Speakers

McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Kendra McGuire is scheduled to present “Will Contests: Preparing Your Case” 9 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Aug. 29 in Mechanicsburg.

McGuire will focus on common legal and evidentiary issues in the presentation.

McGuire is the member in charge of McNees Wallace’s Lancaster office.

She is also a member of the firm’s litigation and Orphans’ Court litigation practice groups.

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners ­partners H. Ronald Klasko, Daniel B. Lundy and Anu Nair participated in the 2017 San Francisco EB-5 and Investment Immigration Convention 
July 27-28.

The convention was hosted by EB5 Investors Magazine.

Klasko moderated a panel focused on the representation of investors in failed and fraudulent EB-5 projects.

Lundy presented a seminar discussing ways to avoid selecting bad EB-5 projects, monitoring projects to ensure they are on track, dealing with the immigration consequences of a troubled project and preserving the immigration benefits of the investment.

Nair moderated a panel titled “India: EB-5′s New Frontier.”

Using her experience as counsel for over a hundred Indian investors and her own background as an Indian-American, Nair discussed how to best represent Indian ­investors throughout the EB-5 process.

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Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores partner Julie A. Uebler was a guest speaker at the 23rd annual Employment Law Institute.

She presented, “What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know About Labor Trafficking.”

Uebler’s practice is focused on all ­aspects of protecting and enforcing the legal rights of individuals in the workplace.

She advises individual employees, professionals and executives who are facing workplace disputes with a focus on protecting legal rights, maximizing opportunities and minimizing disruption to career goals.

Uebler also advises and negotiates on behalf of executives and professionals who are facing employment transitions, ­including leveraging the best employment terms at the start of an employment ­relationship and protecting rights and entitlements when employment ends.

For her first 10 years of practice, Uebler worked as defense counsel for employers, first at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and later as in-house employment and benefits ­counsel for a pharmaceutical company.

Elected and Appointed

Daniel J. Distasio, of personal injury firm Distasio and Kowalski, was certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Distasio is presently a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Distasio earned his law degree from Penn State‘s Dickinson Law.

He focuses on cases involving auto and truck accidents, medical malpractice, ­personal injury and products liability.

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Jim Sullivan, a member of Cozen O’Connor‘s labor and employment department, was confirmed as a commissioner of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

He received U.S. Senate confirmation in August to serve as a member of the agency, after President Donald Trump nominated him in May for a term expiring April 27, 2021.

The OSHRC, an independent federal agency providing administrative trial and appellate review, was created to decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections.

Sullivan has 37 years of experience representing employers in issues related to labor, employment and occupational safety and health law.

Earlier in his career, Sullivan served as vice president of labor and employment law and deputy general counsel for Comcast Cable Communications Inc.