NBRS Attorneys in the News
Marc J. Bern Co-Chair of the Shale Gas Drilling Operations (Fracking)
Litigtaion Strategies, Risk Assessment, Client Protection and more
the Shale Gas Drilling Operations (Fracking) Conference is designed for the practitioner seeking to expand knowledge in the changing and controversial field of shale gas drilling. Join co-chair MarcJay Bern of as he and his co-chair lead an expert faculty through the myriad of questions and challenges posed by this field of itigation.
Web Marketing Association (WMA) hosts the Annual Web Site Award Program
Scorpion Design Inc. received the WebAward for "Legal Standard of Excellence" for this very web site!
Marc J. Bern quoted in Westlaw Journal (Volume 19, Issue 7 / August 2012)
Article: Costa Concordia passengers seek $1billion after cruise ship disaster
Excerpt: Marc J. Bern said that the firm decided against filing a class action because of the varying individualized injuries involved. "I don't believe it could be certified," Bern said. Most of the passengers suffered psychological injuries that will require individual evaluation and monitoring, he explained.
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Congratulations to Associate Bettina Hollis
Bettina Hollis has been invited to serve on the International Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar from September 2012 to August 2015.
WTC Plaintiff's Attorneys "Thrilled" About Recommendation for Cancer Coverage In World Trade Center Health Program
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Marc J. Bern to speak at Water Law Institute Conference
Hydraulic Fracturing: Environmental Quality & America’s Energy Future
Senior Partner Marc J. Bern will be presenting “Representing the Environmental Interest, Insights from a Plaintiff’s Attorney” on June 8th at 1:45pm at the St. Regis in Houston, Texas.
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Marc J. Bern featured in The American Lawyer, May 2012
Marc is featured in the 2012 Top Rated Lawyers, Energy, Environmental & Natural Resource Law section of the issue.
See the feature here.
Congratulations to Adam J. Gana and Tate J. Kunkle!
Senior Litigation Counsel Gana and environmental attorney Kunkle have been selected to the 2012 Top 40 Under 40 in the state of New York by The National Trial Lawyers.
Town Hall Meeting: Natural Gas Drilling in Colorado
Air Pollution | Water Contamination | Property Damages | Possible Health Effects
Join attorneys Marc J. Bern and Corey T. Zurbuch along with representatives of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates and Frascona Joiner Goodman & Greenstein PC to learn more about your legal options concerning Natural Gas Drilling.
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Mr. Bern speaking at the Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts
Law & Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law
Senior Partner Marc J. Bern will be presenting "Case Study: Scientific Evidence in Hydraulic Fracturing Litigation" on April 24th at 8:30am at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Town Hall Meeting: Nuclear Contamination in Your Backyard?
Florissant | Hazelwood | Black Jack | Spanish Lake | St. Ann | Berkley| Ferguson Radiation Contamination * Property Damages * Possible Health Effects
Marc J. Bern and Christopher W. Byron along with representatives from Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates LLP and Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb LLC spoke in St. Louis regarding legal options for area residents.
More at: http://www.nbrlawfirm.com/docs/NBRS_St._Louis_Flier_FINAL__.pdf
Adam J. Gana to speak at New York Law School
"Securities Arbitration and Mediation"
April 25th at 6:30pm | Free and Open to the Public
Mr. Gana will be joined by Rob Herschman, a preeminent national securities mediator and Robert Goldberg, esq. to discuss securities arbitration and mediation matters.
Adam J. Gana and Christopher L. Lufrano to speak at the Katonah Village Library
How To Know: When Your Financial Advisor Is Taking Advantage of You & How To Protect Yourself
Attorneys Gana and Lufrano will appear at the Katonah Village Library on April 16th at 7:30pm to give a presentation on a variety of topics concerning disputes between investors and their financial advisors and brokerage firms. Free and Open to the Public.
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Hunter J. Shkolnik to speak at New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)
Product Liability Mass Tort & Class Actions: What every lawyer should know and understand
This seminar is a solid nuts & bolts course to give the general practitioner and seasoned lawyer a solid understanding of product liability, mass tort & class actions.
More at: http://www.nystla.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&articleID=1980
Town Hall Meeting: Nuclear Contamination
in Your Backyard?
Florissant | Ferguson | Hazelwood | Black Jack | Spanish Lake | St. Ann | Berkley|
Radiation Contamination * Property Damages * Possible Health Effects
Join attorneys Marc J. Bern and Christopher W. Byron along with representatives from Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates LLP and Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb LLC to learn more about your legal options.
Date: February 9, 2012
Location: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
(9801 Natural Bridge Road St. Louis, MO 63134)
Time: 1:00 & 6:00PM
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Hunter J. Shkolnik to speak at HarrisMartin MDL Conference
“Transvaginal Mesh and Actos Litigation”
Senior Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik will be a speaker at the second installment of the Conference featuring new information on the Actos MDL just established in the Western District of Louisiana and three pending MDL petitions involving Transvaginal Mesh products.
Mr. Shkolnik will be focusing his lecture on Actos History, Function and Malfunction.
More at https://harrismartin.com/conference/829/TVM-ACTOS_Jan12/
Marc J. Bern a co-chair at HB Litigation Conference
Gas Drilling Operations Conference & Live Webcast
A panel of experts joined co-chair NBRS Senior Partner Marc J. Bern in Dallas, TX to discuss the latest hydraulic fracturing (fracking) information. The increased use of fracking to extract natural gas from underground rock formations raises environmental and legal challenges.
More at http://litigationconferences.com/?p=22518
Hunter J. Shkolnik spoke at 11th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium
Presented by the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA)
Along with former New Jersey Mass Tort Judge Marina Coredemus, Hunter J. Shkolnik was a speaker on “Multi-district Litigation and the Parallel State Court Universe: A Practitioners Global Positioning Guide.” The conference was held in New Orleans on December 9th.
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Adam J. Gana and Christopher Lufrano: ABA Nomination
Nomination for The Alternative/Securities Dispute Resolution Committee
Senior Litigation Counsel and Securities and Commercial Arbitration Litigation Department Head along with departmental Associate Attorney Christopher Lufrano have been nominated to the American Bar Association’s Alternative/Securities Dispute Resolution Committee.
The Section of Dispute Resolution, established in 1993, is one of the ABA's newest and fastest growing Sections with over 19,000 members.
More at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution/ about_us.html
NBRS Attorney Tate J. Kunkle insists on water for Dimock, PA Residents
Some drinking water wells were tainted with possibly hazardous chemicals
“PADEP’s arbitrary decision will deprive these deserving people and future generations, of their constitutional right to pure, clean, potable water,” wrote Tate Kunkle of the New York City law firm of NBRS & Associates in a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
More at http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2011/11/04/8635697-lawyers-want-water-for-pa-towns-tainted-wells
Hunter J. Shkolnik spoke at Harris Martin MDL Conference
NBRS filed the first Actos case in the country
Senior Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik spoke at the Harris Martin MDL Conference: Transvaginal Mesh and ACTOS Litigation in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Shkolnik focused on the history, function and problems associated with the type-2 Diabetes Drug Actos.
More at https://harrismartin.com/conference/826/TVM-ACTOS_Nov11/
Paul J. Napoli and Marc J. Bern are featured in American Police Beat Magazine
October 2011 Issue: Helping 9/11 ill and injured an uphill task
Despite the challenges, attorneys Bern and Napoli are waging a war for justice for first responders. Their desire to see that the real heroes of 9/11 would always be remembered prompted them to make a generous gift of $200,000 to the New York City Police Museum in May. Read the Article
Senior Partners are featured in New York Magazine
October 31st Issue: Personal Injury Litigators
The firm’s impressive track record is also a product of its ambition to be at the forefront of litigation. Senior Partner Bern and the firm were the first to file a lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals over the company’s diabetes medication Actos for causing Bladder Cancer. The firm’s securities and commercial litigation department also recently filed an arbitration claim against David Lerner Associates, Inc. for violations in connection with Apple Real Estate Investment Trusts. Read the Article
Hunter J. Shkolnik co-chairs AAJ Litigation Group
The Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Group
Senior Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik was integral to the formation of the new AAJ litigation group, The Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Group. Mr. Shkolnik will be co-chairing this important Litigation Group.
The American Association for Justice, also known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America is a forum for attorneys to share their knowledge and experience through conventions and teleseminars while continuing their own education in order to be more successful attorneys for their clients. Mr. Shkolnik recently lead an AAJ Actos Teleseminar which focused on the Type-2 diabetes drug Actos and its link to a 40% increased risk for Bladder Cancer for those patients taking the drug for more than a year.
More at www.justice.org
Adam J. Gana, Esq. a Guest Lecturer at Pace Law School
FINRA Arbitration Discovery
Senior Litigation Counsel Adam J. Gana was a guest speaker at the Investor Rights Clinic / Seminar in White Plains, New York.
The focus of the discussion centered on how to properly file an arbitration claim and the process and procedures involved with FINRA’s Discovery Process.
Mr. Gana shared his experience and knowledge on how to best prepare, present and win a case for arbitration.
Adam J. Gana, Esq. lectured at 2011 PIABA Annual Meeting in California
Analysis of Suitability Claims in Product specific cases
Senior Litigation Counsel Adam J. Gana was a Guest Lecturer at the 20th Annual Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Meeting in Rancho Mirage, California.
The focus of the discussion centered on how to properly broaden a product-based arbitration as a claim for suitability. Mr. Gana shared his experience and knowledge on how to best prosecute a product related case in arbitration with attendees.
More at https://piaba.org/2011-piaba-annual-meeting-and-securities-law-seminar
Steven M. Aroesty, Esq. joins NBRS
Mr. Aroesty will be working out of our Illinois Office
We are pleased to announce that Steve M. Aroesty will be the Managing Partner of our new Illinois Office. Mr. Aroesty primarily handles plaintiff’s personal injury cases where he has consistently recovered millions of dollars in settlements for his clients.
Mr. Aroesty is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, New York and the District of Columbia.