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Andrew Kopon Jr. Elected President of the International Association of Defense Counsel


Kopon Airdo, LLC is pleased to announce that Andrew Kopon Jr. has been elected to serve as the next President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC has a distinguished international membership of insurance and corporate lawyers and executives who are world leaders in their fields. Membership in the IADC is subject to a rigorous […]

Lynn S. Kopon Wins Asylum Case Before Immigration Court of the U.S. Department of Justice

Lynn Semptimphelter Kopon

Recently, Lynn S. Kopon was successful in obtaining asylum status for her pro bono clients, Karen H. and Victor P., before the Immigration Court of the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review in Chicago. Lynn successfully argued and presented evidence that the mother and her sixteen-year-old son were fleeing gang persecution […]

Mollie Werwas Presents at PRIMA Conference


On June 5 and 6, Mollie Werwas presented at the annual Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Conference, in Phoenix, Arizona.  Attendees at the conference included claims professionals and risk managers for municipalities, school districts, and other public entities from across the country.  Mollie presented three education sessions, on topics including spoliation of evidence, managing social […]

New Seventh Circuit Ruling on Sexual Orientation Under Title VII

Maureen Murphy

On April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first appellate circuit in the United States to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation amounts to sex discrimination as prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In doing so, the Seventh Circuit reversed […]

Andrew Kopon Jr. Wins Appeal Before U. S. Seventh Circuit


Andrew Kopon Jr. won an appeal before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on March 29, 2017.  The Court found in favor of all the defendants, including the private Catholic school, the school’s religious sponsor, and the school’s guidance counselor, and against the  seven plaintiffs in the case, who had alleged that the mandatory drug testing program at the […]

Legal Implications of Limiting or Monitoring Student and Employee Use of Social Media

On February 21, Michael Airdo will speak at the LaSallian Association of Secondary Schools Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Airdo will discuss the legal implications of limiting or monitoring student and employee use of social media, and offer recommendations as to the best practices, policies, and procedures for both schools and employers to handle […]

Harassment, Discrimination, Abusive Conduct & Retaliation in the Workplace


On April 14, 2016, Andrew Kopon Jr. and Maureen A. Murphy presented on Recognizing & Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, Abusive Conduct & Retaliation in the Workplace. They were panelists on a national webinar sponsored by the Christian Brothers Risk Pooling Trust. The audience consisted of religious institutes, colleges, universities, high schools, nursing homes and other catholic […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rule

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule regarding the salary level requirement for purposes of determining whether an employee is entitled to overtime compensation, even if that employee is considered an exempt employee by his/her employer. The Department of Labor’s Final Rule increases the salary level from $455/week […]

Data Security’s Weakest Links: Social Media and Human Error

Mollie N. Werwas

Mollie Werwas and Justin Evans, of Kopon Airdo, recently presented a webinar for the firm’s clients focusing on data security and social media, and provided advice and recommendations for organizations and entities that are navigating these issues.

Andrew Kopon Jr. Elected as Next President of the International Association of Defense Counsel


Kopon Airdo, LLC is pleased to announce that Andrew Kopon Jr. has been elected to serve as the next President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). …