Firm News

Weisbrod Matteis & Copley and Attorney Joe Khan were featured in the Law360.com article; “Pa. Stuck In Litigation Limbo As Purdue Inks 1st Opioid Deal.”

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WMC Partner, Augie Matteis was invited to work on a committee to determine a set of initial discovery protocols for first-party insurance property damage cases arising from disasters.

Read the initial discovery protocols.

WMC Attorney Joe Khan was featured in the Time Magazine article; “Allegations Against the Maker of OxyContin Are Piling Up. Here’s What They Could Mean for the Billionaire Family Behind Purdue Pharma”.

Read the article on Time.com.

WMC Attorney José L. Nieto, was quoted in the Law360 article; ‘Puerto Rico’s Law Firms Find Their Footing After Disaster.’

Out of disaster comes opportunity. That is what the corporate legal community of Puerto Rico found after Hurricane Maria. But for many attorneys, the recovery is personal, too. (This article is part of a series on how the island’s legal industry is rebuilding after Hurricane Maria.) Read the article on Law360 (subscription required).

The Board of Directors of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse elected WMC attorney Joe Khan as its new President. Smith is a Philadelphia institution and a national leader on diversity and issues affecting children in Philadelphia.

Read the Release

WMC attorney Joe Khan was interviewed on Mark and Denise in the Mornings about the nuts-and-bolts of the bombshell corruption indictment that altered Philadelphia’s politics landscape yesterday.

Hear the interview starting at 33 minutes

In an interview with El Nuevo Dia Newspaper, WMC attorney José Nieto, explains that if municipalities in Puerto Rico don’t sue their insurance companies to show an attempt to recover damages from their insurance provider, FEMA may not reimburse them for the money they are owed.

Read the story at elnueviodia.com

WMC releases “PUERTO RICO MUNICIPALITIES, AGENCIES HEADED FOR CRISIS – If leaders don’t fight for insurance, FEMA will not pay the difference.”

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PBS News Hour featured WMC Attorney Joe Khan in a piece about his representation of a public school teacher in connection with a possible defamation claim arising from a false accusation of partisan activity after leading a voter registration drive of high school students.

Their segment “Student Reporting Labs” covers the story.

Read the story on PBS News Hour

WMC Submits Amicus Brief Concerning Unconstitutional Appointment of Acting Attorney General  

The Amicus brief is on behalf of seven nationally known constitutional law scholars is in support of the State of Maryland in Maryland, v. United States, et al., a case pending in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The brief asks the court to conclude that “Matthew Whitaker’s purported appointment as acting Attorney General is unconstitutional, or, at minimum, poses grave constitutional issues.” Read the Press Release Read the Brief

Events

WMC to participate in Perrin Conferences Natural Disaster Conference April 2-3 at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami.

Speakers include: David Binder, Nestle,
Aaron Carone, MAI, MRICS, CBRE,
Jeannette David, Sompo International
Michael Diggin, Esq., CPCU, ARe, ARM
Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General
Karl Lunan, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Cristina Mendez, Aerostar Airport Holdings
Matthew Nelsen, AmeriTrust Group
Carmelo J. Ríos Santiago, Puerto Rico Senate Majority Leader
as well as attorneys from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Free Registration for all in-house counsel and insurance professionals.

Download the Agenda: https://lnkd.in/ekx6b8p
RSVP: https://lnkd.in/dv-KrbJ

WMC Attorney Joshua Katz will speak at the MTMP – Spectacular Spring Conference April 10-12 in Las Vegas

Josh will be speaking on the topic of “Storms, Floods and Fire Disasters on the Rise Everywhere – How Can You Get Involved?” April 10-12, 2019 at Mass Torts Made Perfect Spring Conference at the Wynn in Las Vegas.

WMC Attorney Joe Khan will present at the 40th Annual Conference for the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) December 9, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Mr. Khan will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Combatting Corruption: Do Politicians Now Have a Get Out of Jail Free Card,” where he will discuss recent developments in federal anti-corruption law.  As an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mr. Khan led the historic corruption probe of the mayors of Allentown and Reading, who were convicted along with numerous other public officials this year.  He now prosecutes civil RICO suits, fraud cases, and other complex claims at the Philadelphia WMC office.

For more details on the COGEL conference, visit https://cogel.site-ym.com/mpage/2018Schedule

John Koch and Kristin Davis to speak at ALM/Legal Intelligencer 2018 In-House Counsel CLE Seminar in Philadelphia

John Koch and Kristin Davis will present “Insurance Recovery for In-House Counsel: Practical Insights for Identifying, Presenting and Successfully Resolving Insurance Claims” at the ALM and The Legal Intelligencer’s 2018 In-House Counsel CLE Seminar on July 28, 2018 in Philadelphia. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/336409/724579/\

Kristin Davis and John Koch to Speak at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio April 15-18

Kristin Davis and John Koch to Speak at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio Kristin Davis and John Koch will present two sessions at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition from April 15–18 in San Antonio.  Kristin Davis will present “Notice Early, Notice Often:  The Art of Giving Effective Notice of Claims or Circumstances” at the Thought Leader Theater. John Koch will present “How to Avoid Insurance Coverage Pitfalls in Long Term Toxic Tort and Environmental Contamination Claims” in the Innovation Hub.
Kristin Davis and John Koch to Speak at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio

Stephen A. Weisbrod to speak at the 2018 GMA Legal Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

Stephen A. Weisbrod will be moderating a session on “Supply Chain Issues in an Increasingly Globalized CPG Industry” on February 28, 2018 at the GMA Legal Conference.  
Stephen A. Weisbrod to speak at the 2018 GMA Legal Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana  

Kristin Davis, Charles Fischette, and Julie Hammerman to speak at the 2018 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference in Tucson, Arizona

WMC attorneys will be presenting various portions of the ABA ICLC conference in Tucson, Arizona from February 28, 2018 through March 3, 2018. Kristin Davis will present on the panel: “It’s Too Late Baby Now It’s Too Late: New Developments with the Notice/Prejudice Rule in Late Notice Cases in Both Claims Made and Occurrence Policies”. Charles Fischette will present at the roundtable entitled “It’s Not All Relative: The Effect of Related Claims Requirements in Claims Made Policies.” Julie Hammerman will also present at a roundtable entitled: “Not Your Father’s Tesla – How to Negotiate Cutting-Edge Policies and Leverage Technology to Improve Your Game.”
Kristin Davis, Charles Fischette, and Julie Hammerman to speak at the 2018 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference in Tucson, Arizona

Joshua B. Katz to Speak at Live Webinar on March 9, 2015 Entitled Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches: What Every Firm Needs to Know in 2015

Joshua B. Katz to Speak at Live Webinar on March 9, 2015 Entitled Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches: What Every Firm Needs to Know in 2015

Stephen A. Weisbrod to Speak at American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Controlling Litigation Costs

Stephen A. Weisbrod to Speak at American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Controlling Litigation Costs

WMC Partner Hosts Program Regarding Insights into the Economic Espionage Act

WMC Partner Hosts Program Regarding Insights into the Economic Espionage Act