Timothy D. Charlesworth
Dec. 7, 2017

FLB Advises Manufacturers About Data Breach Response Plans

At the recent Manufacturers Resource Center cybersecurity event. Timothy C. Charlesworth and Kenneth R. Charette advised local manufacturers about the steps to take following a data breach, including the development of response plans.  According to the Breach Level Index, more than 5 millions records a day are lost or stolen, and once a breach is discovered, […]

Dec. 6, 2017

FLB Recognized by PA Law for Inclusion of Woman Attorneys  

PA Law’s Annual Report on the Legal Profession identified Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) as one of the 100 Largest Firms in Pennsylvania. FLB was also ranked #14 statewide for its percentage of female attorneys. “The firm has had a long-standing commitment to the development and advancement of women,” said Joseph A. Bubba, co-managing […]

Dec. 4, 2017

FLB Helps “Lehigh Valley Live” Win Right-to-Know Law Case

Recently, Douglas J. Smillie, shareholder and Chair of the Litigation & Trial Practice group represented The Express-Times and lehighvalleylive.com in their Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) request to obtain surveillance video of an Easton Area School District teacher allegedly aggressively disciplining a student on a school bus. The case [Easton Area School District v. Miller, 191 A. 3d 75 (Pa. […]

Joshua A. Gildea
Dec. 1, 2017

New Bankruptcy Rules in Effect on December 1

Beginning December 1, 2017, several important changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect. There are significant modifications to the organization and wording of a number of Rules, but the most salient issues for creditors in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania are the new deadlines for filing proofs of claim and the […]

Nov. 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we thank you for your business and the success you have helped us achieve over the years. This year, in the spirit of giving, we made a substantial donation to a the Cancer Support Community of Greater Lehigh Valley. Their programs help people affected by cancer—survivors, caregivers, friends and family–regain control of their […]

Nov. 5, 2017

FLB Attorneys Participate in “Wills for Heroes”

On November 4, 2017, FLB Attorneys, Chris McLean, Abby Martin and Veronica DeAngelo volunteered their time to the “Wills for Heroes” event held at the Barristers Club in Allentown. The Wills for Heroes program provides vital legal documents free of charge to our nation’s veterans and first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of […]

Nov. 1, 2017

Register today for “The Business of Immigration”

Do you employ non-US workers? Do your competitors? We are a country of immigrants, yet we struggle to find the right balance between native and foreign-born residents and workers. This immigration conflict affects your business and community every day. Join FLB, The Small Business Development Council of the Lehigh Valley and The World Trade Club […]

Sep. 27, 2017

Patent Venue Standard in Sharp Focus

The confluence of recent patent opinions from the Federal Circuit and the District of Delaware looks to be bringing the standard for patent venue, post-TC Heartland, into sharp focus. Last week the Federal Circuit held in In re Cray (17-129) that Eastern District of Texas judge Gilstrap abused his discretion when he refused transfer of […]

Sep. 18, 2017

Maraleen D. Shields Named to LVCC Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Lehigh Valley Children’s Center, Inc. (LVCC) has named Maraleen D. Shields to its Board of Directors. LVCC, a not-for-profit organization, has been providing high quality early education and child care to promote health child development, meet the needs of families, and encourage children to discover the […]

Sep. 18, 2017

Employers Must Use New I-9 As of Today

Just a reminder … as we noted previously, the government has issued a new I-9 Form and, as of today, it must be used by all employers. The newest I-9, which was released on July 17, 2017, became mandatory on September 18, 2017. The new form is available from the USCIS website. Most of the […]