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Complimentary Webinar: Nursing Home Best Practices for Charting, Care Plans, and Incident Reports

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Kopon Airdo, LLC  presented our Complimentary Webinar, Nursing Home Best Practices for Charting, Care Plans, and Incident Reports.  While nursing home documents should be the key to a winning defense, too often, they end up being used against the facility when a lawsuit is filed.  Errors in documentation can sabotage […]

Kopon Airdo Selected to Present at 2017 FETTI Conference

Mollie Werwas was selected by the National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) to present its National FETTI Annual Conference, on October 5, 2017, at the Union League Club in Chicago, Illinois. Mollie presented a session entitled, “The Dog Ate My Policy: Determining Coverage When the Policy is Lost,” that addressed the perspectives of both […]

Enforcing Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Resident Contracts

The United States Supreme Court decision of Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark, along with federal regulatory action, has cleared the way for nursing homes in Illinois to adopt enforceable arbitration agreements as part of standard resident contracts.  For nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, these developments, which void prior prohibitions on arbitration agreements, allow […]

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 […]

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

Michael A. Airdo

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 […]

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.