Michael J. P. Schewe will be a panelist at the annual New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) meeting, May 15–17, 2013, in Atlantic City, NJ. The May 15 panel discussion: Hot Topics in Immigration Law (Young Lawyers Track; Young Lawyers Division), will cover 5-6 "hot" topics in immigration law, including (i) the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program; (ii) the Provisional Waiver Rule and Prosecutorial Discretion; (iii) the volume of H-1B filings under the Fiscal Year 2014 cap – what does it tell us about the U.S. economy? The future of the H-1B quota?; (iv) representing foreign national clients in municipal and criminal matters in a post-Padilla world; (v) USCIS' release of the new Form I-9 and some practical considerations for employer compliance; and (vi) Comprehensive Immigration Reform – will this become a reality in President Obama's second term? For additional information visit the NJSBA web site: www.njsba.com
Michael J. P. Schewe will present a program on immigration law for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Gateway Chapter, on Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Opera Solutions, 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ. The program “The New I-9 Form and Potential Changes to Employment-Based Immigration” will cover a range of topics, including: New work authorization for Registered Provisional Immigrants; Proposed W-Visa or “Guest Worker Program"; Expansion of the H-1B cap with reference to the most recent cap season (2013); The new recruitment requirement; Best practice tips for avoiding discrimination of immigrants in the context of employment; other topics and Q&A session. For additional information visit the Gateway SHRM web site: gatewayshrm.shrm.org
Shelly Finkelstein moderated a program at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 25, 2013. The program: “Practicing in the Aftermath of Disaster,” was focused on the real world experiences of attorneys and jurists in addressing and solving the challenges to the legal system posed by Hurricane Katrina, September 11, 2001 and most recently, Super Storm Sandy. In addition to Shelly, the panel included the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle, who serves as a federal judge in New Orleans, together with practitioners from Louisiana, New York and New Jersey. Shelly has been active in various capacities in the ABA for decades and presently serves as Co-Chair of the Section’s Book Publishing Board.
Gregory D. Miller was a panelist at the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Insurance Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, February 27 -- March 2, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona. Topic: “The Impact of Foreclosure and Other Economic Factors on Insurance Coverage and Measurement.”
Gregory D. Miller was a panelist for the National Conference Institute’s 23rd National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, November 28 - 29, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. This forum shapes the future of bad faith litigation strategies for outside counsel, in-house counsel and claims professionals in the insurance industry. Greg’s panel, Bad Faith and Ethics, covered a range of topics, including: Recent formulation of ethical standards and rules around e-discovery; Social media and the evolving concept of electronic privacy; Social media discovery and ethical rules tied to discovery; New and emerging issues and trends in ESI; Managing ESI and the duty to preserve evidence; Attorney-client privilege. www.AmericanConference.com/BadFaith
Gregory D. Miller was a panelist for the fall 2012 Meeting of the Society of Risk Management Consultants, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18 – 20. The program: “Measuring Business Interruption Loss from Wide-Impact Catastrophes: Insurance against Catastrophes or Only against Insured Damage From Catastrophes?” examined the differences in policy language and other considerations relevant to measuring an insured’s catastrophic business interruption loss, including a review of the developing body of case law.
Gregory D. Miller presented a program: “Business Interruption Insurance: Resolve Disputes Over Business Loss” for the National Constitution Center. The audio Webinar took place on July 10, 2012. The program covered a range of topics, including: Keys for measuring business interruption loses; Issues involved for Economy Ignored vs. Economy Considered; When is damage coverage triggered?; What are the most common areas of controversy?; Examples of policy language that determine how a claim is measured.
Gregory D. Miller was a panelist at the Additional Insured and Indemnification Conference, May 11, 2012 at Thomson Hall, New York, NY, sponsored by HB Litigation Conferences. The program: “Priority of Coverage Where Additional Insured Coverage Exists,” covered a range of topics, including: Excess and other insurance clauses; Which insurance companies defend? Which insurance companies indemnify? How excess policies attach and when; and related topics.
Marianne Tolomeo presented a program on employment practices for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), North Jersey–Rockland Chapter, on February 15, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. “Avoiding Hiring Pitfalls” covered a range of topics, including: background and credit checks; drug testing; the use of unpaid interns; the new prohibition on employment status discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination; the risks of providing ambiguous compensation and benefits information to new employees; and the use of Facebook and other social media in hiring decisions.
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