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Politics in the Workplace

The concept of "free speech" is as American as apple pie. However, any employment litigator or human resources professional can tell you that free speech and what is appropriate in the workplace are very different concepts.

Cyber-Related Claims Explored by WSHB Firm Chairman and Co-Chair of CLM Conference

The present and future of management and resolution of cyber-related claims will be explored at a premier session titled “The Future is Here: The Impact of Cyber- Related Claims Across Professional Lines” at the 2017 CLM Management & Professional Conference on July 28th. WSHB Firm Chairman Dan Berman, Co-Chair of the conference and CLM Advisory Board Member, joins a panel of top industry experts including Carrie Campi, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd.; Anthony Dolce, Chubb; Daisy Lopez, Crum & Forster; and David Molitano, Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions.

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Pitfalls of Political Talk Probed By Nationally Acclaimed Employment Litigator

Employer misconceptions of free speech protections in the workplace, strategies for risk management, and development of internal policies and enforcement will be examined at the 2017 CLM Management & Professional Conference on July 27, 2017 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Robert Hellner, a partner at WSHB, joins Jeffrey Koonankeil, CapSpecialty and Alex Niederman, YorkPro, for the session titled, “Pitfalls of Political Talk – Risk Management Strategies.”

The New Reality of Commercial Construction Risk in a 3-D World

“Whose Design is It Anyway? The New Reality of Commercial Construction Risk in a 3-D World” will be explored by WSHB attorney Sam McDermott at the 2017 CLM Management & Professional Conference later this month. The managing partner in WSHB's Orange County office, McDermott is a highly acclaimed litigator, a skilled orator and widely sought speaker. His practice spans across a wide array of construction, tort and environmental issues. Experts joining McDermott on the session panel include Christine Bernstock, AECOM and Melanie Brown, Markel Service, Incorporated.

Abuse and Assault Allegations Risk Management Analyzed by Undefeated Medical Negligence Lawyer

Preventative measures, defensive tactics, and post incident strategy for healthcare providers dealing with violent and combative patients will be explored at the 2017 CLM Management & Professional Conference later this month. WSHB’s Constance Endelicato, an undefeated medical negligence litigator with over 25 years experience defending healthcare professionals, joins Gina Harris, ProAssurance Corporation, and Geri Luebeck, Providence Saint John’s Health Center for the session on July 27, 2017 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel

Ten Lawyers from WSHB Honored on List of 2017 Rising Stars®

Ten lawyers from WSHB are recognized on this year’s list of 2017 Rising Stars®. The attorneys honored on this year's list are 40 years or younger and demonstrate the finest qualities of a good lawyer: first-rate legal skills, preparation, judgment, creativity, dedication and ethics. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are named to the renowned Rising Stars list.

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