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MacMain Speaks Before Bar Committee

MacMain Speaks Before Bar Committee  (June 12, 2014)

 David MacMain was invited to speak before the Northampton County Bar Association’s Municipal Law Committee on §1983 Civil Rights Litigation. The session was held on June 12, 2014 and was attended by 30 lawyers from across the County.

David MacMain and Nicole Freiler Achieve a Quick Trial Victory

MacMain and Freiler Achieve A Quick Trial Victory 

David MacMain and Nicole Freiler successfully defended three Easton police officers accused of excessive force in a two day trial held before the Honorable Stewart Dalzell in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Plaintiff was represented by 3 lawyers from The Dechert Law Firm, an international law firm, who obtained a sizeable settlement for the same plaintiff in another excessive force claim brought against another police department represented by another defense firm.  After two days of testimony from 7 witnesses, the 8 person jury returned a verdict in favor of the Easton officers in just under 15 minutes.

Brian H. Leinhauser and Tricia Ambrose Present before County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Brian H. Leinhauser and Tricia Ambrose Present before County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Brian H. Leinhauser and Tricia Ambrose presented two seminars for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania on April 10 and April 15, 2014 on Unions in the Public Sector Workplace.  The topics addressed included pre-campaign activities that public sector managers may engage in to know their workforce and avoid running afoul of the Public Employees Relations Act; appropriate and restricted activities if a union organization campaign arises; and current trends in case law, bargaining and grievance activity in the public sector workplace including (1) how Supervisors and County Administrators can address and maintain good relations with their public sector unions, (2) how to maintain appropriate expectations during bargaining for both sides of the bargaining table (3) what to do if employees express a desire to terminate their union representation and (4) how to avoid unfair labor practice charges before and after campaigns and bargaining.  Mr. Leinhauser and Ms. Ambrose also presented a legislative and litigation update on proposed legislation including a Right-to-Work law and Paycheck Protection Act currently pending in Pennsylvania and the impact similar laws have had in other states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

David J. MacMain Admitted to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

David J. MacMain Admitted to The Federal of Defense & Corporate Counsel

David J. MacMain was admitted into membership of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  Membership is limited to 1400 lawyers worldwide and is by invitation only after an extensive peer review selection process.  The FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system, and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.

David J. MacMain Provides Training To Police Supervisors

David J. MacMain Provides Training To Police Supervisors

David J. MacMain conducted a training session for police supervisors from various departments from Berks County that addressed legal developments and recent court decisions affecting police officers and agencies, preventing and defending civil rights lawsuits, and policy and operational issues.

David J. Mac Main Moderates At DRI Conference

David J. MacMain Moderates At DRI Conference

David J. MacMain moderated a session titled “Glimpse into the Crystal Ball: Understanding the Insurance Industry’s Evaluation of Claims ” at the Defense Research Institute’s annual Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Conference held in New Orleans on January 30 and 31, 2014.  The conference was attended by over 350 lawyers and insurance professionals from across the country.