Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP
ABC News interviewed firm associate Stewart Ryan, as part of a discussion with current and former sex crimes prosecutors, high-profile defense attorneys, and sexual assault experts about the case against Kevin Spacey in Massachusetts.
The two-week trial of Sullivan v. Werner Company and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. ended in a unanimous $2.5 million jury verdict in favor of Michael Sullivan on Friday, May 10, finding Werner’s SRS 72 scaffold defective in design and having defective warnings. Jeffrey F. Laffey and Stewart Ryan of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP represented the Plaintiffs. The Honorable Michael E. Erdos presided in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
The firm promoted Krista Hart to firm administrator. Krista who joined the firm in 2016, previously served as human resources manager.
Panitch Schwarze partner Dr. Lars Genieser recently presented at the AIPLA Spring Meeting in Philadelphia as part of a discussion on strategies and tactics to maximize efficiency when drafting patent applications to protect novel inventions in different countries.
Penn Community Bank
The Philadelphia Business Journal announced that the bank hired Karen Benedetti as its Chief Marketing Officer. Karen comes with deep experience from various banks throughout New England creating, implementing and measuring strategic, multi-faceted financial marketing programs that fuel retail and business banking and lending growth.
Patch.com announced that during the week of May 5 through May 11, the bank celebrated National Small Business Week by highlighting a new banking unit that focuses on the small businesses that drive the local economy.
The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce News and page A2 of the Bucks County Herald announced that two of the bank’s team members have been recognized by the YWCA of Bucks County as Women Who Make a Difference. Kirsten Palmieri and Jessica Sweeney were recognized in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility for their leadership of the bank’s annual campaign for United Way of Bucks County.
Members of the bank took time out of their schedules to walk with Zane Moore, CEO of the YMCA of Bucks County. Chief Relationship Officer Todd R. Hurley and Quakertown-area Market Manager Sara Friedman recently walked from Quakertown to Hilltown Township as part of the 2019 “Zane Walks for Bucks,” an annual trek across Bucks County to highlight the impact of the YMCA.
Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C.
The Bucks County Herald published an Op-Ed on page A13, written by partner Andrew Taylor, referring to new legislation introduced as Pennsylvania House Bill 437 to enforce custody agreements between parents of children of divorce.
Andrew Taylor was featured on Dr. Sue and You on RVN TV. During the show with Dr. Sue Cornbluth, Andrew discussed co-parenting, one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce or separation.
Stoel Rives LLP
The Portland Business Journal has published that Stoel Rives LLP has chosen Sacramento partner Melissa Jones to take the helm as firm managing partner in 2020. She will succeed James Torgerson who took the firm reins in 2016 as the first firm managing partner from Alaska. Jones will be the second woman to lead the firm in 15 years. Partner Brian Nese also has been promoted to Office Managing Partner for the firm’s California offices.
The Seattle Business Magazine has announced that Alex Mertens has been appointed co-chair of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group. She succeeds Brian Nese, who will become office managing partner of the firm’s three California locations.
Wiggin and Dana LLP
The National Law Journal and The Connecticut Law Tribune both announced that David H. Laufman, former Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, has joined Wiggin and Dana’s Washington, DC office as a partner. Laufman will Co-Chair the firm’s National Security Practice Group and will be a member of the White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group and the International Trade Compliance Group.
Willig, Williams & Davidson
Attorney Ryan Hancock was recently featured on WHYY discussing the issue of gig economy workers like Uber drivers. Click here to listen to the full report.