs Journal, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

How Companies and Executives Run Afoul of Trade Sanctions: The Impact of Trade Sanctions on Business

May 23, 2013Publications

John P. Donohue and Karolien M. Vandenberghe presented a CLE on May 23, 2013. They spoke on “How Companies and Executives Run Afoul of Trade Sanctions: The Impact of Trade Sanctions on Business.” Donohue and Vandenberghe are in Clark Hill Thorp Reed’s International Law practice. The program was presented in conjunction with the German-American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia.

Weight And See: Obesity As A Disability Under The ADAAA

March 29, 2013Publications

Sarah J. Miley, an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group, has written an article titled “Weight And See: Obesity As A Disability Under The ADAAA,” for the SMC Newsletter, HRM Update, March 2013 edition. 

"The International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012: Has a Visible Fissure Appeared in the Once-Impenetrable Wall Protecting the Foreign Official Bribe Taker Under the FCPA?"

March 29, 2013Publications

John P. Donohue, Partner and Leader of the firm’s International Practice Group, has written an article titled “The International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 – Has a Visible Fissure Appeared in the Once-Impenetrable Wall Protecting the Foreign Official Bribe Taker Under the FCPA?” for the March 2013 edition of the Financial Fraud Law Report.

"Path Cleared for Supreme Court to Address Interplay Between Section 220 Claims, Derivative Actions"

March 12, 2013Publications

Christopher J. Day, Partner in Thorp Reed's Commercial and Corporate Litigation and Insurance & Reinsurance practice groups, authored an article titled "Path Cleared for Supreme Court to Address Interplay Between Section 220 Claims, Derivative Actions,” for the Delaware Business Court Insider. 

Nolan Shenai Pens a Blog on The Legal Intelligencer Website

March 8, 2013Publications

Nolan G. Shenai, an attorney in Thorp Reed's Commercial & Corporate practice group, penned a blog on The Legal Intelligencer website. His most recent blog is titled “Actual Value Initiative: Bad Move, Philadelphia.”

Making the Most of Your First Legal Job Search After Law School

March 7, 2013Publications

Elizabeth F. Collura, an attorney in Thorp Reed's Commercial & Corporate Litigation practice group, authored an article for The Legal Intelligencer titled "Making the Most of Your First Legal Job Search After Law School." 

New Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Provides Clarity for Employers

January 31, 2013Publications

Sarah J. Miley, an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group, has written an article titled “New Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Provides Clarity for Employers,” for the SMC Newsletter, HRM Update, January 2013 edition.

Enforceability of Non-Competition Agreements in the Marcellus Shale Industry

January 29, 2013Publications

Kurt A. Miller, Partner and Chair of Thorp Reed’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, has authored an article titled “Enforceability of Non-Competition Agreements in the Marcellus Shale Industry.”  The article originally appeared in the January 2013 edition of The PIOGA press: Official publication of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association. Re-published with permission.

Trial Court Sets Limits on Production of Private Social Media Content

January 3, 2013Publications

Elizabeth F. Collura, Associate in Thorp Reed’s Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group, recently authored an article titled “Trial Court Sets Limits on Production of Private Social Media Content,” which focuses on and discusses the implications of Judge Wettick’s recent Opinion on the discovery of private social media content.  The article originally appeared in the Lawyers Journal – The Journal of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.

Employment Law and Regulations - What to Expect During President Obama's Second Term

December 12, 2012Publications

Kurt A. Miller, Partner and Chair of Thorp Reed’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, has authored an article titled “Employment Law and Regulations – What to Expect During President Obama’s Second Term.”  The article originally appeared in the December 2012/January 2013 edition of Working PArts magazine: Official publication of the SMC Business Councils. Re-published with permission.

How Philadelphia Can Foster Development Without Speculation

August 22, 2012Publications

Nolan Shenai has written a blog for The Legal Intelligencer.

'Made-Whole Doctrine' Doesn't Apply to Collision Coverage

June 5, 2012Publications

This article, authored by Christopher M. Brubaker, appears in the June 2012 Litigation: Auto Law Supplement of The Legal Intelligencer.

The Holidays, the Workplace and Political Correctness: "Ho Ho Ho" or "Ho Ho Hum"

December 19, 2011Publications

Materials from the December 8, 2011 DELVACCA presentation.

Corporate Political Rights

November 10, 2011Publications

Jonathan W. Hugg's recent presentation on Corporate Political Rights

The New Danger of Limiting Employees' Speech on Social Media Sites

June 14, 2011Publications

This article, authored by Jeffrey R. Gordon, appears in the June 14, 2011 Labor & Employment Supplement of The Legal Intelligencer.

Facebook and Work Place Come Center Stage

April 12, 2011Publications

This article, authored by Barry R. Elson, appears in the Spring 2011 edition of The Philadelphia Lawyer.

Health Care Reform 2011: Group Plan Mandates

February 4, 2011Publications

Health care reform creates new challenges for plan sponsors. They may face significant excise tax penalties for noncompliance, as well as participant claims under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) enforcement rules. Modulating it all is the fact that the mandates are “people-friendly.” In the final analysis, every reader of this article is a person who may ultimately benefit when the time comes to be a consumer of care.

Health Care Reform 2011: The 'Family-Friendly" Adult Child Mandate

January 27, 2011Publications

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152), combined, make up the law commonly referred to as Health Care Reform. This article refers to Health Care Reform as the Affordable Care Act or the ACA.

Dealing with Medical Errors: Legal Strategies for Improving Performance and Reducing Costs

January 25, 2011Publications

The Nov. 24 issue of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine included an article by Dr. David C. Ring, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, that might have made defense counsel cringe. In the article, Ring vividly describes how a series of personal and systemic mistakes led him to operate on the wrong arm of a 65-year-old woman. Through this disclosure, Ring hoped that others would learn from and avoid his traumatic mistake.

Healthcare is Not Spinach

January 24, 2011Publications

In his Jan. 10 opinion piece, Professor Ronald Rotunda argues that "not buying [health] insurance, like not buying spinach, is not an economic act," and therefore the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Health care, however, is not spinach, and his analogy deserves a failing grade.

Interpreting 'Beneficiary' Under the Fraud and Abuse Control Act

November 30, 2010Publications

This article, authored by Christopher M. Brubaker, appears in the November 2010 Personal Injury Supplement of The Legal Intelligencer.

Reform's Reach - Get to Know Financial Reform's Possible Impact on Commercial Real Estate

October 29, 2010Publications

Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act this past July, there has been much confusion and speculation about its possible impact on commercial real estate.

Being Both a Responsible Mentor and Mentee

December 8, 2008Publications

"Being Both a Responsible Mentor and Mentee" - Voices and Views - a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession, Winter 2008.

The Practical Prospective - What You Need to Know About the New Franchise Rule

August 26, 2008Publications

"The Practical Prospective - What You Need to Know About the New Franchise Rule," Hospitality Lawyer Newsletter, August 2008.

Mentoring Opportunities Abound Across The Generational Divide

August 8, 2008Publications

"Mentoring Opportunities Abound Across The Generational Divide," Women Lawyers Journal, Summer 2008, Vol. 93, No. 2.

The Philadelphia Lawyer Publishes Delimiting Defamation

July 1, 2008Publications

The Philadelphia Lawyer published an article, “Delimiting Defamation: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Protects Reputation From Freedom of Speech Defense,”" by Kevin P. Allen, partner in Thorp Reed's Commercial & Corporate Litigation Practice. The article was printed in the Summer 2008 edition of the magazine.

Changes

September 10, 2007Publications

"Changes" - Voices and Views - a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession, Summer 2007.

Leading Up, Leading Down and Leading Sideways

April 13, 2007Publications

"Leading Up, Leading Down and Leading Sideways," Voices and Views - a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession, Spring 2007.

Is Women Only Networking Working?

October 23, 2006Publications

"Is Women Only Networking Working?" - Voices and Views - a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession, Fall 2006.

The Stages of Women in Leadership in the Law

July 6, 2006Publications

"The Stages of Women in Leadership in the Law," co-authored with Mary Cushing Doherty.  Voices and Views - a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession, Summer 2006.

Develop Your Leadership Skills with the Help of a Queen

June 30, 2006Publications

"Develop Your Leadership Skills with the Help of a Queen," Voices and Views - a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession, Summer 2006.

U.S. Supreme Court Demarcates Liability Under Federal Copyright and Unfair Competition Law

January 3, 2003Publications

The Supreme Court of the United States recently provided businesses with further guidance on how best to protect their intellectual property. In Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., the Court articulated certain distinctions in the protections and liability imposed under federal copyright and unfair competition law.