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Presentations and Industry Activity

22Oct 2020

In conjunction with the 2020 USLAW Network Worldwide Virtual Retreat, Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Michael Kunsch gave a Civil Litigation Home Field Advantage presentation, “Strictly Unreasonable: Post-Tincher Product Liability in Pennsylvania.”  The presentation is available by clicking on the title in the program via the following link: USLAW Home Field Advantage: Civil Litigation

22Oct 2020

In conjunction with the 2020 USLAW Network Worldwide Virtual Retreat, Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Robyn McGrath gave a Labor & Employment Home Field Advantage presentation, “Keys to the Keystone State: Complying with Federal, State and Local Wage and Hour Laws in Pennsylvania.”  The presentation is available by clicking on the title in the program via the following link: USLAW Home Field Advantage: Labor & Employment

11Jun 2020

Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Michael Kunsch, with Tamara Goorevitz of Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.  and Jill Leibold, Ph.D. of Litigation Insights, presented a Webinar on defending liability claims related to COVID-19 exposure. The presentation covered many topics, including an overview of current litigation, potential theories of liability and defense strategies, expert issues, and juror perspectives and attitudes. The Webinar is available through USLAW at the following link: https://web.uslaw.org/news/covid-king-investigating-and-defending-the-liability-mayhem-and-madness-part-2/

03Jun 2020

Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Robyn Farrell McGrath recently presented on Alternative Dispute Resolution to the Temple University Beasley School of Law LLM in Beijing, China Program. Ms. McGrath lectured to a group of Chinese judges, law professors, and lawyers regarding arbitration and mediation practices in the American system. She also discussed the effects of the COVID-19 quarantine on the practice of law and, in particular, on conducting mediations and arbitrations virtually.

26Oct 2019

Sweeney & Sheehan partners Robyn Farrell McGrath and J. Michael Kunsch presented at the 2019 USLAW Retail and Hospitality Law Exchange. Mr. McGrath presented on Fair Workweek legislation being enacted across the country. Her presentation, entitled “Big Brother as Referee: Don’t Strike Out with Fair Pay,” discussed the trend in major cities including Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, to enact scheduling and minimum pay statutes impacting the retail, fast food and hospitality industries. Mr. Kunsch participated on a panel discussion about combatting national discovery requests and their effect on defense costs and resolution of claims in the retail and hospitality industry.

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire

1938-2021

Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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