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Pennsylvania Courts Get One Step Closer to Reviewing Employee Termination Based on Medical Marijuana Use

February 15, 2019

Almost one year after Pennsylvania first permitted the use of medical marijuana, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued its first…

The Cannabis Industry: The Future of a Cash Only Business

February 11, 2019

With a new Democratic majority in the United States House of Representatives, it is likely that we will see increased…

Yik Yak Yuck: 4th Circuit Broadens Potential Title IX Liability

December 20, 2018

According to a Court of Appeals decision issued on December 19, 2018, Universities may now face Title IX liability for…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds PA Employers Have an Affirmative Duty to Protect Employee Data

November 28, 2018

By Michael B. Hayes and Kelly K. Huff

As the calendar year begins to wind down, employers across the Commonwealth need to perk up.  On November 21, 2018,…


Private Business Counsel

New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners
January 17, 2019

Bylined Articles

Comparison of Euro. Competition, U.S. Antitrust Laws

February 22, 2019

There is a divergence between European and U.S. competition law governing private rights of action, collective actions, resale price maintenance,…

New Incentive to Invest in Distressed Communities

January 11, 2019

Philadelphia Bar Reporter
By Ernest D. Holtzheimer

“Qualified Opportunity Zones” were introduced just one year ago by the 2017 tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,…

New rules for nursing home administrators put residents at risk

December 6, 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Mara I. Smith

Over the last 12 months, both the federal and Pennsylvania governments have taken actions that could significantly impact safety at…

When Expert Testimony Is Required to Prove Allegations of Online Misconduct

December 4, 2018

For The Defense | Vol. 3, Issue 4
By John J. Powell and James M. Becker

Your client is accused of engaging in misconduct on the Internet. Does your opponent need to call an expert witness…

In the News

Court Silences Woman Who Spoke Out About Grandchild’s Abuse in Philadelphia Foster Care

November 28, 2018

The Legal Intelligencer
By P.J. D'Annunzio

Virginia McKale, who was featured in an October Legal Intelligencer article about systemic problems in Philadelphia’s child welfare system in…

What Betsy DeVos’ new sexual misconduct regulations mean for victims, the accused, and schools

November 16, 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Anna Orso

The Trump administration on Friday announced an overhaul to how schools deal with allegations of sexual misconduct, drastically narrowing the…

Pa. Firms Active in Industrywide IP Hiring Spree

October 8, 2018

The Legal Intelligencer
By Lizzy McLellan

It’s been an active year for intellectual property hiring across the country, and Pennsylvania firms are no exception to the…

Montgomery McCracken Adds Kramer Levin IP Atty In Philly

September 25, 2018

By Matthew Santoni

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP has expanded its new Philadelphia-based intellectual property department with the addition of one of…

Press Releases

Montgomery McCracken Launches Cannabis Law Practice Group

January 24, 2019

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the launch of its Cannabis Law Practice Group. The group is dedicated to providing…

Ernest D. Holtzheimer Elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Business Law Section and Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association

December 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce Ernest D. Holtzheimer was elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Business…

Stephen G. Rhoads and John M. Myers Speak at the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics Conference

December 4, 2018

Philadelphia, PA –Stephen G. Rhoads and John M. Myers, members of Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department, spoke at the Pennsylvania Association…

Partner Bree Archambault Elected to the Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of Back on My Feet

November 20, 2018

Philadelphia, PA –Bree Archambault, a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department, has been elected to the Advisory Board of the…