Connell Foley Expands Involvement in USLAW Network

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ROSELAND, N.J./September 25, 2008 -- Connell Foley has expanded its involvement in the USLAW Network. John D. Cromie, Kevin R. Gardner, Jeffrey W. Moryan, and Karen Painter Randall participated as speakers, panelists, and session moderators at the recent Fall 2008 USLAW Network Membership Meeting and Client Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, several Connell Foley attorneys have been appointed or re-appointed to leadership positions within the USLAW Network.

USLAW Network is a national organization composed of 61 independent member firms in 45 states with over 3,500 attorneys. Each firm in the network undergoes a rigorous review process. The commitment of member firms is to provide high quality legal representation to both large and small businesses across the country.

John D. Cromie, a member of Connell Foley’s Corporate and Business Law and Real Estate Law and Land Use practice groups (among others) was recently appointed Chair of the Transactional Practice Group of the USLAW Network. He moderated a “Hot Topic” Roundtable Discussion on Business Litigation and Transactions at the membership meeting in Las Vegas.

Kevin R. Gardner, a member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation practice groups (among others), delivered a presentation on the use of mediation procedures to resolve business disputes in a program entitled “Effective Strategies for Conflict Solutions in the Retail Marketplace.”

Jeffrey W. Moryan, a member of the firm’s Mass and Toxic Tort Litigation and Product Liability and Tort Law practice groups (among others), moderated a session on transportation entitled, “Rolling Snake Eyes: Responding to a Catastrophic Loss − Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry.”

Karen P. Randall, a member of the firm’s Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Class Action Defense practice groups (among others), was reappointed Chair of the USLAW Professional Liability Leadership Committee. Ms. Randall moderated a Professional Liability and Insurance/Bad Faith “Hot Topic” Roundtable Discussion. She also was a panelist in the program, “In-House Counsel and Insurance Claims’ Criteria for Outside Counsel: A Safe Bet, Penny Ante or All In?” As part of her duties as Chair of the USLAW Professional Liability Leadership Committee, Ms. Randall conducted the practice group’s strategic planning business meeting at the fall conference.

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