Stevens & Lee Attorneys Present at Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Litigation CLE Institute
PHILADELPHIA and READING, PA, March 15, 2018 – Stevens & Lee Shareholders Joseph E. Wolfson and Julie E. Ravis presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Litigation Continuing Legal Education Institute held in Philadelphia, PA, on February 15, 2018.
Joined by Kelly Huller, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Globus Medical, Inc., Mr. Wolfson and Ms. Ravis presented “Alternative Fee Arrangements: Considerations for In-House and Outside Counsel.” The presentation covered the benefits of using alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), the applicability of AFAs to various practices, the different types of AFAs and things to consider before selecting an AFA structure. The attorneys also provided information on evaluating the success of these types of arrangements and ways to collaborate to achieve favorable results.
Mr. Wolfson is Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Group. He concentrates his practice in corporate and complex litigation, including antitrust, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and consumer fraud disputes. Mr. Wolfson has served as lead counsel representing clients in a wide variety of matters, including class actions and internal investigations. He has successfully tried numerous antitrust and intellectual property disputes to verdict including cases involving patent licensing, trade name infringement, trade dress infringement and the nation’s first outsourced E-911 emergency response system. Mr. Wolfson is a former state prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
He has a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
Ms. Ravis concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on litigation involving financial products and services. Her clients include financial services companies, broker-dealers, insurance companies, publicly traded corporations and private companies. She also represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, including contractual disputes, fraud, shareholder derivative claims and breach of fiduciary duty, and ERISA litigation. Ms. Ravis’ experience includes state and federal court litigation, FINRA arbitrations and regulatory investigations involving the SEC, FINRA and state agencies.
She has a J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School and a B.B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.