On April 25, 2016, Philip Miles presented 15 Recent Developments in Employment Law to the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Central Pennsylvania in Altoona. The slides from that presentation are available for download here. Phil engaged the audience of HR professionals in a conversation regarding the following topics: Medical marijuana comes to Pennsylvania; The Primary Benefit Test for [...]
Jessica L. Fisher has joined McQuaide Blasko, Inc. as an associate in the firm’s Business Law Group in Hollidaysburg.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fisher was a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at HalenHardy, LLC, a Blair County startup company. While at HalenHardy, Ms. Fisher researched and provided comment on OSHA's proposed regulations related to hazardous dusts, obtained numerous state and regional grants for the company, and assisted in managing the company's intellectual property portfolio. Ms. Fisher [...]
McQuaide Blasko participates in The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run to benefit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania
On April 17, a 13-member team from McQuaide Blasko joined 3,500 other participants in The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run to benefit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. McQuaide Blasko has participated in the annual event since 2011, and the team raised $955 this year. Team members included John Blasko, Lisa Bierlein and family, Jose Garcia Ortega, Cristin Long and [...]
As Chair of the Civil Litigation Section, Chena Glenn-Hart oversaw the planning committee for the PBA Civil Litigation Section Retreat held April 8-10, 2016 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton in Lancaster, PA. The Retreat offered 8 CLE credits on timely and informative topics including life balance for litigators, interactions with in-house counsel, recent amendments to the [...]
Philip Miles teamed with attorney Eric Meyer of Dilworth Paxson for a presentation, Social media and Litigation, at the PBA Civil Litigation Section Retreat on April 9, 2016. The pair of attorneys covered social media issues that often arise in civil litigation, such as discovery disputes, ethical dilemmas, managing social media accounts, preservation of social media evidence, and [...]
The PBA Civil Litigation Section held its annual retreat from April 8-10, 2016. McQuaide Blasko attorney Jonathan Stepanian, who is the Vice Chair of the Civil Litigation Section, served as a panel member for the "Trials on the Big Screen" CLE session. Panel members discussed the portrayal of cross-examination in film depictions and contrasted it with the real-life [...]
On March 19, volunteers participated in the Wills for Heroes event at the Penn State Law Clinic Building. Attorneys worked with local police, state troopers, firefighters, veterans, and their spouses or partners to create estate plans free of charge. The participants received wills, basic power of attorney documents, and healthcare POAs (also known as living [...]
Pennsylvania Business Central ("PBC") recently released its list of Top 100 Organizations for 2015, which includes McQuaide Blasko. "Every year, the Top 100 Organizations provides our readers with a snapshot of success in Central Pennsylvania business." PBC noted McQuaide Blasko's long history in central Pennsylvania, dating back to 1922, and also named Attorney John Blasko to its [...]
Michael Routch recently testified before the PA House of Representatives, Labor & Industry Committee, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, in opposition to H.B. 1800 which proposes to amend the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act to impose evidence-based medical standards.
John Blasko, one of the founding attorneys of the firm, was recently named one of the Top 100 People of 2015 by Pennsylvania Business Central. According to the publication, the Top 100 list recognizes individuals who "set themselves apart throughout the year with their corporate leadership, community involvement and contributions to the business sector." The [...]