Presentations and Industry Activity

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.

21May 2019

Sweeney & Sheehan partner Barbara O’Connell gave a presentation at the 2019 USLAW Spring Client Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The session, Insurance Coverage in the #MeToo Age, presented an overview of ongoing insurance coverage litigation involving sexual abuse and harassment claims, including litigation involving Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Jerry Sandusky and the athletic department Penn State. The session also addressed how these insurance disputes affect the defense and ultimate resolution of cases, best practices for corporations and carriers facing such claims, and the overall impact of these cases on the insurance industry.

14Apr 2019

Sweeney & Sheehan attorneys Elizabeth Weber, Brian Dib, Joe Hauschildt and Frank Gattuso presented panel discussion concerning different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the South Jersey Claims Association on April 3, 2019. The class was presented to insurance industry professionals and attorneys with certified continuing education credits provided at the Hotel ML in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

01Oct 2018

Sweeney & Sheehan Partners Robyn McGrath, J. Michael Kunsch and Warren Voter gave presentations at the 2018 USLAW Fall Client Conference in Montreal, Canada.  Ms. McGrath participated in a panel discussion, Paid Leave Laws Impacting Employers Nationwide, in the Employment & Labor Law Group.  Mr. Kunsch participated on a panel discussion, Don’t Be Left Holding the Bag: How to Insulate Yourself from Insolvent (Foreign) Suppliers and Manufacturers, and Mr. Voter participated on a panel discussion, Dealing with the Pitfalls of National/International Claims Exposures When the Bad Claim Hits Your Desk, in the Complex Tort and Product Liability Group.

12Jun 2017

During its annual Golf Classic on May 12, 2017, the South Jersey Claims Association honored Sweeney & Sheehan for its more than 20 years of commitment and support of the organization. The SJCA is a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of insurance education, ethical claims practices, and fellowship among a wide range of insurance professionals. Sweeney & Sheehan attorneys have taught countless SJCA continuing education classes, attended SJCA meetings and functions, and served in essential roles within the SJCA. Partners Frank Gattuso and Neal Thakkar have each served as SJCA Presidents in the past, and currently serve on the SJCA Board of Directors as Director of Legal Affairs and Director of Information, respectively. Additionally, Associate Joseph M. Hauschildt, Jr., serves as the current President of the SJCA.

12Jun 2017

Sweeney & Sheehan partners Barbara O’Connell, recognized for Employment Litigation: Defense, and Warren Voter and J. Michael Kunsch, each recognized for Personal Injury Products: Defense, have been named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multifaceted and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5 percent of the state’s 50,000 lawyers make it through the rigorous selection process.