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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.

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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 ›

Illustration of computer monitor with six people video chattingPlease join Kang Haggerty Managing Member Edward T. Kang (panelist) and Member Kandis L. Kovalsky (moderator) for an upcoming CLE, Next-Level ADR — The Future is Now for Arbitration in Complex Cases, during the NAMWOLF Virtual Annual Meeting, on September 16, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 PM ET.

The notable reasons for taking the arbitration route as opposed to heading to the Courthouse have only been exacerbated in recent months. We’ve seen what technology can (and can’t) do, what happens when the courthouse calendar gets further backlogged, and resources are slim. Where is arbitration heading in the legal profession?

Edward and Kandis will be joined by fellow panelists Nelson C. Bellido, Managing Partner of ROIG Lawyers in Miami, Florida; Marcus Wester, Senior Litigation Counsel, Harley-Davidson Motor Company; and Ingeuneal C. Gray, VP, Commercial Division, American Arbitration Association.

In response to the 2008 financial crisis, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) in 2010, focused on addressing sectors of the financial services industry. Dodd-Frank was to be implemented over time: Section 1071 (15 U.S. Code § 1691c-2(a)) has been pushed back on the implementation timeline, as it does not become effective until the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) implements regulations – which it has not.

Section 1071 amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  It requires financial institutions and governmental entities to compile, maintain, and submit data to the CFPB regarding credit applications submitted by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses.

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Kang Haggerty Members Edward T. Kang, Jacklyn Fetbroyt and Kandis L. Kovalsky are attending the 2020 National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from February 22nd to February 25th. Continue reading ›

When ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, also published online at Law.com, convened their annual Roundtable Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion efforts, they turned to Kang Haggerty LLC (KH) managing member Edward T. Kang to serve as moderator.

The roundtable originally appeared in the October 15, 2019 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, and is available to read online at Law.com.

Besides his own first-hand experiences as a diverse lawyer, and leader of a minority-owned law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kang and his firm are active members of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Kang Haggerty is also certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise by the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council.

Kang Haggerty LLC Members Edward T. Kang and Jacklyn Fetbroyt, along with Associate Kandis L. Kovalsky, are attending the 2019 National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo.

If you are attending the NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, or find yourself in the greater L.A. area, come by to say hello to Edward, Jackie and Kandis.

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32891617344_251b416fd3_o-1024x512-1Social media continues to grow as the powerhouse of information flow in modern times, and while it often seems no one is policing the content and fact and fiction are often indistinguishable, the SEC is policing the statements of at least one social media influencer, Elon Musk.  After Musk tweeted in August of 2018 that he had secured financing to take Tesla private at $420 per share, the SEC filed a complaint alleging that his tweets comprised a series of “false and misleading statements” to his millions of followers. The resulting court-approved settlement, reached in October, stipulated that Musk had to seek pre-approval of any written communications – including social media posts – that contained or reasonably could contain information material to Tesla or its shareholders.  In connection with the settlement, Tesla and Musk were each required to pay $20 million to the SEC.

Just days ago, Musk was back under scrutiny, having tweeted, “Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019” without pre-approval from his counsel and for that, the SEC filed an enforcement motion seeking to have Musk held in contempt.  Continue reading ›

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