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Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty interviewed NAMWOLF’s new CEO Leslie Davis for  The Women in Law Issue of American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today.

The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) recently named attorney Leslie D. Davis as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Joel Stern. The longtime Chicago resident was a law firm partner and litigator at Riley, Safer Holmes & Cancila, Drinker Biddle & Reath, and SNR Denton (formerly known as Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal) before joining NAMWOLF. She is also a commissioner for the City of Chicago Community Development Commission.

NAMWOLF, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association composed of minority and women owned law firms. Recently, Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty in Philadelphia, PA, and a law firm member of NAMWOLF, sat down with Leslie to discuss her career, what brought her to NAMWOLF, and the challenges she has faced in her life along the way. Continue reading ›

Data-Transfer-1024x576In the July 8, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Protective Orders in the Age of E-Discovery.

Electronic discovery and its transformational consequences have been a defining feature of 21st century litigation. The sheer proliferation of data and associated complexity has necessitated the development of specialized software to manage and catalog this information. Data have become so complex that protocols surrounding metadata, i.e., data about data, have become a regular aspect of the discovery process. Agreements regarding the use and discoverability of electronically stored information (ESI) are commonplace in any case with a sufficiently large volume of documents. Continue reading ›

Three coworkers collaborating. In the June 24, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty, wrote “A Primer on Pennsylvania’s Participation Theory.

One of the primary benefits of organizing a business as a corporation (or similar entity) is limited liability protection. By establishing the corporation as a separate legal entity, its actions become distinct from the individuals running it. For the corporation’s shareholders, this provides downside certainty; the maximum liability exposure they face (in general) is the value of their investment. Since the losses stemming from personal liability are theoretically infinite, investors relish the corporate form’s ability to mitigate risk. Continue reading ›

Kang Haggerty is proud to congratulate Henry Donner, Of Counsel,  once again named the Senior Statesman for Construction Lawyers—Pennsylvania—in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, which ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA, based on in-depth market analysis and independent research.

Chambers notes that Henry “has vast experience litigating a range of construction disputes. His clients include condominium associations, contractors and real estate developers.”

Learn more about the Chambers USA Methodology here.

Woman on laptop sitting atop large book.Over both of counsel’s objections, the judge allowed the witness to continue with his testimony, in accordance with Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence 702 and 703 and the general acceptance test. This scenario raises the question: what materials can an expert witness rely on in Pennsylvania courts, which follows the Frye standard? And has this changed in recent years?

In the May 20, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty wrote “Expert Witnesses in Pa.—What Materials Matter in Forming an Opinion?Continue reading ›

Please join Kang Haggerty Managing Member Edward T. Kang (panelist) and Member Kandis L. Kovalsky (moderator) for an upcoming CLE, The Complex Commercial Case in Arbitration, during the  Bucks County Bar Association’s Fourth Annual Business Law Institute on May 12, 2021 from 9:45-10:45 AM ET.

Edward and Kandis will be joined by fellow panelist Barbara Lyons, Founder of the Bucks County Mediation and Arbitration Center.

 

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In the April 2021 Young Lawyers Issue of Law Practice Today, Kandis Kovalsky wrote “Zoom Court Appearances: Rising to the Occasion While Seated

On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared in the United States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instantly, courts across the country were shuttered. Many courts, particularly the federal courts, quickly rallied and embraced Zoom as a means to continue to hold hearings and move the many criminal and civil cases on their dockets. Some lawyers reveled in the courts’ embracement of Zoom, as the legal profession is often criticized as being somewhat of a dinosaur. Others were initially less excited about having to use a webcam and embrace modern technology, and while appearing in court, no less. Indeed, some lawyers even exclaimed that using Zoom (e.g., the technology) is more stressful than participating in the hearing itself. Continue reading ›

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The opioid epidemic was a perfect storm, caused by years of over-promotion, over-prescription and dangerous marketing campaigns. Integral to this “perfect storm” was not just the drug manufacturers’ conduct, but also third parties, such as private equity and consulting companies, who all played critical roles.

In the April 15, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty wrote “Holding Third Parties Liable for Their Role in Perpetuating the Opioid Crisis.Continue reading ›

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In the March 18, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty wrote “The Dilemma of Lengthy ‘Motion Pending’ Delays in Federal Courts.

We all know the phrase “justice delayed is justice denied.” Recently, I have been involved in a flurry of discussions with colleagues from the Philadelphia Bar Association relating to this issue. At a recent Federal Courts Committee discussion through the Philadelphia Bar Association, concerns were raised about what to do (or, more accurately, whether anything can be done) when federal court judges do not move a case for an extended (and unreasonably long) period, usually due to a pending motion to dismiss. Continue reading ›

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Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC is pleased to announce its new brand, Kang Haggerty, launched on February 1, 2021 with a new logo, website and refreshed design. The boutique business law firm—founded by Edward T. Kang, Jacklyn Fetbroyt, and Daniel D. Haggerty—remains the same team of close-knit attorneys that clients and colleagues have counted on since its inception in 2013.

“We felt it was time to modernize the firm’s brand to better reflect a trend in our profession,” said managing member Edward Kang. “This keeps us in step with the rebranding efforts of many firms in the legal landscape.”

The new look and logo is reflected in letterhead, business cards, the website, social media and in @kanghaggerty.com e-mail addresses. If you have any questions about the rebrand, please contact us. Edward, Jackie, Dan and the Kang Haggerty team look forward to your feedback, and continued support.

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