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.

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.