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WSHB Partner Kelly Waters Named to NJBIZ’s 2020 Best Fifty Women in Business List

WSHB is pleased to announce that Kelly Waters, Managing Partner of the firm's New Jersey office, has been named one of New Jersey's 2020 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal. Ms. Waters' inclusion in this list is a testament to the outstanding contributions she has made to the state of New Jersey, both in the legal field and in the community.

  • Full service national law firm founded in 1997 with over 300 attorneys in 26 offices in 15 states across the U.S.
  • Tried over 900 cases to verdict; internationally recognized for exceptionally high rate of success
  • Recognized as one of the top two law firms in the nation for inclusiveness of women lawyers in the National Law Journal’s 2017 Women’s Scorecard
  • Ranked #4 on The American Lawyer’s 2016 Diversity Scorecard
  • Top 10 ranking on Law360’s 2016 list of “The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys"  
  • Top 20 ranking on Law360's 2016 list of "The Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys"
  • Named "Go-To Law Firm" in ALM's annual edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies
  • Top 200 ranking on Law360's 400 2019 list of largest U.S. Law Firms

WSHB Names Andrew S. Kessler as Managing Partner of the Firm’s Philadelphia Office

WSHB is pleased to announce that Partner Andrew S. Kessler has been named the Managing Partner of the firm's Philadelphia, PA office.

WSHB Employment Alert: California Law Banning Arbitration Agreements Temporarily on Hold

On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law prohibiting employers from requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment on or after January 1, 2020. The law, AB 51, expressly prohibits companies from compelling employees to waive any right, forum or procedure for a violation of any provision of the California Labor Code or Fair Employment and Housing Act, and puts employers who violate the law at risk of being found guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sam McDermott on the Dos and Don’ts of Construction Project Termination

Sam McDermott, Managing Partner of WSHB's Orange County office, will take to the stage at the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Construction Law Section February Meeting being held on February 5, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the OCBA offices in Newport Beach, California. Mr. McDermott will speak on "Terminating a Construction Project Before Completion: Dos, Don’ts, Claims, & Litigation," alongside Pete Fowler, Principal, Pete Fowler Construction Services.

Full Disclosure! Insurer Beware: Colorado’s New Automobile Policy Disclosure Law Has Teeth!

Insurers writing commercial or personal automobile policies in Colorado should be aware of new disclosure requirements effective January 1, 2020. The Colorado legislature enacted a new statute, C.R.S. § 10-3-1117, with the goal of increasing transparency in the claims process, and insurers need to be aware of the repercussions of failure to comply with this new law.

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