New SHIELD Act Provisions Take Effect in March, Additional Legislation Pending


As published in The New York Law Journal An amendment to New York’s data breach notification law, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), will take effect on March 21, 2020. The amendment to the SHIELD Act creates stricter data security over confidential personal information and breach notification requirements to… Read more »

It’s Not Just Cash In a Bag: Exploring Corruption From Both Sides of the Table


Corruption is in the news all-too-often today. Join Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Gibson along with Pietragallo Partners Lourdes Sánchez Ridge and John Schwab to discuss how prosecutors make charging decisions in corruption cases and the minefields that defense attorneys must navigate to prepare clients under investigation. This CLE will cover an overview of federal corruption offenses… Read more »

Pietragallo Partner Jim Marrion to speak about the Pa. Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law


On Thursday, February 20, Pietragallo Partner Jim Marrion will sit on a panel about the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. During this three-hour CLE, offered through the Allegheny County Bar Association, panelists will discuss, in-depth, the issues under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law that attorneys need to be aware… Read more »

Fraud Whistleblowers Blog: Can I Just Be John Doe?

January 23, 2020

Can I Just Be John Doe? A review of remaining anonymous in False Claims Act cases  There is strong appeal in the concept of remaining anonymous for many whistleblowers but unless you can prove both a fear of severe harm, and that the fear of severe harm is reasonable, two recent Circuit Court decisions illustrate how… Read more »

Fraud Whistleblowers Blog: What’s It Like Blowing the Whistle in Ukraine?


What Happened On January 1, 2020, Amendments to the Law of Ukraine On Prevention of Corruption (“Amendments”) came into effect that introduced groundbreaking protections for whistleblowers in Ukraine that rival the protections offered under the United States False Claims Act (“FCA”). The Motivation Ukraine has suffered through a longstanding history of corruption. In the United… Read more »

A Guide to Mergers of Nonprofit Entities


As published in the January/February 2020 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer Nonprofits generally consider mergers for a variety of reasons, such as to avoid financial duress, to obtain stronger operational resources or to expand the scope of services. This article explores the statutory mechanisms available to nonprofits considering merger as well as discussion of the… Read more »

Superior Court Finds That Corporate No-Hire Provision is Void Against Public Policy In A Matter Of First Impression

June 5, 2019

Earlier this year in a case of first impression, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania found corporate “no-hire” policies void against public policy. Pittsburgh Logistics Sys., Inc. v. BeeMac Trucking, LLC, 2019 PA Super 13 (Jan. 11, 2019) involved a service contract entered between Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. (“PLS”) and BeeMac Trucking LLC. (“BeeMac”). PLS, a… Read more »

Twenty-Three Pietragallo Law Firm Lawyers Named PA Super Lawyers

June 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH and PHILADELPHIA, PA – William Pietragallo, II, founding partner of the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP was selected as a Pittsburgh Top 50 Lawyer by Super Lawyers 2014. Mr. Pietragallo was recognized for his work in Business Litigation. Marc S. Raspanti, name partner in the firm, was selected as… Read more »

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