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New Jersey Office

1011 Route 22 West
P.O. Box 6881
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908.722.6300 (Phone)
908.722.0029 (Fax)
 

New York Office

40 Wall Street
28th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212.964.0120 (Phone)
212.566.3515 (Fax)

Ms. Audrey L. Shields to speak at the 2014 CLM Insurance Bad Faith & Coverage Conference

Ms. Audrey L. Shields, Attorney, Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, P.C., is speaking on the topic "Tweet This: Social Media - Liability Exposures and Coverage Issues." Top insurance leaders and outside counsel will share their insights on challenges and issues facing our industry. This conference will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York, New York.

Audrey L. Shields is currently a Shareholder of Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, P.C., and concentrates her practice in Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability, and General Liability litigation in New Jersey. She represents major insurance companies, insurance agents and brokers, and self-insured entities in the defense of coverage disputes, errors and omissions claims, bad faith litigation, and other insurance related issues. Ms. Shields has handled a variety of professional liability claims against insurance agents and brokers and also handles general liability claims including personal injury actions, automobile liability, property damage, premises liability, liquor liability, construction defect, and warranty litigation.

Ms. Shields has been admitted on a pro hac basis for cases in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas, and the Southern District of Mississippi. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Somerset County Bar Association. Audrey is a member of the Insurance Bad Faith Committee for Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and she is the Regional Associate for the Northeast Region for the Women's Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA).

About the CLM
The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM's Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit www.theclm.org.

 

GRSLB&G’s Grant Of Summary Judgment Upheld By The Appellate Division In Employment Discrimination Action

On September 16, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a grant of summary judgment in favor of GRSLB&G client, S. Coraluzzo Petroleum Transporters. Dunkley v. S. Coraluzzo Petroleum Transporters, A-3252-12T1, involved claimed violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), including a hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and a violation of public policy. The Complaint was later amended to include a claim for violating the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).

The Plaintiff, Brian Dunkley, commenced his employment with S. Coraluzzo Petroleum Transporters ("Coraluzzo") as an oil delivery driver on May 4, 2010. He was provided an employee handbook, which contained policies against discrimination and complaint mechanisms. The Plaintiff then went through two days of in-class training, where the policies were specifically discussed. The final aspect of his training involved "on-road" on the job training, where he was paired up with another oil delivery driver, Richard Harrington, who taught the Plaintiff how to perform the acutal job of delivering oil.

Read more: GRSLB&G’s Grant Of Summary Judgment Upheld By The Appellate Division In Employment Discrimination Action
 

Richard Boylan and Catherine Shiels have recently completed the 10-hour OSHA Training Program for the Construction Industry

Richard Boylan and Catherine Shiels have obtained their OSHA 10-hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card after successfully completing an OSHA Outreach Training program class for the Construction Industry. This is the same 10 hour OSHA Training Program provided for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.

 

Russ M. Patane has been accredited as a LEED Green Associate by The Green Building Certification Institute

Russ M. Patane has been accredited by the Green Building Certification Institute as a LEED Green Associate. As a LEED Green Associate, Russ has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices. With his understanding and knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, Russ can effectively represent owners, design professionals and contractors in all matters arising from Sustainable/Green Construction practices.

 

Russel V. Mancino, Esq., joins Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, P.C.

Russel joins the Firm with over 24 years of insurance defense litigation experience.  He is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney having tried approximately 50 to 60 cases with 35 to 40 going to verdict.  Russel will join the Firm's Professional Liability and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups and concentrate his practice defending medical malpractice matters.  Russel graduated from St. Peter's College in 1985, and earned his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School in 1989.  In 1990, he served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert F. Cavanaugh, J.S.C., in Hudson County, New Jersey.  Following his clerkship, Russel entered private practice and has spent virtually all of his professional career defending health care providers in medical malpractice actions in the Superior Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for New Jersey, and in actions brought before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry.  Russel has extensive experience defending clients in all facets of the health care industry including, but not limited to hospitals, health care facilities, nurses, dentists, and physicians.  Russel is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Association, and New Jersey Defense Association.  He is also a member of DRI where he sits on the Professional Liability, Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committees.

Please join us in welcoming Russel to the Firm.

 

Audrey Shields has been selected by the Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA) as a Regional Associate for the Northeast Region.

The Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA) has selected Ms. Shields as a Regional Associate for the Northeast Region to assist the Regional Chair in setting the direction for the Northeast Region to encourage and support women in construction litigation.  She will work with the regional Chair, other Associates, and the News Coordinator to provide information to WCLA members. She will also assist the Regional Chair to plan and execute regional and local educational and networking events; assist the WCLA Executive Board to promote educational and networking opportunities for WCLA members; and promote the WCLA and its membership.

 

Six Shareholders Included on "Super Lawyers" 2014 List

Six Shareholders at Golden Rothschild have been honored by their peers by being identified in the annual "Super Lawyers®" publication. Kenneth R. Rothschild was included on the "Super Lawyers®" list for Insurance Coverage; Gary S. Spagnola was included on the list for Civil Rights Litigation, Philip A. Lundell, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, Philip A. Garubo, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, Jeffrey Bell was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, and Catherine M. Shiels was included on the list for Workers' Compensation.  Jeffrey Kadish, Of Counsel, was included on the list for Personal Injury General Defense.

Kenneth Rothschild, Gary Spagnola, Philip A. Lundell, Jr., Philip A. Garubo, Jr., Catherine M. Shiels and Jeffrey Bell have been included in the "Super Lawyers®" magazine on the list for top attorneys in New Jersey for 2014. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by "Super Lawyers®" . The selections for "Super Lawyers®" are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

 

Two Shareholders and One Associate Included on 2014 "Rising Stars" List by New Jersey "SuperLawyers"

Three associates at Golden Rothschild have been included on the "Rising Stars" list by New Jersey "Super Lawyers®" for 2014. The "Rising Stars" list is limited to 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New Jersey. Rey O. Villanueva, Shareholder, was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Civil Litigation Defense. Daniel B. McMeen, Shareholder, was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Personal Injury Defense. Russ M. Patane, Associate, was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Civil Litigation Defense.

 

Daniel B. McMeen, Esq. Becomes a Shareholder of Golden Rothschild Spagnola Lundell Boylan & Garubo

GRSLB&G is pleased to announce that Daniel B. McMeen has become a Shareholder of the Firm. Dan was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Francis P. DeStefano, J.S.C., and joined Golden Rothschild Spagnola Lundell Boylan & Garubo in 2007. Dan concentrates his practice in the areas of General Liability and Discrimination Claims.

Please join us in congratulating Dan on this achievement!

 

Philip A. Lundell, Jr., Philip A. Garubo, Jr., Rey O. Villanueva, and Jill A. Mucerino have recently become OSHA certified

Philip A. Lundell, Jr., Philip A. Garubo, Jr., Rey O. Villanueva, and Jill A. Mucerino have recently become OSHA certified. These attorneys attended and completed the same 10 hour OSHA Training Program provided for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.

 

Catherine M. Shiels Has Been Invited To Join The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, P.C. is pleased to announce that Catherine M. Shiels has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization's goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.

 

Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, P.C. Received Tier 1 Ranking In The 2014 Edition Of U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

GRSLB&G, P.C., has received a Tier 1 ranking of the Best Law Firms in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News. The U.S.News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. An unprecedented amount of data was collected in the project's second year, and this combined data resulted in the 2013-2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment.

The first Tier includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on. GRSLB&G received an award of the highest ranking of Tier 1. The 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report 'Legal Issue' will have a special feature on the 2014 Best Law Firms within it and will also contain content and information pertinent to the fields of law in which our firm practices.
 

Russ M. Patane Selected to Present at AIA Philadelphia’s Design on the Delaware

Russ M. Patane has been selected to present a panel discussion at AIA Philadelphia's Design on the Delaware being held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on October 29, 2013 through November 1, 2013. The presentation, which was co-authored by Mr. Patane, will examine legal issues and risks which may be encountered by owners, design professionals, and contractors as they take on projects which employ Sustainable or "Green" Construction practices that are not ordinarily encountered in traditional construction projects. Using a hypothetical green building project, this program will discuss risk mitigation strategies for the hot legal issues related to the future of green building.

See http://designonthedelaware.com/full-agendahttp://designonthedelaware.com/full-agenda

 

Six Shareholders Included on "Super Lawyers" 2013 List

Six Shareholders at Golden Rothschild have been honored by their peers by being identified in the annual "Super Lawyers®" publication. Kenneth R. Rothschild was included on the "Super Lawyers®" list for Insurance Coverage; Gary S. Spagnola was included on the list for Civil Rights Litigation, Philip A. Lundell, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, Philip A. Garubo, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, Jeffrey Bell was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, and Catherine M. Shiels was included on the list for Workers' Compensation.

Kenneth Rothschild, Gary Spagnola, Philip A. Lundell, Jr., Philip A. Garubo, Jr., Catherine M. Shiels and Jeffrey Bell have been included in the "Super Lawyers®" magazine on the list for top attorneys in New Jersey for 2013. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by "Super Lawyers®" . The selections for "Super Lawyers®" are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

 

Three Associates Included on 2013 "Rising Stars" List by New Jersey "SuperLawyers"

Three associates at Golden Rothschild have been included on the "Rising Stars" list by New Jersey "Super Lawyers®" for 2013. The "Rising Stars" list is limited to 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New Jersey. Rey O. Villanueva was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Civil Litigation Defense. Daniel B. McMeen was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Personal Injury Defense. Russ M. Patane was included on the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Civil Litigation Defense.
 

Rey O. Villanueva, Esq. Becomes a Shareholder of Golden Rothschild Spagnola Lundell Boylan & Garubo

GRSLB&G is pleased to announce that Rey O. Villanueva has become a Shareholder of the Firm.  Rey was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Daniel P. Mecca, P.J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Bergen County from 2004 to 2005, and has been with GRSLB&G since 2006.  Rey concentrates his practice in the areas of General Liability, Labor and Employment, Construction Litigation, Subrogation, and Municipal/Traffic Court in New Jersey and New York.
Please join us in congratulating Rey on this achievement!

 

Jeffrey S. Bell and Joseph A. Gurski appointed as Legal Counsel to the City of Linden Insurance Commission

Jeffrey S. Bell and Joseph A. Gurski have been appointed as Legal Counsel to the City of Linden Insurance Commission. In their capacity as Legal Counsel, Jeff and Joe will attend all regular and special meetings of the Commission and be called upon to provide general legal advice to the Commission. The City of Linden, which has a population of 40,499, is approximately 11 square miles and located in Union County, New Jersey.

 

Five Shareholders Included on "Super Lawyers" List

Five Shareholders at Golden Rothschild have been honored by their peers by being identified in the annual "Super Lawyers®" publication. Kenneth R. Rothschild was included on the "Super Lawyers®" list for Insurance Coverage; Gary S. Spagnola was included on the list for Civil Rights Litigation, Philip A. Lundell, Jr. was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, Jeffrey Bell was included on the list for Civil Litigation Defense, and Catherine M. Shiels was included on the list for Workers' Compensation.

Kenneth Rothschild, Gary Spagnola, Philip A. Lundell, Jr, Catherine M. Shiels and Jeffrey Bell have been included in the "Super Lawyers®" magazine on the list for top attorneys in New Jersey for 2012. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by "Super Lawyers®" . The selections for "Super Lawyers®" are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

 

Two Associates Included on "Rising Stars" List by New Jersey "SuperLawyers"

Two associates at Golden Rothschild have been included on the "Rising Stars" list by New Jersey "Super Lawyers®" for 2012. The "Rising Stars" list is limited to 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New Jersey. Rey O.Villanueva was included on the Rising Stars list in the category of Civil Litigation Defense. Daniel B. McMeen was included on the Rising Stars list in the category of Personal Injury Defense.

 
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