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CLE: Impact of Insurance Research on Tort and Product Liability Clients

Rick Green of Insurance Research & Recovery, LLC will discuss how insurance research can benefit tort and product liability clients. Attendees will gain an understanding of the means and methods of recovering historic general liability policies, and using those policies, or evidence thereof, to be the bases of insurance claims to pay for the costs of corporate involvement in long-tail product liability, mass tort, and environmental lawsuits, enforcement actions, and claims.

When: Friday, May 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Burns White Center, 48 26th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Registration Cost: $100
Registration Contact: Jessica L. Gangjee

CLE Credit Pending

The Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts CLE Program

Marc L. Aronson, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, will highlight the most important and interesting changes that replace the 1953 law. He will touch upon the changes that lawyers and their notary staff need to know to continue to be an effective and compliant notary public.

When:  Tuesday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Burns White Center, 48 26th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Registration Cost: $100
Registration Contact: Jessica L. Gangjee

CLE Credit Pending


Burns White to Host Employment Law Seminar December 7th

Burns White will host a seminar on Employment Law on Thursday, December 7th at its offices in the Strip District. The half-day session will review, among other topics:

  • EEOC Enforcements Actions and Priorities
  • Family Medical Leave Act/ADA
  • Immigration
  • Overtime/Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Social Media/Background Checks

Attendees will receive 2.5 CLE and 2.5 SHRM PDC Credits. (Approval pending)

To register, please contact Jennifer Love at by November 30th.

Employment Law Seminar Details


Attorneys DiFrancesco and Beresky to Present at Kentucky Mineral Conference

Attorneys Jenna DiFrancesco and Jennifer Beresky will present, From Fracking to FERC to Finland: A Case Study of the Rover Pipeline and an Analysis of Federal Regulations and Market Factors Impacting Interstate Transportation and Export of Liquefied Natural Gas, at the Kentucky Mineral Conference in Lexington, October 18th – 19th. The session explores the federal regulations affecting the transport of natural gas from the well site, across state lines, to liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and the market factors and regulations affecting LNG exports.

To learn more about the conference, click here.


Annual Burns White Diversity Reception Hosts Region’s Law School Students

Melanie Harrington

Vibrant Pittsburgh President and CEO, Melanie Harrington, addresses a crowd of more than 100 at Burns White’s Diversity Reception.

On September 14th, Burns White hosted its annual Diversity Reception. Law students from Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, and West Virginia University enjoyed the evening which featured speaker, Melanie Harrington, President and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, a nonprofit economic development organization established to attract, retain, and elevate a diverse regional workforce. The event provides law students with an opportunity to network with attorneys, and learn more about the diversity initiatives fostered by the firm.

“Diversity is really about all of us,” said Jessica Gangjee, Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development for the firm. “Our firm has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our annual reception is a chance for us to show that we embrace individual differences, and value diversity of backgrounds and experiences. It’s also an exciting opportunity for us to engage with the future legal talent in the Pittsburgh region.”


Dorothy C. Wolbert Offers Guidance at Divorce Workshop for Women

Attorney Dorothy C. Wolbert is speaking at a Divorce Workshop for Women on Saturday, June 3rd in Pittsburgh. The event is hosted by Medallion Wealth Management, and provides an invaluable service for any woman facing the complexities of divorce. Ms. Wolbert’s presentation will focus on understanding the divorce process, protecting yourself legally, child custody, and child and spousal support.

Patrick Sorek Speaks on Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments

Patrick Sorek participated in a webinar entitled, Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments, sponsored by The Knowledge Group. As part of a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders, Mr. Sorek shared his insights and experience with, among other matters, the:

  • Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The two-hour webinar was designed to assist practicing lawyers, trade specialists, trade counsel, and business leaders understand the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks from rival companies and foreign governments, and to underscore best practices in protecting trade secrets.