Risk Management & Workers’ Compensation

23 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

2022/08/18

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been named as 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and 2023 Ones to Watch, including Tama Beth Kudman who was recognized as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach for Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Gaetan Alfano Pamela Coyle Brecht Phillip R. Earnest Mark Gordon James W. Kraus Tama Beth Kudman – Lawyer of the Year James F. Marrion Shelly R. Pagac Richard J. Parks William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc Stephen Raspanti Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Peter St. Tienne Wolff The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch: Lee K. Goldfarb John Kettering Alexander M. Owens Stephen F. Raiola Mark T. Sottile Frank H. Stoy About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and litigation law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we are able to serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

24 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2022 Pennsylvania and Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2022/05/23

Pietragallo is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been named as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, including partner Marc Raspanti who was recognized in the Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters legal division which compiles a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 74 practice areas. Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers conducts a multi-phase selection process reviewing independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. With the objective being to provide a reliable, wide-ranging list of attorneys that can be used as a source for finding exceptional legal counsel. Pietragallo partner in our new Florida office, Tama Beth Kudman, was chosen as a 2022 Florida Super Lawyer as a top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Palm Beach Gardens. The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Gaetan J. Alfano Joseph J. Bosick Mark Gordon P. Brennan Hart Christopher A. Iacono James W. Kraus Michael A. Morse Shelly R. Pagac William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc S. Raspanti (Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia) Lourdes Sánchez Ridge Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Paul K. Vey The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Rising Stars: Jeremy E. Abay Rebecca Johnson Barksdale Ashley J. Kenny John W. Kettering Alexander Owens Peter St. Tienne Wolff   About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we are able to serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

Pietragallo Now in Florida

2022/05/09

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is enthusiastic in announcing the opening of its Florida office in Palm Beach Gardens and announcing that Tama Beth Kudman will serve as our Managing Partner-Florida. Tama will continue to represent individuals and corporations under civil and criminal investigation and prosecution. Tama was selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for the West Palm Beach Criminal Defense sector in 2022 and the White-Collar Defense sector in 2020. She is also on the Top Lawyers list for Jupiter Magazine and Palm Beach Illustrated, 2022. Tama is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is barred in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The Florida office is located at 7108 Fairway Drive, Suite 130, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418.  Tama can be reached at 561-472-0811 or by email at TBK@Pietragallo.com. About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and litigation law firm headquartered in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and now Florida. Read More

In Post-Pandemic Era, What Will Return to Office Look Like?

2021/12/20

Pietragallo attorney Kevin E. Raphael was featured in a recent Pennsylvania Bar News feature on “In Post-Pandemic Era, What Will Return to Office Look Like?” Mr. Raphael first spoke on the topic on the “Business and Practice of Law Post-COVID: How will it Change?” webinar conference for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Large Law Firm Committee in mid-November. Interested in reading the piece? You can find it here: https://www.pabar.org/members/barnews/2021/BarNews_1216.pdf Read More

20 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2022 The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

2021/08/19

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named as 2022 The Best Lawyers in America and 2022 Ones to Watch, including two lawyers who were recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Gaetan Alfano (Bet-the-Company Litigation) Pamela Coyle Brecht Phillip R. Earnest Mark Gordon James W. Kraus James F. Marrion Shelly R. Pagac Richard J. Parks William Pietragallo, II (Bet-the-Company Litigation) Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc Stephen Raspanti Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Peter St. Tienne Wolff The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch: John Kettering Leslie A. Mariotti Peter W. Nigra Frank H. Stoy   About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

24 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2021/06/08

Including Recognition in Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 In Philadelphia Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have been named as 2021 Super Lawyers and 2021 Rising Stars, including two attorneys who were also recognized in the Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia. Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters legal division which compiles a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers conducts a multi-phase selection process reviewing independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Gaetan J. Alfano (Top 100 in Philadelphia) Joseph J. Bosick Mark Gordon Christopher A. Iacono P. Brennan Hart James W. Kraus Michael A. Morse Shelly R. Pagac William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc S. Raspanti (Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia) Douglas K. Rosenblum John A. Schwab Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Paul K. Vey The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Rising Stars: Jeremy E. Abay John R. Brumberg Sarah R. Goodman Joseph L. Gordon John W. Kettering Peter W. Nigra Peter St. Tienne Wolff About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

Workers’ Compensation/OSHA Claims Due to COVID-19

2021/02/02

Questions have persistently arisen as to whether an employer is responsible to pay workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who has been rendered disabled as a result of a COVID-19 diagnosis or, in the alternative, is prevented from working based on an employer’s concern that the employee’s presence may lead to others contracting the disease. In the vast majority of instances, it is unlikely that an employee can demonstrate that COVID-19  arose in the course and scope of the employee’s employment.  If one assumes a 40-hour work week, less than 25% of the employee’s potential exposure occurs in the work environment versus the non-work environment. COVID-19 is not unique to the work setting.  Accordingly, in most instances an employee’s efforts to prove causation between COVID-19 and work exposure will fail. Every state has their own unique workers’ compensation statute for dealing with compensatory illnesses.  Recognizing that certain classes of individuals may be more susceptible to a given disease in a work environment when compared to the general population, states have created presumptions to establish medical causation. Many states have extended workers’ compensation coverage to employees who fall victim to COVID-19 by creating a presumption that the employee’s work led to the deleterious exposure and contraction of the infection.  Those states addressing these issues have identified certain professions where there is a known increased risk in contracting the infection due to the occupation.  Classes of employees who have received the benefit of these presumptions in those states that have addressed the same include first responders (police, firefighters and EMTs) and front line healthcare workers.  In those states that have successfully passed such legislation, a presumption is created that those who work in these professions and carry a COVID-19 diagnosis are presumed to have contracted the disease while in the course and scope of their employment.  Read More

Marc S. Raspanti to present at HCCA’s 6th Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference

2020/11/18

Pietragallo partner Marc S. Raspanti will be speaking at the Health Care Compliance Association’s virtual 2020 Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference on Wednesday, November 18. During the three-day conference, attendees will hear first‑hand from government officials about regulatory changes, expectations, and key priorities in the Healthcare Enforcement sector. Attendees can further gain the knowledge and skills needed to properly address potential violations and improve their organization’s compliance program. During the program, Mr. Raspanti’s segment is titled, “Negotiating and Mediating False Claims Act Cases.” For more information about the program, including to register, please visit the HCCA program website. For more information about Marc S. Raspanti or the firm’s nationally-recognized False Claims Act practice, we invite you to visit our False Claims Act Resource Center. Read More

Nineteen Pietragallo Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

August 20, 2020

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP, a business and litigation law firm with five offices across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, is proud to announce that nineteen of our distinguished attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 edition. “The legacy of our law firm is the depth of our courtroom talent,” noted Managing Partner, William Pietragallo, II. He continued, “I could not be more proud.” Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review within the legal industry. The Best Lawyers® methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of industry-leading lawyers regarding the professional capabilities of their colleagues. Best Lawyers® distinction is demonstrative of the respect that recognized lawyers have earned amongst their peers. The following individuals of The Pietragallo Law Firm have been recognized for their work in the following industries:   Gaetan J. Alfano (2012) Commercial Litigation Employment Law – Individuals Employment Law – Management Litigation – Labor and Employment Pamela Coyle Brecht (2021) Qui Tam Law Marc S. Raspanti (2006) Health Care Law  Doug Rosenblum (2021) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Phillip R. Earnest (2021) Construction Law Insurance Law  Mark Gordon (2011) Litigation – Insurance Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers  James W. Kraus (2021) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation – Health Care Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants  James F. Marrion (2021) Product Liability Litigation – Defendants  Shelly Pagac (2021) Employment Law – Individuals Litigation – Labor and Employment  William Pietragallo II (2005) Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants  Francis E. Pipak, Jr. (2011) Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers  Eric G. Soller (2021) Commercial Litigation Litigation – Intellectual Property  Peter St. Tienne Wolff (2021) Litigation – Trusts and Estates  Clem C. Trischler, Jr. (2011) Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation – Defendants  Paul Kenneth Vey (2011) Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Sharon, PA  Richard Parks (2021) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law   “Ones to Watch”   Leslie A. Read More

Frank Pipak to present at NBI’s Human Resource Law from A to Z Event

2020/08/13

Pietragallo partner Frank Pipak will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) two-day event, “Human Resource Law from A to Z.” Mr. Pipak has over forty years experience in the area of workers compensation and will be speaking on day two, August 13th, under the section, “Workers’ Compensation Basics.” During this 90-minute segment, Mr. Pipak will discuss: (1) Essential Policies and Protocols to Have in Place, (2) Determining Reasonable Accommodations for Injured Workers and (3) Issues with Workers’ Compensation Insurance. The overall program aims to give Attorneys, HR personnel, Accountants, Presidents and Vice Presidents a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting human resource departments regarding hot-button issues that every HR professional should know, not only to avoid lawsuits, but to ensure that all employees are happy and productive. For more information about this comprehensive program led by leading industry experts, we invite you to visit NBI’s website. For more information about Mr. Frank Pipak, we invite you to review his biography or contact him directly. Read More

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