Announcements

Announcements

  • USLAW releases General Liability COVID-19 Quick Guide

    USLAW NETWORK releases its newest compendium of law, a multi-state resource that addresses relevant state-specific general liability considerations in conjunction with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

    This general liability COVID-19 quick guide includes information on statute of limitations, negligence, standard of care, causation, premises liability, violation of statute/executive orders as evidence of negligence, contributory negligence, assumption of the risk, statutory cap on non-economic damages, death cases, and punitive damages, plus best practices for avoiding/reducing future liability for COVID-19 claims.
  • Rubin and Rudman LLP of Massachusetts named newest USLAW member firm

    USLAW NETWORK announces the addition of Rubin and Rudman LLP as USLAW’s newest member firm representing Massachusetts. Rubin and Rudman is a full-service firm with 70 lawyers and has been a fixture in the Boston legal market for 100 years.
  • USLAW NETWORK creates nonprofit foundation to fund scholarships for diverse law school students

    USLAW NETWORK announces the creation of the USLAW NETWORK Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization. The USLAW NETWORK Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including the funding of scholarships to provide financial assistance to diverse law students in their pursuit of a legal education at an American Bar Association-accredited U.S. law school. The Foundation’s governing board will include the directors of the USLAW NETWORK.

    “We are extremely proud that USLAW, through its Diversity Council, has created this essential and timely scholarship opportunity,” said Noble F. Allen (pictured), Chair of the USLAW NETWORK Diversity Council and partner in USLAW member firm Hinckley Allen in Connecticut.  “The scholarships will afford qualified diverse law students from all over the United States additional and necessary financial resources to pursue their legal education, and eventually becoming outstanding legal advocates in their respective communities.”

  • USLAW webinar series (May-June)

    We have a terrific line-up of webinars scheduled for the next several weeks. USLAW members are leading programs related to workers' comp, Medicare compliance, cyber liability, COVID-19 impacts and more.  Please review the line-up and share with your colleagues and clients. This is a great opportunity for legal and business leaders to hear from USLAW members, corporate partners and valued clients on a range of topics impacting day-to-day operations.
  • FOR MEMBERS ONLY: Tips for Conducting a Successful Remote Deposition

    USLAW EduNet Webinar for members only |  Suddenly Remote: Tips for Conducting a Successful Remote Deposition

    April 15, 2020 at 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST

    As you read this, you’re likely working at your kitchen table or in your home office. For the majority of people, this new “normal” brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) feels anything but normal.

    While you adjust to new demands, changing schedules and routines, U.S. Legal Support - USLAW official court reporting partner - can help keep your discovery schedule on track with our video conference solution, RemoteDepo™.

    Please share this with your colleagues. Reserve your spot today.

  • USLAW Key Contact List: SBA Loan Assistance Through the CARES Act

    As we continue to manage the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), USLAW NETWORK has created a list of experienced USLAW attorneys from across the country who can assist both your firms (if you do not have the experience) and your clients to navigate the process for the SBA loan as part of the CARES Act.
  • Primary COVID-19 contacts within each firm

    We have created one spreadsheet for you to reference (and share with your clients) that includes the primary COVID-19 contacts within each firm. We have posted this on our COVID-19 page on uslaw.org and share the link with you below.  We are still receiving a few additions to this list and as we receive these they will be available via this link.

    If you have questions about this list, please contact us (jennifer@uslaw.org, connie@uslaw.org and roger@uslaw.org).
  • USLAW COVID-19 Resource Page

    Please bookmark / share this link with your colleagues and clients to view COVID-19 updates from across the NETWORK. We will keep this page updated as we gather information from member firms.
  • Middleton Reutlinger named USLAW NETWORK’s Kentucky member firm

    USLAW NETWORK, Inc. has named Middleton Reutlinger, a Louisville, Kentucky-based firm as its newest member firm representing Kentucky. Middleton Reutlinger is located in Louisville and is available to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. First established in 1854 and continuously maintaining its status as a medium-size law firm for over 165 years, Middleton Reutlinger provides a broad range of legal services for a diverse client base. The firm prides itself on its personal working relationships with its clients.

    Middleton Reutlinger enjoys a strong litigation practice comprised of commercial and insurance litigation plus prestigious intellectual property practices, including 16 registered patent attorneys, as well as a full-service transactional practice.
  • Winter 2019-2020 Issue of USLAW MAGAZINE+ Available For Download

    USLAW NETWORK has published the winter 2019-2020 edition of USLAW Magazine*+*. Articles in the current issue cover fitness club waivers, employee vaccinations programs, the latest on English-only Trademarks in Quebec, tips for recreational marijuana use policies in “social model” assisted living residences, anatomy of a construction claim and much more.
    In addition to the in-depth articles, the magazine includes recent member firm trial successes and major transactions as well as recognizes attorneys for their pro bono contributions. In the “faces of USLAW” section, you will learn about attorneys and member firms giving back to the communities in which they live, work and play, as well as those being recognized for industry leadership honors.

  • Ametros named official future medical fund management partner of USLAW NETWORK

    Ametros, the largest professional administration expert in the industry, has been named USLAW NETWORK’s official future medical fund management partner. Ametros is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and has representatives across the country. 

    “We are excited to welcome Ametros to USLAW as an official corporate partner,” said Dan L. Longo, chair of USLAW and managing partner at Murchison & Cumming LLP in Los Angeles. “Ametros is a leader in the workers’ comp and liability arenas and their team of industry professionals will be an important resource for USLAW members and their clients when complex medical claims arise and they need to determine how to manage future major medical needs.” 

    Ametros was founded in 2010 with the vision of making healthcare easy for injured individuals and anyone who is paying for their medical needs out-of-pocket, including those with Medicare Set Asides.  Their mission is to help those individuals save money on their ongoing medical expenses, and to help them save time from dealing with the hassle of the complex healthcare system.   

    “Ametros is thrilled to become a corporate partner with USLAW, and for the opportunity to work with their members to provide enhanced resources for their clients,” said Mark Doherty, CMSP, Ametros’ executive vice president of sales. “As a trusted resource and partner, we are looking forward to sharing our expertise to help assist in settling complex claims and educate on the benefits of professional administration for all parties involved in the settlement process.”

  • American Bus Association, USLAW NETWORK team up for rapid response, legal programming

    The American Bus Association (ABA), the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism, and USLAW NETWORK, an international network of independent, full-service firms with roots in civil litigation, today announced a joint partnership that provides ABA members with direct access to USLAW’s rapid response transportation attorneys through a dedicated web portal (web.uslaw.org/ABA) plus industry-leading jurisdictional and legal resources. USLAW is the exclusive legal content provider of the ABA, including articles, legal updates, webinars and educational programming.

    “We are so excited to be partnering with the USLAW NETWORK as we know this will be an invaluable member benefit to our members,” said Peter Pantuso, ABA president & CEO. “Accidents and incidents happen and not always when you are near the office, with this new partnership, USLAW’s team of lawyers will be ready to help ABA members rapidly and from anywhere in the country.”

    As part of the partnership, there is a co-branded (USLAW/ABA) Accident Rapid Response tool that includes dedicated primary and alternate contacts searchable by state and by zip code plus Canada.  

    “We have worked with individual ABA members over the years, and we are excited to now formally partner with the ABA to provides its members with legal education, rapid response and ready-access to our network of experienced lawyers,” said Roger M. Yaffe, CEO of USLAW NETWORK. “USLAW NETWORK is about trusted relationships and we look forward to introducing ABA to our network of attorneys whose practices range from transportation, employment, data privacy, M&A, risk management, corporate and transactional and other areas that directly impact the daily operations for motorcoach and tour operators. We look forward to being a vital resource for ABA members.”

    As one of ABA’s newest members, USLAW will be an active participant in the ABA, including at this week’s Marketplace 2020.

  • New name, same team | USLAW’s official settlement partner — Arcadia Settlements Group

    With the New Year upon us, we wanted to share some exciting news about Structured Financial Associates, Inc. (SFA) — USLAW’s official structured settlement partner since 2018. SFA recently combined resources with its sister company, Arcadia Settlements Group (Arcadia) to accelerate the evolution of the structured settlements industry in support of defendants, insurers and attorneys. SFA formally became part of Arcadia effective January 1, 2020.

    The merger brings together Arcadia, the first structured settlement company with over 45 years of rich history, and SFA, a national leader in structured settlements for more than 30 years. By combining, the two companies – which have operated as independent entities within Integrated Financial Services, Inc. (IFS) – have formed the largest provider of settlement planning services in the world.

    What does this mean to you?
    You will see the same great team plus benefit from additional resources and technology made available by the merger.  You will see a new company name and logo, but the same talented and experienced professionals who have assisted in hundreds of structured settlements.  Richard Regna will assume the duties of president of Arcadia, and Rachel Grant will serve as the main day-to-day point of contact for USLAW business. The team of consultants – many of whom you’ve worked with in recent years – includes:

    • Brian Annandono, CSSC • Cleveland, OH
    • Cassie Barkett, Esq. • Tulsa, OK
    • Rachel Grant, CSSC • Detroit, MI
    • Nicole Mayer • Chicago, IL
    • Richard Regna, CSSC • Denver, CO
    • Iliana Valtchanova • Pittsburgh, PA

    We are excited to continue our partnership with Arcadia Settlements Group and hope you will reach out to the team to learn how they can help you when your legal matters require settlement consulting expertise.

    For more information about Arcadia or how they might assist you, please contact:
    Rachel D. Grant, CSSC
    Structured Settlement Consultant
    Phone: 586.932.2111
    Email: rgrant@teamarcadia.com

  • Barclay Damon LLP joins USLAW as its Buffalo, New York, member firm

    USLAW NETWORK announces Barclay Damon LLP as its newest member firm, representing the Buffalo, New York, market.  Barclay Damon is an established leader in practices that include intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate and transactional, finance, real estate and project development, public finance, and commercial and civil litigation, among numerous others.

    “We are excited to welcome Peter Marlette and his colleagues at Barclay Damon to USLAW,” said Dan L. Longo, managing partner of Murchison & Cumming LLP in California, and Chair of USLAW NETWORK. “They bring a tradition of exceptional client service with deep industry and practice area experience that will benefit our members and their clients when legal matters arise in Western and Upstate New York.”

    Barclay Damon’s primary contacts with USLAW are: Peter Marlette, partner; Connie Cahill, deputy managing partner; and Courtney Merriman, partner.

    Barclay Damon has well-established experience serving industries like energy, health care, higher education, insurance and reinsurance, manufacturing, transportation, and technology plus new and emerging areas such as Canada-U.S. cross-border, cannabis, cybersecurity and more. For a complete listing, visit SERVICES.

    Marlette, who serves on Barclay Damon’s Management Committee, said, “We are proud to be a member of this prestigious organization. As a growing firm, we see this membership as a natural evolution of that expansion. We are excited to introduce our clients to the opportunities it will offer them in markets where our fellow USLAW NETWORK member firms are based.”

  • Tom Oliver named 2019 USLAW NETWORK O’Hagan Award recipient

    USLAW recently announced Thomas L. Oliver II of Carr Allison in Birmingham, Alabama, as the 2019 recipient of USLAW NETWORK’s O’Hagan Award. The award is named after Jim O’Hagan, a founding member of USLAW, and is given annually by the USLAW Chair to a USLAW member(s) who demonstrates outstanding service and commitment to the organization’s guiding principles, mission and objective.
  • 2019-20 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors Announced

    During the recent fall USLAW NETWORK Member Business Meeting, the 2019-20 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors was elected.  Dan L. Longo of Murchison & Cumming LLP in Irvine, California, was named Chair, and Rodney L. Umberger of Williams Kastner in Seattle, Washington, was named Vice Chair.  In addition, Amanda P. Ketchum Of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC in Kansas City, Missouri, is the new Secretary/Treasurer. Longo succeeds Kevin L. Fritz of Lashly & Baer, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri, as Chair. Fritz will remain on the Executive Committee in his new role as Immediate Past Chair.

    New members of the Board include Tamara B. Goorevitz (Franklin & Prokopik, P.C., Baltimore, Maryland); Michael A. Ludwig (Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., Phoenix, Arizona); and Jennifer D. Tricker (Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, Nebraska). Oscar J. Cabanas of Wicker Smith O'Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. in Florida was selected to fulfill the term of one open spot.      

    Malinda S. Matlock of Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Rene Alva of EC Legal Rubio Villegas in Mexico City, Mexico, were also selected for second terms.  Alva serves as an international director.

  • Dan Longo named Chair of USLAW NETWORK

    Dan L. Longo of Murchison & Cumming LLP in Irvine, California,  has been named Chair of USLAW NETWORK for 2019-20. He succeeds Kevin L. Fritz of Lashly & Baer, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. The change of leadership was made at the NETWORK’s annual Fall Member Business Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Fall 2019 issue of USLAW Magazine ready for download

    The latest issue of USLAW Magazine is available for download. Topics in the current issue cover the CGL Policy as performance bond, insurance implications of artificial intelligence in the food industry, surety bonds – they’re not just for construction projects anymore, and transaction insurances on international deals and much more.