Risk Management

Our lawyers are trusted business advisors and partners to the Firm’s clients. Thus, the Firm is often called upon to advise and counsel clients in their business planning, including with respect to product development, marketing, employment, contract and warranty issues. Our clients recognize the value of risk management and that, whether it concerns a prospective distribution agreement, the formation of a joint venture or other business enterprise, or the development or marketing of a product, identifying areas of potential legal exposure in advance so that they may be avoided or at least mitigated, is good business. As litigators and trial lawyers who are most often brought into matters after disputes arise, our lawyers are uniquely qualified to counsel clients on how to avoid disputes and how to minimize their exposure in the event a dispute arises. Our work in this area includes identifying risks, developing strategies to avoid or mitigate them and, in many instances, evaluating the insurance products available to our clients.

Recent Successes

  • Drafting and implementing anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies.
  • Developing manufacturing clients’ standard terms and conditions;
  • Developing policies and procedures to ensure clients do not infringe on intellectual property rights of others;
  • Reviewing, analyzing and providing counsel with respect to a manufacturer’s product development files and marketing materials;
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  • Litigation due diligence in connection with potential acquisition;
  • Developing and enhancing clients’ product warranties;
  • Advising international client on corporate structure issues related to its United States subsidiaries;
  • Counsel with respect to threatened regulatory action by Pennsylvania Department of Banking;
  • Advising a real estate developer in connection with employee terminations;
  • Advising international product design firm on employment issues
  • Reviewing and providing counsel with respect to a client’s business enterprise documents;
  • Advising an international banking client on commission claw-back policies;
  • Advising an international financial services company with respect to agency commission issues;
  • Internal investigations of alleged workplace harassment and discrimination and application of the Fair Labor Standards Act;