Anne McGinnis on Child Find and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Obligations and Practical Implications

Harris Beach Educational Institutions Industry Team attorney and certified school psychologist Anne McGinnis recently addressed the basic requirements of child find and connected those requirements to supporting evolving student needs as a result of the pandemic. Her article was featured in Communique’, a publication from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading Anne McGinnis on Child Find and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Obligations and Practical Implications

Partner Judi Abbott Curry Interviewed on “In-House Warrior” Podcast

Much has happened at a legal and regulatory level since the first COVID vaccine doses were administered in December 2020. Partner Judi Abbott Curry, co-leader of our Medical and Life Sciences Industry Team and managing partner of our New York City office, recently spoke with the “In-House Warrior” podcast on the evolving world of vaccines… Continue reading Partner Judi Abbott Curry Interviewed on “In-House Warrior” Podcast

Peri Berger and Sarah DeAgostino Author Product Liability Piece for DRI For the Defense Publication

New York City attorneys Peri Berger and Sarah DeAgostino published a product liability article, “Uncertain Liability Landscape for UV Disinfecting Device Manufacturers,” in the January issue of DRI’s For the Defense magazine – a publication designed for defense, insurance and corporate counsel. Their article covered that manufacturers of UV disinfecting devices are likely to see… Continue reading Peri Berger and Sarah DeAgostino Author Product Liability Piece for DRI For the Defense Publication

Harris Beach Victory in Criminal Pro Bono Case – Violation of Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed by New Jersey Court

Partner Kelly Jones Howell recently convinced a New Jersey court to dismiss criminal charges against a 25-year woman arrested on an alleged violation of a Family Court temporary restraining order (TRO). The TRO was put in place as the result of a landlord’s attempt to evict our client from an illegal boardinghouse when traditional landlord… Continue reading Harris Beach Victory in Criminal Pro Bono Case – Violation of Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed by New Jersey Court

Partner Chris Palermo Co-Authors Bar Association Update on Vaccine Mandate Challenges

In various places throughout the country, and here in New York, state and local governments have adopted COVID-19 vaccine mandates.  But the legal landscape on mandates continues to change almost daily, as challenges make their way through the court system and new cases are brought. In a new article published on the NYSBA website on… Continue reading Partner Chris Palermo Co-Authors Bar Association Update on Vaccine Mandate Challenges

Harris Beach Labor & Employment Team Covers NY HERO Act in Bonadio Construction Newsletter

Labor & Employment attorneys Dan Moore, Dan Palermo and Ibrahim Tariq were including in Bonadio Group’s recent Concrete Advice newsletter. New York state initiated the act on September 8, 2021, and Moore, Palermo and Tariq addressed what that means for employers. Read the full article here, which also links to our most recent legal alert… Continue reading Harris Beach Labor & Employment Team Covers NY HERO Act in Bonadio Construction Newsletter

CEO Chris Jagel Discusses Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic

Law firms have learned many lessons from COVID-19 about how to operate differently while still exceeding expectations for excellent client service. Our CEO, Chris Jagel, spoke with the Rochester Business Journal recently about some of those lessons. It’s no cliche: This is a time for thinking differently, Chris told writer Todd Etshman.

Attorney Dan Palermo Discusses Vaccine Surcharges with Rochester Business Journal

Delta Airlines recently instituted a $200 monthly surcharge on employees who choose not be vaccinated against COVID-19. News of that decision has resulted in a surge of interest from employers looking for ways to incentivize their workers to get the shot, Rochester associate Dan Palermo told the Rochester Business Journal. Dan, a member of our… Continue reading Attorney Dan Palermo Discusses Vaccine Surcharges with Rochester Business Journal

Alan Winchester discusses law firm technology with Rochester Business Journal

Like all businesses, law firms have been forced to accelerate their plans for technology transformation in the wake of the global pandemic. Having your entire workforce go remote virtually overnight has a way of doing that. As our collective recovery picks up steam, law firms are learning quickly about which changes are likely to stick… Continue reading Alan Winchester discusses law firm technology with Rochester Business Journal