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SRKW Attorneys in the News

  • Partner John Macoretta and associate Jonathan Jagher have been actively involved in representing homeowners facing foreclosure. They are part of Philadelphia's groundbreaking Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project, which requires lenders to try to reach a compromise with homeowners before a house can be sold at sheriff's sale. SRKW has received the 2009 and 2010 Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor's Awards in recognition of its pro bono service. Mr. Macoretta appeared briefly on the CBS evening news as a part of a story about Philadelphia's efforts to help homeowners stay in their homes. Click here to watch the video. Mr. Macoretta noted that SRKW is proud to assist homeowners in this way.
  • SRKW’s client, the Northern Ireland Local Governmental Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC), a UK pension scheme, was appointed a lead plaintiff in the Lehman Brothers Holdings securities class action pending in the Southern District of New York. Partner Robert Roseman was quoted in several European periodicals stating that the appointment of NILGOSC “shows that European institutional investors, in the appropriate case, are taking an active role in US class actions when they have no other legal recourse in their own country.”
  • Partners Robert Roseman and Mark Willis spoke recently at a forum of German institutions on the impact of the Madoff scandal on European investors.
  • In May 2009 Partner Jeffrey Kodroff was a featured speaker at the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems (PAPERS) Forum held in Harrisburg, PA. He spoke on “The Perfect Storm: Understanding Soaring Pharmaceutical Costs.” Partner Andrew Abramowitz also moderated a panel on healthcare costs in the public pension world at this event.
  • Partners Robert Roseman and Mark Willis spoke on a panel at the Professional Pensions Show in London with other industry specialists. At this forum, widely regarded as the premier institutional investor conference in the United Kingdom, the panel discussed European-U.S. shareholder rights and activism.
  • Partner Robert Roseman authored an article in the October 2006 edition of Global Pensions titled “Using class actions to improve corporate governance”. He authored another article in the same publication in July 2007: “To Opt Out or Not to Opt Out: That is the Question”.
  • Partner Mark Willis was selected in 2007 by Lawdragon Magazine for its “New Star” listing of top attorneys in the U.S.
  • Partner Jeffrey Kodroff, who heads the Firm’s consumer protection practice, was a featured speaker at the Public Health Care Symposium of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS). He spoke on “The Perfect Storm: Understanding Soaring Pharmaceutical Costs.”
  • Attorney Rachel Kopp recently co-presented a CLE program entitled “Critical Linkages: Justice, Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation” at the Lancaster Bar Association.
  • As part of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Women in the Profession Commission's 2008 Midyear Program, Rachel Kopp served on the panel titled, "Say What? Enhancing Communication Across the Generations." The panel focused on developing best practices for promoting effective communication among women lawyers from different generations.
  • Partner Ted Lieverman argued in the New Jersey Supreme Court, urging the justices to affirm the trial court’s certification of a nationwide class of third-party payors who purchased Vioxx for its plan members. The trial court and the Appellate Division had found that New Jersey’s powerful Consumer Fraud Act could be applied to purchasers in every state, and that the elements of the Act could be proven using class-wide evidence. SRKW argued on behalf of 18 organizations and individuals, including AARP and the Prescription Access Litigation Project, who appeared as “friends of the court” in support of the plaintiffs. SRKW has also been appointed lead counsel for a nationwide class of individual consumers of Vioxx.
  • SRKW attorney Rachel Kopp was recently elected to serve as the Financial Secretary for the Cabinet of the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
  • SRKW attorney Rachel Kopp was awarded the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter during the February 2010 Midyear Meeting in Orlando. Stars of the Quarter are given to only a few select individuals each quarter to acknowledge their outstanding service to the bar.
  • Partner Mark Willis authored an article in the October 2006 edition of Global Pensions titled “What options will institutional investors have when the next scandal hits?
  • Partner Andrew Abramowitz was appointed a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems in 2006.
  • Partners Robert Roseman and Mark Willis co-authored two articles on investor protection issues for institutional investors: “A Trans-Atlantic Trend” published in Professional Investor magazine, and “Getting in on the action” published in The European Lawyer.
  • Partner John Macoretta put his political experience to good use again in 2007 when he successfully challenged defective nominating petitions of two Philadelphia City Council candidates. As a result of Mr. Macoretta's effective courtroom presentations, including a pointed cross-examination, the judge ruled that the petitions of the two candidates lacked the required number of valid signatures and struck the names from the ballot.
  • Partner Mark Willis recently addressed the Society of Pensions Consultants in London again regarding the impact of U.S. securities class actions on UK investors. He also made a similar presentation to another forum of pensions consultants in the UK.
  • Partner Mark Willis spoke before a conference of trade union representatives in London in April, 2008, addressing class actions and corporate governance.
  • Attorney Rachel Kopp co-authored a law review article on the music industry: “The Digital Revolution is Being Downloaded: Why and How The Copyright Act Must Change to Accommodate an Ever-Evolving Music Industry,” 13 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 271 (2006).
  • Partner Mark Willis spoke to a group of Portuguese investors on the issue of U.S. securities class actions at a conference in November, 2007.
  • Partner Andrew Abramowitz spoke on issues relating to corporate governance and class actions at the 2006 and 2007 conferences of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems (PAPERS) as well as the 2007 New England Public Employee Retirement Systems Conference.
  • Partner Robert Roseman addressed a group of Swiss investors in 2008 on the impact of actions involving European companies in the midst of the global financial crisis.
  • Attorney Rachel Kopp was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. She was also recently accepted for membership to the Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court.
  • In April, 2010, Jeffrey Corrigan participated in a panel discussion entitled "Assessing Leniency - 15 Years and Beyond," at the ABA Spring Antitrust Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • In June 2010, SRKW partner Mark Willis participated in a Brussels-based webcast. Mr. Willis focused on the development of investor rights in Europe and around the world and how these impact US and European investors.
  • Partner Ted Lieverman has been selected to participate in the Fulbright Specialists Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He spent three weeks in April lecturing on electoral reform and U.S. constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Earlier this year, Lieverman also served as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.