Kang Haggerty is pleased to announce that Edward T. Kang, Jacklyn Fetbroyt and Henry J. Donner have been selected to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Kandis L. Kovalsky and David R. Scott have been selected to the 2022 Rising Stars list. Continue reading ›
Because veil piercing is a highly fact-intensive inquiry, it can be difficult to predict in advance when a court will grant such a remedy. This is because, in addition to the multi-factor analysis that often goes into the decision of whether to pierce, there are also a variety of different forms that veil piercing can take.
In the May 12, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Enterprise Liability and When to Seek Piercing the Corporate Veil, Part II.” Continue reading ›
In the April 14, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Anticipation and Preparation: The Scope of the Pa. Work-Product Doctrine.”
The Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure are modeled after their federal counterparts and share much of the same language. Both contain provisions codifying the attorney work-product doctrine, and both use the phrase “prepared in anticipation of litigation” in defining the scope of this privilege. Despite this seemingly similar language, however, a stark distinction has emerged between the two. Continue reading ›
Whether you bring a suit over a complicated product like a social media network or a simple tangible product, like an apple, a relevant product and geographic market must be defined properly to succeed.
In the March 17, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang wrote “What Makes a Market, a Market, Anyway? A Look at Social Media.”
Picture an antitrust action against an apple farmer who supplies almost all the apples in America. If you were bringing the suit for antitrust violation, how would you define the market for an apple? Is it the market for a snack? For healthy snacks? For healthy handheld snacks? For fruits? The list could go on and on. Defining the market for an antitrust analysis becomes far more complicated for products or services that are newer, such as the market for social media networks. When it comes to the Sherman Act one may think that because it has been combatting monopolies for over a century, there can be no room for interpretation about what constitutes a monopoly, much less a market for one. In the past 100 years, however, new markets and questions about those markets have risen. Social media networks probably did not come across the minds of the Sherman Act’s drafters in 1890. Continue reading ›
Kang Haggerty attorneys Edward Kang, Kandis Kovalsky and Jackie Fetbroyt will be attending the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) conference starting this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. It is NAMWOLF’s first in-person meeting since 2020, and more than 250 attorneys are registered to attend the Driving Diversity Leadership Conference. If you will be there, please be sure to say hello and consider attending one of the continuing legal education programs that we are participating in.
Edward will serve on a panel presented by the Trials PAC, How to Navigate Multi-Party Litigation – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. On behalf of the Transactional PAC, Jackie will once again present her popular real estate CLE, From Brick and Mortar to Change or Mortem: The Transformation and Redevelopment of Malls’ Dead Space.
Edward Kang serves as a panelist at the 2022 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity Leadership Conference along with Arnold Barba of LimNexus LLP, Suann Ingle of Suann Ingle Associates, Zahira Diaz-Vasquez of AT&T Services, Eric Nordstrom of Casualty Claims, and Jane Appleby of Advocate Auroro Health.
Join the Trials Practice Area Committee for a thought-provoking panel discussion addressing issues that commonly arise during all phases of multi-party trial preparation. During this CLE, we will discuss the ethical obligations and best practices for multi-party litigation including: ethical issues implicated when representing multiple clients; pros and cons of filing a cross claim versus entering into a joint defense agreement; pre-suit litigation holds; time-saving discovery practices; and how to communicate to your audience – a jury – during trial. This CLE will help attorneys—whether in-house or outside counsel—who deal with multi-party matters create an outline to streamline and focus their strategy for these cases.
Presented by Jacklyn Fetbroyt and Sharon Lewonski at the 2022 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity Leadership Conference.
Join the Transactional PAC for a discussion regarding the failure of traditional malls in America, including its causes, trends in redevelopment plans (from Mega Churches to Experiential Entertainment and Lifestyle Centers), actions of local governments, developers, and retailers, and the role of the real estate lawyer in the overhaul and redevelopment process.
For practitioners, these Daniel Snyder events provide helpful tips relating to how organizations both large and small should conduct internal investigations.
In the January 20, 2022 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Internal Investigations in the NFL: Lessons for Organizations Large and Small.”
Daniel Snyder, the embattled owner of the Washington Football Team, has been in the news again recently for all the wrong reasons. No stranger to scandal, Snyder has now been accused of interfering with the 2021 investigation into the workplace environment of his organization. This is just another in a long list of controversies Snyder has found himself embroiled in, which include suing financially distressed season ticket holders during the Great Recession, banning fans from bringing signs to FedEx Field, and rebranding his franchise after its former namesake was retired. This, coupled with Washington’s lack of success during his tenure, has led some to label him the worst owner in all of professional sports. Continue reading ›
by Ryan T. Kirk
Tennessee Law Review, Spring 2021
88 Tenn. L. Rev. 515
Kang Haggerty is pleased to welcome our newest associates to the law firm.
Ryan T. Kirk represents clients in a wide range of matters that includes complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, commercial transactions, and class action lawsuits. With an undergraduate degree in economics from Drexel University, he provides a unique perspective in cases that contain quantitative, data-driven components. As a law student at Duke University, he developed a particular interest in environmental law matters, serving on the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. He is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania.
Kelly A. Lavelle concentrates her practice in Business and Commercial Litigation and Class Action. She focuses on eDiscovery and information management. Kelly’s practice encompasses all phases of electronic discovery, from preservation and collection to review and production of large volumes of electronically stored information. Kelly earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law after graduating with a B.S. from the University of Scranton. Prior to joining Kang Haggerty, Kelly worked for a national transportation practice where she gained significant experience in commercial and contract litigation and eData management. She is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.