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Kopka Pinkus Dolin Announces Seven New Shareholders!
Kopka Pinkus Dolin is pleased to announce seven new Shareholders to the firm. Each individual has exemplified excellence in their craft, made significant contributions to the firm’s stability, growth, and reputation, and embrace our core values. Their leadership and work ethic have helped make KPD a successful and award-winning firm with locations in Illinois,… Read More »
Kopka Pinkus Dolin Announces Eleven New Partners!
Kopka Pinkus Dolin is pleased to announce eleven new Partners to the firm. Each individual has exemplified excellence in their craft, made significant contributions to the firm’s stability, growth, and reputation, and embrace our core values. Their leadership and work ethic have helped make KPD a successful and award-winning firm with locations in Illinois,… Read More »
Michigan Update – Changes in the Case Evaluation Process and Its Impact on Litigation
As of January 1, 2022, The Michigan Supreme Court eliminated the mandatory case evaluation requirement for all tort cases in Michigan courts, per its amendments to Michigan Court Rule 2.403. Most notably, the parties can opt-out of the case evaluation process, and instead agree to use a private Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, such… Read More »
KPD Revamps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative
According to Corliss McDowell, Vice Chairperson for the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, working remotely, and through a number of challenges solidified the need to reengage diversity initiatives. McDowell believes that the last year has tested us, both personally and professionally and invigorating the current D&I program will inspire innovation and collaboration and… Read More »
Welcome CFO Jeff Kulbago to the Team!
Kopka Pinkus Dolin would like to welcome Jeff Kulbago as the chief financial officer where he will manage the firm’s finances, record-keeping, and reporting. He graduated from John Carroll University in Ohio with a degree in management and obtained an advanced accounting certification from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. Before joining Kopka Pinkus Dolin, he… Read More »
Illinois Update – Current Trends in Cook County Courts
Recently, Cook County Judges have provided various updates specifically concerning the state of jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Cook County Law Division, or for matters in which a Plaintiff’s prayer for relief exceeds $50,000.00, an assigned Motion Judge presides over a case throughout its pendency until the time of trial. The… Read More »
President Biden announces COVID-19 Mandate for Federal Employees and Large Employers
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced the most sweeping COVID-19 vaccination requirements to date. The President issued an Executive Order mandating that all federal employees be vaccinated or risk progressive discipline and/or the loss of their job. The President also directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule requiring… Read More »
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees – What employers need to know
With the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the issue of vaccination requirements has been on the forefront of the media. Employers across the country will need to consider whether a mandatory vaccination policy is appropriate for their business. Employers may implement mandatory vaccine policies The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has… Read More »