Griesing Law was named 2013 Law Firm MVP by the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.

The award recognizes a member law firm for its achievement in furthering NAMWOLF's mission of promoting diversity and inclusion by fostering the relationship between minority- and women-owned law firms and corporations and public entities.

The firm's managing member, Francine Friedman Griesing, and director of administration, Jessica Mazzeo, are set to be presented with the award at NAMWOLF's gala and awards dinner during its annual meeting and law firm expo September 23 in Minneapolis.


Stewart L. Cohen, a partner at the Philadelphia office of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, is set to be the keynote speaker at Harvard Medical School's conference "Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room" on September 29 in New York City.

His presentation is titled "Learning From Mistakes: A Review of Sedation Malpractice Claims."

Cohen focuses his practice on matters including professional liability, commercial, environmental and class action litigation.

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Andrew K. Stutzman is scheduled to co-host the American Conference Institute's 12th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement on September 26 and 27 in Dallas.

The forum will discuss expert strategies for in-house and outside defense counsel on navigating litigation hurdles and preparing for new and emerging government enforcement initiatives.

Stutzman will also moderate a panel of in-house counsel for various financial institutions titled, "In-House Insights on How CFPB's New Rules Are Affecting Litigation Management and Relationships With Outside Counsel; Responding to Enhanced Regulation and Enforcement; Compliance Strategies; Selecting and Retaining Law Firms and Distribution of Legal Spend in Today's Environment; and More."

Stutzman chairs Stradley Ronon's mortgage and lending litigation practice group.

Michael H. Gaier of Shaffer & Gaier presented a foreclosure defense seminar to homeowners at the Voorhees Camden County Library inNew Jersey.

In his presentation, Gaier provided in-depth insight into how homeowners who have become delinquent in their mortgage payments have numerous legal options to save their home, either in conjunction with a foreclosure action or with other remedies.

Min S. Suh, a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, presented "What the Defense of Marriage Act Ruling Means for Employers" at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association employment and labor policy committee meeting September 11 in Monroe Township, N.J.

Suh focuses her practice on employment-based immigration law, including nonimmigrant work visa petitions, permanent employment certification applications and immigrant visa petitions.

Elected and appointed

Grant C. Wright was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to a four-year term as an attorney discipline and fee dispute arbitrator with the Office of Attorney Ethics.

Wright, an associate at Rawle & Henderson, concentrates his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicles and their insurers. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.


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