Events

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young sponsored the Insurance Regulatory Symposium, hosted by St. Joseph’s University‘s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, on May 2 in Philadelphia.

Stradley Ronon partner Steven B. Davis helped organize the event and moderated the panel, "The Current State of Regulation."

The symposium featured a lecture on industry perspectives from former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Diane Koken and a keynote address by Ben Nelson, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Community Legal Services is set to host its 24th annual Breakfast of Champions at 8 a.m. June 5 at the Top of the Tower, 3 Logan Square, 1717 Arch St., Philadelphia.

The Breakfast of Champions celebrates supporters of CLS’s bar campaign, which annually raises nearly $400,000 from more than 120 law firms to support CLS’s work providing access to justice to low-income Philadelphians.

At this year’s breakfast, CLS will honor Morgan, Lewis & Bockius with the Hall of Fame Award. CLS will also recognize Raynes McCarty and Dechert‘s Joseph A. Tate with Champion of Justice awards, and present Equal Justice awards to Cynthia Harmon and Gail Thompkins of CLS, and to Mark S. Schwartz of Regional Housing Legal Services.

Speakers

Bridget E. Montgomery, member and chair of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott‘s Harrisburg commercial litigation group, is scheduled to serve as moderator during a CLE program and reception June 11 at the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton.

Montgomery, the CLE chair for the Middle District chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is the course planner and organizer, and will moderate the panel discussion titled "Civil and Criminal Pretrial Evidentiary Hearings: Beyond the Basics."

Montgomery handles a variety of complex commercial and class action disputes before state and federal courts, agencies and arbitration panels.

Flaster Greenberg shareholder Abbe F. Fletman was selected by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and Center for Professional Development to co-present a webinar today on avoiding privilege waiver in e-discovery.

The webinar, titled "Inadvertent Disclosure: Are Clawbacks Allowed? Avoiding Privilege Waiver in E-Discovery," will focus on best practices to avoid finding a waiver of privilege.

Fletman concentrates her practice in complex litigation and commercial disputes, including those involving trademarks, copyrights and patents.

Additions

Joshua H. Romirowsky joined the Philadelphia office of Gordon & Rees as an associate with the insurance practice group.

His experience includes advising and representing insurance carriers, businesses, and individuals in the defense of property, casualty, premises, construction and products liability litigation.

Elected and Appointed

Jonathan M. Korn, a partner with Blank Rome, is being installed as president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey at the organization’s annual meeting today.

Korn is based in Blank Rome’s Princeton, N.J., office, and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and intellectual property.

Honored

Matthew Laver, an associate in the general liability group at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, was awarded the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyer Award.

The award is given annually to a young lawyer who best exemplifies the qualities of professionalism and dedication as defense counsel in the practice of law and in the promotion of the highest ideals of justice in the community.

Laver devotes his practice to representing clients in general liability matters, and specializes in defending clients in professional liability matters.