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PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber is a Featured Panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Virtual Summit, Oct. 20

Rhode Island – October 14, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment lawyer and litigator, will be a featured panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Attorney Reeber will join a distinguished group of industry and business experts to discuss the most pressing health care issues including the fallout from vaccine mandates for health care workers and others in the state, improving health insurance and affordability and access for patients, primary care strategies and addressing mental health issue, particularly among health care workers. To learn more about the virtual Summit’s speakers and program, and to register...

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PLDO Partner Allan W. Fung to be a Featured Speaker on “Maximizing Use of American Rescue Plan Recovery Funds” at the RI Accountants & Auditors Conference

Rhode Island – September 29, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Allan W. Fung, a leading public policy and fiscal management attorney and former Mayor of the City of Cranston, will be a featured speaker on maximizing use of American Rescue Plan Recovery (ARPA) funds in local communities at the 23rd Annual Rhode Island Accountants & Auditors Conference on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The virtual event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and is hosted by the University of Rhode Island Office of Strategic Initiatives. For more information about the event speakers, continuing education credits, and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3zJWu1K. Attorney Fung will be joined by Jeff Stevens, CEM, MEP, VP of Emergency...

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PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to be a Featured Speaker on “Vaccine Mandates: Answers to Employer Questions” at a USI Insurance Services Webcast

Rhode Island – September 28, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business and employment lawyer and litigator, will be a featured speaker at a webcast on “Vaccine Mandates: Answers to Employer Questions” on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The virtual seminar is hosted by USI Insurance Services (USI). Attorney Lamoureux will be joined by USI’s Doug Person, SVP of Risk Control, Safety and Health in the company’s New England’s Technical Service Group of Claims, Analytics and Risk Control professionals. To learn more and to register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/3m05CtY. Attorney Lamoureux and Mr. Person will provide insight on employer concerns...

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PLDO Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 – Principals Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Areas

Rhode Island – August 19, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) is pleased to announce that ten attorneys in multiple practice areas have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the Providence/Metro Region and Massachusetts. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch by practice area and geographic location by conducting peer reviews in which hundreds of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch attorneys are those lawyers recognized for their “outstanding professional excellence” who have been practicing for less than 10 years. In addition, the firm announced that two PLDO principals,...

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PLDO Partner Allan W. Fung Will Present “Best Practices For Using COVID-19 Fiscal Recovery Funds” to Rhode Island City and Town Executives

Rhode Island – June 14, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Allan W. Fung, a leading public policy and fiscal management attorney and former Mayor of the City of Cranston, will present a webinar on “Best Practices for Using Your Local COVID Fiscal Recovery Funds” to Rhode Island city and town executives on June 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (EDT).  Joining Attorney Fung for the live webcast is Jeff Stevens, CEM, MEP, VP of Emergency Management for iParametrics, LLC. The online seminar, hosted by the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, will cover the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, including details and examples of eligible uses in four categories – public health and economic impacts, public...

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PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to be a Featured Panelist at the 10th Annual ASA Equipment Valuation Virtual Conference

Rhode Island – June 2, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business and employment lawyer and leading voice on social and digital media law, will be a featured panelist during the 10th Annual ASA Equipment Valuation Virtual Conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Attorney Lamoureux’s presentation on “Social Media For Appraisers: Traps and Tips” will begin at 2:35 p.m. and address the benefits, pitfalls and legal risks of using social media as part of an appraiser’s business strategy and offer best practice techniques to avoid unintended negative consequences.  For information on the ASA’s annual event, please visit...

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PLDO Attorneys Honored with “Professional Excellence in Law” Awards by Rhode Island Monthly

Rhode Island – June 2, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced that several PLDO attorneys in multiple practice areas have been honored with a 2021 “Professional Excellence in Law” award by Rhode Island Monthly. The recognition is based on peer evaluation and professional achievement, and distinguishes the honorees as among the top 5% of Rhode Island lawyers.  Attorneys and their practice area for which they were recognized include the following: Gene M. Carlino, Partner – Wills, Trusts and Estates Kas R. DeCarvalho, Partner – Business Law William P. Devereaux, Principal – Criminal Defense Matthew A. Lopes Jr., Principal – Government and Administrative William E. O'Gara, Principal – Labor and Employment Founded in...

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PLDO Employment Lawyers To Host Free “Navigating COVID-19 Vaccination Issues in the Workplace” Webinar on June 23

Rhode Island – May 19, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) partners and prominent employment lawyers and litigators Brian J. Lamoureux and Matthew C. Reeber will host a free webinar entitled, “One Shot Or Two? How Employers Should Navigate Vaccination Issues in the Workplace” on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from noon to 1:00 p.m. (EDT). The two attorneys will cover legal issues facing employers regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees and if mandating vaccines is allowable under the law. They will also provide guidance to employers about the evolving state and federal compliance requirements, how best to address issues such as requesting proof of vaccination for current employees or new hires, and other workplace...

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PLDO Attorney Joshua J. Butera is a Featured Speaker on “M&A Due Diligence: Latest Trends and Developments”

Rhode Island – April 8, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) business attorney Joshua J. Butera will be a featured speaker during a national webinar on “The Growing Importance of M&A Due Diligence: Latest Trends and Developments You Should Know” on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). The virtual seminar is hosted by The Knowledge Group, and will cover best practices and strategies for successful acquisitions, tips on how to conduct effective due diligence to complete deals and avoid costly surprises, and address new challenges and issues in M&A transactions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more details about the webinar and for complimentary registration as a PLDO guest, please log onto...

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Former U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman Joins Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Rhode Island – April 1, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced today that Aaron L. Weisman, former United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island and Chief of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s criminal appeals unit for over 25 years, has joined the firm as a Partner, effective Monday, April 5, 2021. “Aaron is a highly accomplished trial and appellate attorney and distinguished public servant with deep roots in Rhode Island,” said Gary R. Pannone, PLDO Managing Principal. “His reputation is impeccable both as U.S. Attorney and Chief Appellate Prosecutor in the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General, where he was counsel of record in more than 900 published Rhode Island Supreme Court cases.  His...

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