Speakers

Dilworth Paxson partner and fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers Linda Dale Hoffa is set to ­present at the Masters of Litigation CLE ­program at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3. This is the first joint seminar program presented by Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and the ACTL. Hoffa chairs Dilworth’s white-collar/government investigations practice group. Her prior executive-level experience as the Criminal Division chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as the senior executive deputy attorney general at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office provides her with insight into law enforcement’s ­investigative and trial strategies.

Additions

Justin D. Beck joined Thomas, Thomas & Hafer as an associate in the Pittsburgh office. He will concentrate his practice in the area of workers’ compensation. Beck is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Beck’s previous experience includes working for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication. While there, he drafted findings of fact, orders, researched current and historical legal issues and authored American Bar Association publications.

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Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel added Brian S.S. Auerbach to its firm. While Auerbach’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, he also prosecutes foreign and domestic patent applications and provides patentability, freedom-to-operate and patent invalidity opinions. His areas of expertise include medical device technology, software-based applications, wearable electronics and general electronic systems. He also is experienced in trademark prosecution, copyright management and trade secret protection. Auerbach brings transactional skills to the firm beyond his patent practice. He is experienced in software licensing and terms of service agreements, general technology transactions, ownership and authorship agreements and technology ­services agreements.

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Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Benjamin A. Waters to the firm’s health law department. He practices in the Philadelphia office. Waters is a member of the firm’s health law department, where he provides ­regulatory, compliance and transactional advice to a broad range of health care ­clients, including hospitals, physician ­practice groups, behavioral health providers, skilled nursing facilities and other health industry entities. He has advised these clients on various matters including data privacy and security, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and state privacy laws, corporate compliance, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, the anti-kickback statute, self-disclosure protocol submissions and other day-to-day legal and risk issues. Prior to joining the firm, Waters served as a health law attorney for a national ­boutique health law firm.

Announcements

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