On the Pulse…Other Notable Achievements

Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 2, June 2018

Florida Expansion

We have expanded our Workers’ Compensation Department into the state of Florida with the additions of Heather Byrer Carbone, shareholder; Linda Wagner Farrell, shareholder; and associate Kelly M. Scifres. These attorneys will lead our statewide practice from our Jacksonville office.


Danielle Brooks (Melville, NY) was named the 2018 recipient of the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Danielle has been an adjunct professor at Suffolk County Community College (part of the SUNY system) for eight years. In addition to teaching history courses, she serves on the community college’s Paralegal Advisory Board for the Paralegal Studies Program. The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement.

R. David Lane (New York, NY) has earned the CIPP/US designation, Certified Information Privacy Professional with a concentration in U.S. private sector laws, standards and practices, from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. ​The CIPP designation is a global industry standard for professionals entering and working in the field of privacy.

Stephanie Ransom (New York, NY) was recently elected vice president of the Association of Legal Administrators, New York Chapter, for 2018-2019.

Super Lawyers

Eleven attorneys from our Mount Laurel and Roseland, New Jersey offices have been selected to the 2018 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, New Jersey Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

The attorneys selected to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list include:

  • John L. Slimm, Professional Liability Defense.
  • Lary Zucker, Personal Injury Defense and Entertainment & Sports Defense.
  • Wendy Smith, Construction Litigation.


The attorneys selected to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Stars list include:

  • Ariel Brownstein, Insurance Coverage.
  • Alicia Calaf, Personal Injury General Defense.
  • Christopher DiCicco, Transportation/Maritime Litigation.
  • Julie Dorfman, Civil Litigation Defense.
  • Monica Fillmore, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Defense.
  • Ryan Gannon, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Defense.
  • Heather LaBombardi, Medical Malpractice Defense.
  • Nicholas Rimassa, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Defense.


Speaking Engagements

Michelle Moses and Mary Kate McGrath (Philadelphia, PA) presented at the 25th Annual Defense Counsel Summit for TeamHealth. ​In their presentation, “Telehealth Old Dogs, New Tricks?,” Michelle and Mary Kate provided real-life examples of how the risk components associated with Telehealth interplay in the professional practice. They educated the audience about the concepts of E-Health, Telehealth and Telemedicine, identified risk components and strategies to help health care providers minimize risk, and discussed the impact of major recent legislation and medical litigation on evolving issues related to Telehealth, the health care system and health care providers.

Jacqueline Canter (Philadelphia, PA) recently participated as a panel member at the 2018 National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). In “Risk Transfer: Indemnity & Hold Harmless – Are You Sure?,” she joined a panel in discussing common pitfalls of indemnity agreements and how to enforce your risk transfer agreements with vendors and contractors.

Mohamed Bakry and Raphael Duran (Philadelphia, PA) presented the seminar “Know Your Rights” to the Drexel Black Graduate Student Union. ​The topics of conversation included 4th and 5th Amendment Rights, as well as police interaction procedures.

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