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This past April, Member Pamela Carlos was the distinguished guest speaker at the Naturalization ceremony held at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia. This ceremony honored about 90 new US citizens and their families.

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In March 2019, Member Nicole Perez-Lengel presented at the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (“NRRDA”) 2019 Annual Conference in West Palm Beach, FL on the topic of “Protecting Your Brand: The Difference Between the Attorney and Public Relations Views and How to Reconcile the Differences”.

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Lise Luborsky recently filed an amicus brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. The issue is whether the insured’s initial waiver of stacking for underinsured motorist coverage under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law remains in effect, or whether a new waiver is required when the UIM  limits are increased. The issue was certified to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court by the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. You can read the brief by clicking here.

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Kelly L. Raymond and her husband (pictured here) created a small nonprofit call Thanksgiving Community Brunch some years ago. This year was the 6th year the Brunch took place and it was hosted at St. Michael's Church in Fishtown. The Brunch provides meals to the homeless, veterans, elderly, or anyone in the community that could use a gourmet Thanksgiving meal and fellowship on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The motto is "No one should be alone or hungry". This year, they fed around 500 people and 2 homeless shelters. The meal was cooked by Starr Catering. They also provided care packages, including hygiene products, hats, gloves, and socks for around 300 people.

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©Maya Myers Photography

John F. Barrett recently spoke at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit in Santa Monica from October 1-3, 2018 on the topic of “Ethical Obligations for Lawyers in Cyber Response”.

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©Maya Myers Photography

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It is with a very heavy heart that we advise of the death of our former partner and friend, Joel Fishbein. Joel, of Cherry Hill, NJ, member of the Philadelphia & Pennsylvania Bar Associations, passed on March 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Joel was born on November 19, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, a graduate of Central High School, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Law School. He leaves behind the most important people of his life; his wife Donnadell, his son Joel, his daughter Jacqueline and his 6 grandchildren John, Timothy, Kelsey, Mack, Madeline and Xavier.  He spent his entire career, nearly 50 years, at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg. His last years involved traveling the globe, wintering in Scottsdale, AZ, avid reading, daily NYT crossword, mornings on the golf course and nights playing bridge.  His ripe sense of humor is reflected in one of his favorite quotes: “If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.” H. L. Mencken. In lieu of flowers, please send a tribute donation to the RYR1 Foundation at The RYR1 Foundation P.O. Box 13312 Pittsburgh, PA 15243. This cause was close to Joel's heart in the search for a treatment for his granddaughter’s life threatening muscle disease.

Charity hyde to co-chair northeast corporate counsel forum

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We are proud to announce that Charity Hyde will co-chair HB's Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum on April 24 in New York.  For more information regarding this event