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Attorney Roxanne Zhilo Guest Speaker at The Technology Round Table on the Legal Side of Social Media and Internet Presence

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 30, 2017: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (WGP) is pleased to announce that Roxanne Zhilo, Esq. was a guest speaker at The Technology Round Table on June 20, 2017. he Technology Round Table is a monthly event held at the Pyramid Club, which is hosted by Alexander Garaschenko, CEO and founder of Doodle Applications. The event brings together CIO’s, CTO’s, and other members of the Tech Community to discuss, educate, and update one another on various topics of interest. Ms. Zhilo presented “The Legal Side of Social Media and Internet Presence: Liabilities, Risks, Benefits, Ethical Considerations, and How It May Lead to or Effect Potential Litigation.”

Ms. Zhilo practices in the firm’s Civil Litigation department. Much of her practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters, particularly in the areas of consumer fraud, personal injury, employment law, civil rights, and small contract matters. Ms. Zhilo works closely with Partner Harry J. Kane, Jr. in connection with the investigation of civil claims, legal research, aiding clients in navigation through the legal system, preparing discovery, and organizing evidence in anticipation of trial. Ms. Zhilo also functions as a liaison between the firm and digital forensics companies in matters involving large data sets, electronic discovery, and various forms of litigation technology.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Zhilo graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2014. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Zhilo graduated with a degree in Strategic and Organizational Communications from Temple University (cum laude, 2011). As a bilingual daughter of political refugees who fled the former USSR to escape religious persecution, Ms. Zhilo makes it a point to give back and be an active member of her community. She participates in various charitable organizations and sits on the Alumni Board of the Chabad at Temple University.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.

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Four WGP Attorneys Selected to 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 14, 2017: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (WGP), is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are named the Super Lawyers list.

Attorneys named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list:

Attorney Patricia V. Pierce, was also recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women lawyers in Pennsylvania, and named to the Philadelphia Top 100 list.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of state and federal criminal defense, employment law, civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.

Attorney Patricia V. Pierce Serves as Panelist at Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession 24th Annual Conference

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Philadelphia, PA – June 11, 2017: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (WGP) is pleased to announce that Patricia Pierce was a panelist at the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP) 24th Annual Conference on May 11, 2017. The panel presentation was a discussion of the book by Gillian Thomas titled “Because of Sex” which traces the historical development of the law in the advancement of employment rights for women since the passage of Title VII.

Patricia heads the firm’s Employment Law Practice and co-chairs the Civil Rights Practice. She represents employees and consumers in individual, classand collective civil litigation in employment, civil rights and consumer protection matters. In addition, Patricia provides advice, training and representation to select small businesses and non-profit corporations in EEO and personnel matters. She is a frequent author and lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and a past President of the Board of Directors of Women Organized against Rape.

Patricia began her legal career as a criminal lawyer with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she represented indigent criminal defendants in matters ranging from retail theft to rape and attempted murder. She has remained committed to advocating for the rights of others, having represented victims of sexual assaults, police abuse, workplace discrimination and civil rights violations. Among her career highlights, Patricia secured a $2.5 million verdict on behalf of a sales manager who was sexually harassed at work; a $300,000 verdict for a client who was subjected to ethnic harassment; and with Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores criminal defense lawyer James Funt, a $4 million verdict against the University of Pennsylvania on behalf of a former School of Dental Medicine faculty member; as well as numerous other notable verdicts and settlements. Patricia received her undergraduate and law degrees from Rutgers College of Arts & Sciences (B.A. 1973, magna cum laude) and Rutgers School of Law (J.D. 1976, magna cum laude), respectively.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.

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Attorney Roxanne Zhilo Joins Firm as Associate

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 9, 2017: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (WGP) is pleased to announce that Roxanne Zhilo, Esq. has joined the firm as an Associate.

Ms. Zhilo practices in the firm’s Civil Litigation department. Much of her practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters, particularly in the areas of consumer fraud, personal injury, employment law, civil rights, and small contract matters. Ms. Zhilo works closely with Partner Harry J. Kane, Jr. in connection with the investigation of civil claims, legal research, aiding clients in navigation through the legal system, preparing discovery, and organizing evidence in anticipation of trial. Ms. Zhilo also functions as a liaison between the firm and digital forensics companies in matters involving large data sets, electronic discovery, and various forms of litigation technology.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Zhilo graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2014. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Zhilo graduated with a degree in Strategic and Organizational Communications from Temple University (cum laude, 2011). She obtained concentrations in Public Relations and Rhetorical Studies. As a bilingual daughter of political refugees who fled the former USSR to escape religious persecution, Ms. Zhilo makes it a point to give back and be an active member of her community. She participates in various charitable organizations and sits on the Alumni Board of the Chabad at Temple University. A product of the Philadelphia Public Schools, Ms. Zhilo understands the valuable role her art and music education played in her development. As such, Ms. Zhilo is a big supporter of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a Young Member of the Philadelphia Art Museum, as well as a member of several theaters.

Ms. Zhilo’s diverse background provides her with a unique perspective. Her extensive experience brought her to Greenblatt Pierce Funt & Flores in February 2015, when she began working as our Civil Litigation Case Manager. As an Associate, in addition to her legal work, Ms. Zhilo continues to work with Senior Partners and Management to create and implement more efficient ways of managing client files and streamlining litigation processes by incorporating new technologies where applicable.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.

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Three DuPont Workers Urge Supreme Court to Deny 3rd Circuit Overtime Offsetting Appeal

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New York, PA – May 3, 2017: Three DuPont workers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to deny E.I. du Pont de Nemours’ petition for certiorari. The petition requests a review of the Third Circuit’s decision that states DuPont is not permitted to evade overtime pay for time spent at work, before and after an employee’s shift, because the company paid them for meal breaks.

The facts of the case are as follows: Three workers at a DuPont plant in Pennsylvania are seeking compensation for time spent donning and doffing their gear before and after their shifts. DuPont requested the case be dismissed on grounds that DuPont’s policy provides paid meal breaks which could be used to offset time spent donning and doffing. In 2014, a trial judge ruled that the amount of paid non-work time exceeded the unpaid work time the employees were seeking compensation for, ultimately agreeing with DuPont and tossing out the case. On appeal, the Third Circuit Judge concluded that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) did not authorize the offsetting. Most recently, DuPont filed a petition for certiorari, asking the Supreme Court to rely on rulings in Williams v. Jacksonville Terminal Co. and Christensen v. Harris County. These Supreme Court decisions establish practices not specifically barred by the FLSA, such as using meal pay as a credit for overtime pay owed, as valid. The workers argue that DuPont’s petition misstate the Williams and Christensen rulings. It is also noted that the company failed to cite these rulings in support of its argument in the district court or in its appeal, therefore waiving the right to do so now.

The three DuPont workers are represented by Patricia Pierce of Greenblatt Pierce Funt & Flores, LLC and Thomas More Marrone of MoreMarrone LLC.

Attorney Patricia Pierce said, “These people have waited a very long time for this case to be resolved.” She hopes the Supreme Court will swiftly deny DuPont’s cert.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt Pierce Funt & Flores, LLC is an established, full-service law firm with experience attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.

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Ronald L. Greenblatt Presents on the Business of Criminal Defense

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Philadelphia, PA – March 29, 2017: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (WGP) is pleased to announce that co-founder and managing partner Ronald L. Greenblatt presented on “The Business of Criminal Defense,” at an interactive panel discussion engaging young lawyers with seasoned criminal defense practitioners for perspective and guidance on building an ethical, successful criminal defense practice in the 21st Century. The event was hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Greenblatt is co-founder and managing partner of the firm. One of Philadelphia’s most successful criminal defense attorneys, he has successfully litigated over 1,000 criminal law trials in the Philadelphia region, covering Pennsylvania and New Jersey, on charges ranging from homicide, homicide by vehicle, sexual assault, serious drug offenses, fraud and other white collar crimes, Internet crimes, DUI, DWI, driving under the influence, insanity defense cases and complex civil rights cases.

A recipient of the prestigious AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Greenblatt is ranked as one of the preeminent lawyers as judged by lawyers and judges in the criminal law field. For the last few years, he was selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. A founding member and Master of the Philadelphia Inn of Criminal Court, Mr. Greenblatt is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Defender Association of the Philadelphia Alumni Association. Mr. Greenblatt is a member of the Philadelphia and Camden County Bar Associations. A graduate of Rutgers University (1984), Mr. Greenblatt received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 1987.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.

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