Speakers

Lamb McErlane partner Mark Thompson moderated a panel, which included Lamb McErlane partner Vince Pompo, that discussed the 2019 Chester County Municipal Update.

Pompo also serves as chairman of the East Bradford Township board of supervisors. The panel brought together municipalities and the business community from across the Central Chester County Region.

During the event, which Lamb McErlane co-sponsored, each municipality discussed current events taking place, provided development updates, and shared their vision for their communities and businesses for the coming years.

Thompson is a partner in Lamb McErlane’s municipal law department.

He concentrates his practice on municipal, land use, environmental law and property tax assessment matters.

He also serves as solicitor for multiple Chester County municipalities. Pompo is a partner and chairman of Lamb McErlane’s municipal law department and the environmental law practice group.

His practice areas include municipal, land use and environmental law.

He also serves as township solicitor for several Chester County municipalities and municipal authorities.

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Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano partner Tom Giordano Jr. is set to participate in this month’s “Ask the Experts” teleconference presented by the Philadelphia Tri-State chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.

Giordano will discuss what those living with Lupus should know about their rights to Social Security disability benefits.

The teleconference is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Conrad O’Brien partner Kevin Kent and associate Joe Jesiolowski spoke at the American Water Works Association New Jersey chapter’s annual conference, titled “Ethical Business is Good Business: Interplay Between the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics and State/Federal Law.”

Kent and Jesiolowski represent clients nationally on risk management in high legal exposure industries.

Their recent risk-management work involves advising private companies and government entities on litigation risk emanating from public-private partnership projects, privatization issues, federal and state funding and procurement programs, and other risks inherent in the interaction between public entities and the private sector.

Events

The third national Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency is slated to be held at locations across the country, including Temple University Beasley School of Law from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to this event, sponsored by Take Action Philly, to discuss climate change and the role of lawyers in advancing solutions.

The locations will be linked by live video and audio feed.

This year’s conference is set to feature practitioners and leading experts addressing the most important aspects of the climate crisis and will address ways lawyers can work to make a difference.

Speakers include Washington governor and Democratic presidential nominee Jay Inslee; U.S. Sen. Ed Markey; U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch; and climate scientist, Penn State University professor Michael Mann.

This is the third year in a row for this conference, and the first time that Take Action Philly is participating.

The Philadelphia Bar Association was a partner of all three national conferences.

This is a free event, but registration is required. Please visit www.calltothebar.org to register.

Announcements

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