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DOL Provides Opinions on Non-Discretionary Bonuses, Per-Project Payments, and Public Agency FMLA Eligibility

January 10, 2020

On Tuesday, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued three opinion letters regarding Fair…

Federal Bank Regulators Provide Important Clarity to Banks with Hemp Customers

December 4, 2019

On December 3, 2019, a group of key federal banking regulators — the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve…

Major Cannabis Updates: MORE Act and 2020 New Jersey Ballot Question

November 21, 2019

There are two major updates in the cannabis world this week. First, on November 20, the U.S. House of Representatives…

First Circuit Issues Noteworthy Decision

November 15, 2019

Edward L. Schnitzer spoke at Montgomery McCracken’s 2019 Higher Education Forum about parental bankruptcy making tuition payments subject to return…


Bylined Articles

What The Federal Green Light on Hemp Means For Banks

December 11, 2019

By Kelly K. Huff

Many banks have hesitated or refused to work with hemp companies due to uncertainty about the interplay between the legality…

Heightened Standard for Imposition of Civil Contempt Sanctions Arising from Violation of Discharge Order

November 27, 2019

American Bankruptcy Institute
By David M. Banker and Edward L. Schnitzer

On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision in Taggart v. Lorenzen concluding that a court…

Illness to Wellness: Improving Mental Health With Physical Fitness

November 18, 2019

Philadelphia Bar Reporter
By Ernest D. Holtzheimer

An unpopular opinion amongst those of us in the legal profession is that even the busiest lawyers can make time…

New Jersey Law Journal “Diverse Attorneys of the Year”: Fabiana Pierre-Louis

October 30, 2019

New Jersey Law Journal
By Fabiana Pierre-Louis

Fabiana Pierre-Louis was the first woman of color to serve as attorney-in-charge of the Trenton branch of the U.S. Attorney’s…

In the News

Two women say Philly’s most venerable arts school mishandled their sexual assaults. Years later, the case is still rattling the institution.

December 2, 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Anna Orso

In the spring of 2016, two undergraduates at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts told school officials that…

Montgomery McCracken Boosts Litigation Group In Philly

November 5, 2019

By Mike Curley

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP announced Tuesday that it is boosting its litigation department with a new partner with…

‘Be Fearless,’ ‘We Are Out Here,’ and Other Insights From the Law Journal’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year

October 30, 2019

New Jersey Law Journal
By David Gialanella and Juliette Gillespie

This year’s honorees took the time to share their insights on their legal careers, managing and mentorship, diversity in the…

Potential Expansion of Athletic Programs’ Duty of Care to Student-Athletes and New Limitations to Waivers of Liability: Lessons Learned from Feleccia v. Lackawanna College

October 25, 2019

Sports Litigation Alert

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has the possibility of expanding athletic programs’ duty of care to student-athletes and limiting…

Press Releases

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

January 6, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce Ernest D. Holtzheimer was elected Vice Chair of both the Business…

Alfred W. Zaher Appointed as an At-Large Director of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia

December 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that its Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Alfred W. Zaher has…

Ernest D. Holtzheimer Named to Rowan University’s 2019 “30 under-40 Alumni” List

November 26, 2019

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Ernest D. Holtzheimer has been named to Rowan University’s 2019 “30 under-40 Alumni”…

Montgomery McCracken Creates Innovative Litigation Counseling Program for Clients

November 18, 2019

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the launch of a new litigation counseling program, to be offered to firm clients…