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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Attorney of the Week
Charles W. Spitz

Charles W. Spitz is a Principal in  Post & Schell’s Casualty Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Hospitality & Retail Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing members of the hospitality industry in a variety of legal disputes in both state and federal court. His clients include local and national food & hospitality companies, including hotel chains, management groups, and restaurants, as well as a variety of retail companies. Mr. Spitz has defended hospitality, restaurant, and retail clients against general and premises liability, negligent security, foodborne illness, bed bug, and liquor liability claims. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to investigating serious accidents and violent conduct prior to suit and counseling clients on security issues, risk management, and best practices. He has successfully represented his clients at trial in an array of complex litigation matters in both the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Spitz also lectures to industry professionals on various aspects and developments in Pennsylvania tort law. Mr. Spitz was selected for inclusion in the 2006 and 2011 editions of Philadelphia Magazine’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. From 2013 – 2019, Mr. Spitz has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (top 5%) by his peers as published by American Lawyer Media and Philadelphia Magazine. For information about these selections and an overview of common third-party publications, rankings, and lists methodologies

Law Firm of the Week
Murchison & Cumming

Murchison & Cumming is an AV-rated AmLaw 500 “Go To” law firm for litigation in California and Nevada.  We represent domestic and international businesses, insurers, professionals and individuals in litigated, non-litigated and transactional matters.  With more than 80 attorneys in our six offices, we are large enough to provide clients with the resources of a large firm while ensuring the level of personalized service one would expect to receive from a small firm, including being able to respond quickly to client emergencies, cutting edge legal issues and developments in the law. We are known and respected trial attorneys and have an appellate record that includes precedent-setting decisions.

Founded by R. Bruce Murchison in 1930, we value our reputation for excellence. Our attorneys have a history of service as leaders in a variety of legal, industry and community organizations, and are known for enjoying a high rate of success on summary judgment motions, at trial and on appeal. As a firm, we are committed to early evaluation and resolution of disputes, while at the same time being prepared to aggressively and effectively defend a case at trial.

Deloitte
Company of the Week
Deloitte

We believe that we’re only as good as the good we do. All the facts and figures that talk to our size and diversity and years of history, as notable and important as they may be, are secondary to the truest measure of Deloitte: The impact we make in the world. So, when people ask, “What’s different about Deloitte?” the answer resides in the many specific examples of where we have helped Deloitte member firm clients, our people, and sections of society to achieve remarkable goals, solve complex problems, or make meaningful progress. Deeper still, it’s in the beliefs, behaviors, and fundamental sense of purpose that underpin all that we do. With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organization has grown in scale and diversity—approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing audit & assurance, tax, legal, risk and financial advisory and consulting services—yet our shared culture remains the same.

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Our CONVERGE BLOG focuses on legal, safety, and security challenges for Hospitality, Travel, Travel Vendors and Corporate Travel Buyers as individuals and businesses.
Our blog features exclusive content from our contributors, who collectively represent the full spectrum of hospitality law, risk management and comprehensive duty of care solutions.

Safety Tips to Prevent Ladder Injuries in Your Hotel

Ladders are a common tool utilized by the maintenance and engineering staff in nearly every hotel. They enable personnel to reach high places for a variety of reasons such as hanging banners, changing light bulbs, checking sprinkler heads, dusting high areas, accessing roof areas, and so much more. Yet, each year there are more than ...
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Global Mobile Consumer Survey: U.S. Edition

Are U.S. consumers apathetic about apps? When it comes to smartphones, could bigger be better? How do consumers feel about the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend? When choosing a mobile device, how great a consideration is price? The results aren’t what you might think – and keeping abreast of ever-changing consumer preferences is key ...
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Securing Your Next Big Meeting or Conference: 5 Tips on Event & Site Security

1428Executive Summary: Event Security and Site Protection Conferences, meetings, and tradeshows can be a great way for organizations to showcase themselves to the public, discuss important issues, and boost employee morale. However, high profile events can present operational and reputational risks if they are not conducted effectively. Security issues, in particular, can hamper operations and ...
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Coup in Egypt: Brief Analysis and Travel Warning

After ideological clashes between the Egyptian populace and President Mohammed Morsi, the military staged a coup on July 3rd and deposed Morsi. The new authorities have also targeted many leaders within the Muslim Brotherhood, imprisoning several and conducting surveillance on others. The military has appointed a judge as Egypt’s interim leader, and promised the people ...
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