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Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year

Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange of roles, Bob and Craig are interviewed by their very first guest, Michael S. Greco from K&L Gates LLP, who was the President of the American Bar Association and originally joined the show to talk about his initiatives. Tune in to hear about how our hosts got started in law, who wins “Name That Guest”, favorite shows of 2014, as well as bloopers and theme songs. Thank you to all of our listeners over the years. We hope you enjoy this episode.

Michael S. Greco is currently Of-counsel at K&L Gates LLP an international law firm that’s 2,000 attorneys strong and represents large business interests. He is a commercial litigator, arbitrator, mediator, and appellate lawyer with more than 40 years of experience in resolving complex business issues and other disputes throughout the United States and internationally. In addition, Mr. Greco is a former President of the American Bar Association.

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2014 WILG Conference: Lewis Heller on the History of Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Lewis Heller about the evolution of workers’ compensation law at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Heller imparts his experience and knowledge of the history of workers compensation including lawyers and organizations like Samuel Horovitz, the National Association of Compensation Claimants Attorneys (NACCA), the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), and why it is so important for workers’ comp lawyers to know, appreciate, and understand the history of their predecessors. Lewis Heller has devoted his entire 40-year legal career to preserve the rights of injured workers. He is recognized throughout the United States as one of the premier experts in workers’ compensation law.

 

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2014 WILG Conference: Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters on Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Law

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation lawyers Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss the cutbacks in the US Department of Labor and how that affects the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), and the Defense Base Act (DBA) cases. Birnbaum exclusively handles Longshore and Harbor workers, Defense Base Act, and non appropriated funds cases and Peters works with Longshore and Harbor and Defense Base Act cases in Seattle.

 

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2014 WILG Conference: Billie-Marie Morrison on Social Media Ethical Considerations

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Billie-Marie Morrison about the ethical and legal considerations surrounding social media use at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group’s 2014 Conference. Morrison explains that lawyers often think of social media when marketing, hiring, or advertising, but forget the ethical implications of giving legal advice in personal blogs or tweets. During a case, she emphasizes, anything written on social media by lawyers, legal staff, or clients can be discoverable. Billie-Marie Morrison is an attorney at Craig P. Kenny & Associates in Las Vegas and is a presenter at the WILG conference.

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2014 WILG Conference: Gilda Mariani on Employer Misclassification Fraud

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Gilda Mariani about the New York State Supreme Court’s Grand Jury Report at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. After the Grand Jury Report on employer fraud was released, Mariani explains, the response and next steps involved a roundtable discussion including employees, employers, chairs of New York Bar associations, city council members, a member of legislature, and a data analyst. The courses of action suggested included addressing legislation and putting together a pilot study to help detect elements of employer fraud. Gilda Mariani discussed aspects of premium fraud at a WILG event called Employer Misclassification Fraud.

 

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2014 WILG Conference: Bruce Goldstein on Immigration Policy and Migrant Workers

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Goldstein describes the impact immigration policy has on farm workers’ ability to access workers’ compensation programs and other labor rights. He explains that 50-70% undocumented migrant or seasonal farmworkers are being exploited due to fear of deportation, minimal education, or lack of legal assistance. Farmworker Justice is a Washington D.C. based organization that focuses on immigration policy, labor rights, occupational safety, health, and access to justice for migrant farmworkers.

 

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2014 WILG Conference: Scott Trost and Nate Mudd on Mesothelioma Cases

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Scott Trost and Nate Mudd about the effects of asbestos at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos, how a 10 to 50 year latency period in effects has legal causation issues, guidelines for asbestos removal, and the enforcement of civil liability for the manufacturers. Trost and Mudd work for Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, a firm entirely focused on representing mesothelioma victims and their families.

 

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2014 WILG Conference: Jane-Robin Wender on the Padgett Case and Florida’s Laws

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews litigator Jane-Robin Wender about Constitutional issues associated with the developments in workers’ compensation laws in Florida at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Wender describes the case of Padgett v. State of Florida and explains how workers’ compensation benefits in Florida have been slowly reduced to the point of inadequacy, and therefore many now consider them unconstitutional. Wender and Pierce discuss two other related cases, Westphal and Castellanos, the implications of each case, and how they fit into the Padgett decision. Jane-Robin Wender has been in workers compensation for over 20 years and is a litigator in pursuit of wrongfully denied benefits.

 

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2014 WILG Conference: Interview with Keynote Speaker Jason Schechterle

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Jason Schechterle, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Schechterle survived being hit in his police car by another car going 100 mph. His car burst into flames and he endured 700 degree temperatures. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He discusses how he has succeeded through 52 surgeries, his experience listening to interviews on the night of the accident, and the response of his wife and three children. Since the accident in 2001, Schechterle travels the country as a motivational speaker and has written two books about his experiences, Burning Shield and Beyond the Flames.

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2014 WILG Conference: George Santini on Opting out of Workers’ Compensation

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney George Santini at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group’s 2014 Conference. Santini discusses states that allow businesses to opt out of workers compensation, the “exclusive remedy” provisions of workers’ compensation law, dispute resolution in these states, and constitutional or legal challenges to the adequacy of these benefits. George Santini has had a private practice since 1984 focusing on workers compensation, personal injury, and domestic relations and is a speaker at the WILG conference.

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