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Kopon Airdo Congratulates Andrew Kopon Jr. on being recognized by his peers in the 2018 Leading Lawyer Publication. Andy’s impressive results have earned him a reputation as one of the leading trial lawyers in the city of Chicago and around the country. Congratulations Andy! Click here to view the full article.
Andrew Kopon Jr., Immediate Past President of the International Association of Defense Counsel Recently Completed His One-Year Term of Office as the President of the IADC
Andrew Kopon Jr., Immediate Past President of the International Association of Defense Counsel, recently completed his one-year term of office as the President of the IADC at its Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. His focus during his year at the helm of the prestigious IADC was on the Rule of Law, Diversity and Inclusion, and […]
Michael A. Airdo and Lori Airdo address the “First-Timers” at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel in Lisbon, Portugal
Michael and Lori Airdo served as the Chairs of the “First-Timers” program for the IADC at its Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Michael and Lori were pleased to welcome twenty-eight IADC members to their first IADC major meeting. They coordinated exciting programs to welcome the IADC members and their families to the IADC.
Colette L. Kopon and Michael A. Airdo won a major victory in Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois on August 1, 2018. The Court found in favor of all parties objecting to a proposed settlement between the Trustee and an insurance carrier that would have otherwise enjoined the objecting parties from pursuing their […]
Employer-Employee Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable and Are Not Prohibited by the National Labor Relations Act
By Maureen A. Murphy On Monday, May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch in the case of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of “one-on-one” arbitration agreements between employers and employees. These types of arbitration agreements prohibit employees from bringing class action suits to challenge […]
Qualified Immunity or an Absolute Shield? How the United States Supreme Court Has Signaled a Shift in Protection of Officers in Excessive Force Claims
By Calvin A. Townsend II As the United States Supreme Court’s current term draws to a close, we can expect to see a number of important opinions issued by the Court over the next 30 days. The Court recently issued its decision on the scope of the qualified immunity doctrine, and this opinion seems to […]
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST, Kopon Airdo, LLC will present our Complimentary Webinar: Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace. While more and more states are legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes, marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, creating challenges for employers. In this webinar, Maureen Murphy and Colette […]
By Matthew F. Liebert Increasingly, long term care facilities across the United States are faced with a conundrum when a resident has been authorized under state law to use medical cannabis. Although a majority of states currently have legalized some form of cannabis for medical use, cannabis is still illegal under federal law. Therefore, facilities […]