Postponed: Pietragallo Partners John A. Schwab and Chris Iacono to present at Cyberlaw Update 2020 in Pittsburgh


The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will be holding it’s next Cyberlaw Update program on April 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh. During this program, attendees will discuss: experiences with new state and EU regulations on privacy, current security dangers and data breach responses, the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud and other technologies in business, electronic communication and its impact on litigation and discovery, and ethical challenges with social media and the ever-changing social technology environment.

Pietragallo Partners John A. Schwab and Chris A. Iacono are faculty of the program. They will co-present during a Cyber and Litigation segment titled, “Responding to Data Breaches: Legal Updates and Practical Counsel.”


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One of many — a remembrance for Veterans Day by Paul K. Vey

November 11, 2019

Last week, as Veterans’ Day neared, Pietragallo attorney Paul K. Vey shared the following for all members of our Team:

One of many — a remembrance for Veterans Day

Roughly 78 years ago, a high school senior from Bellevue PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, learned that the United States had been attacked and was entering World War II. He wanted to join the war effort immediately but his parents insisted that he finish high school.

He graduated from high school that spring and enlisted in the Army Air Corps, the predecessor of the United States Air Force. Although he wasn’t a great student, he desperately wanted to fly. He managed to show enough promise that he was sent to flight school in Lafayette Louisiana, where after a rigorous, but incredibly short training period, became the captain of a B-24 Liberator bomber at age 18, and responsible for a 10 man crew.

The bomber group to which he was assigned was called upon to support the Italian campaign in Europe where he and his crew managed to stay airborne through almost 50 bombing raids. Just as he and his crew were about to be sent to England for rest and recuperation, his orders were changed and his bomber group was dispatched to India to support the Allied effort to drive the Japanese from Southeast Asia. It was now 1943.

On what turned out to be his last mission, he and his crew were part of a three bomber mission to destroy a rail line in Burma, now known as Myanmar. The approach to the target was a low altitude approach to increase the likelihood of surprise. His aircraft was the first to the target. Almost immediately upon releasing his bomb load, the plane was struck by ground fire starting a fire in two engines and dramatically reducing the power from a third. Read More

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