Class Actions

Porzio's Class Action and Life Sciences Practices Recognized by the Global Law Experts Awards

6/28/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) has been recognized by Global Law Experts (GLE) in two practice areas, for the 7th Annual Global Law Experts Awards:

  • Winner, Readers Choice category: Class Actions Law Firm of the Year in New Jersey, 2016
  • Winner: Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year in New Jersey, 2016

The Porzio Class Action Defense Group has years of experience defending class action cases as primary counsel or as the local counsel member of national defense teams. Our extensive history handling federal and state cases enables us to develop key strategies to defeat certification and defend the underlying case while, when appropriate, creatively devising mediation and settlement strategies. 

The Porzio Life Sciences Group draws upon our wealth of experience to help life sciences companies navigate the complex and ever-changing compliance landscape. Porzio provides a wide array of compliance and regulatory counseling services to pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies at every stage of development, including: counseling clients on anti-kickback considerations and compliance with industry standards; developing compliance manuals, policies, and standard operating procedures; preparing audits, gap analyses, and risk assessments of companies’ compliance policies; and serving as members of promotional review teams, among countless other services.

GLE is an online resource that assists businesses, investors and individuals in locating legal counsel in a variety of practice areas. The Global Law Experts Awards were established in 2010. Over 120,000 recommendations have been received from business leaders, in-house legal counsel, bar associations and others in the legal community. Recommended law firms were judged on client testimonials, key cases, publication and speaking engagement contributions, and the reputation of individual team attorneys.

To learn more about the Global Law Experts Awards methodology, visit Global Law Experts Awards

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Congratulations to 15 Porzio Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers

3/11/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. is pleased to announce that 15 firm attorneys have been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016 and 5 firm attorneys have been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2016.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The lists appear in the April 2016 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016 magazine and on SuperLawyers.com.

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ABA National Class Action Symposium

3/10/2016| Event

The ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section ("TIPS") will present "Class Action Litigation in America – A National Symposium" on March 10 - 11, 2016 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Porzio principal Steve Benenson serves as Program Chair for this educational symposium and will moderate the "Managing Class Actions from the Perspective of In-House Counsel" panel.

The symposium comprises nationally-renowned class action litigators, scholars, mediators and insurers who will delve into recent developments, emerging trends, risk management issues and case management techniques and strategies for these often lengthy and costly trials.

For detailed program information and/or to register, please click here.

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Where's the Beef? NLRB Rules That Wendy's Franchisee's Mandatory Class Action Waiver Is Unlawful

3/25/2016| Article

Employment Law Monthly - March 2016
By Phillip C. Bauknight

Where's the Beef? NLRB Rules That Wendy's Franchisee's Mandatory Class Action Waiver Is Unlawful

In late February 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Respondent Great Lakes Restaurant Management, LLC ("Great Lakes"), which operated several Wendy's Restaurants in Buffalo, New York, violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining and enforcing an arbitration agreement that prohibits its employees from participating in collective or class action.

In rendering this decision, the Board reaffirmed its ruling that mandatory class or collective action waivers violate the National Labor Relations Act. While the Board's decisions on mandatory class action waivers have been reversed by the Fifth Circuit previously, the Board is steadfast in its position that such contractual agreements are unlawful. As a result, given this lack of clarity, employers should remain cognizant of this divergence and consult with their attorneys when drafting any arbitration agreement offered to employees at the outset of their employment.

To read the full article, please click here.

 

 

Porzio Recognized in 16 Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2016 Rankings

11/2/2015| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm has received Tier 1 metropolitan rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the following 13 practice areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Additionally, the firm received Tier 2 metropolitan rankings in Trusts & Estates Law and Real Estate Law, along with Tier 3 metropolitan rankings in Tax Law.

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Nineteen Porzio Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers of America, 2016

8/17/2015| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman is pleased to announce that 19 firm attorneys, in 20 practice areas, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition.

Porzio Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016:

Principals

  • Timothy L. Barnes - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Steven P. Benenson - Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Roy Alan Cohen - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. - Education Law; Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Douglas R. Henshaw - Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • William A. Krais - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; 
  • John S. Mairo - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Warren J. Martin Jr. - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Stephen C. Matthews - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Brett S. Moore - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael L. Rich - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Robert G. Shepherd - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Thomas Spiesman - Environmental Law
  • Charles J. Stoia  - Commercial Litigation
  • Peter J. Wolfson - Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law

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