Christopher Lucca joined Ansa Assuncao in August of 2015 after completing a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno of the USDC for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2013 where he was an Associate Editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. Mr. Lucca is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and works at the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Justin Thompson joined Ansa Assuncao in August 2015, after serving in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG) for over five years, attaining the rank of Captain. In addition to his military duties, Mr. Thompson was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Case Western Law School in 2008 where he served on the law review. Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and works at the firm’s White Plains, NY, office.
Deanna Collins joined Ansa Assuncao as an associate in June 2015 after serving several years as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Paul E. Davison, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. She was the Valedictorian of Pace University School of Law, where she earned her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Collins served as the Executive Productions Editor of the Pace Law Review. Ms. Collins is admitted to practice in New York, and works at the firm’s White Plains, NY, office.
Matthew J. Meyer of Ansa Assuncao LLP Presents on Non-Competition Agreements
On March 25, 2015, Matthew J. Meyer of the Tampa office of Ansa Assuncao LLP presented to the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, on the subject of When, Where and How to Enforce Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreements Against Former Employees: Practical Considerations and Best Practices. Mr. Meyer regularly assists business clients with issues related to the review, analysis and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Attorneys Matt Meyer and Tyler Derr Published in the American Bar Association Publication The Franchise Lawyer.
Matthew J. Meyer and Tyler J. Derr, both residents in the Tampa office of Ansa Assuncao, LLP, have been published in the American Bar Association's Winter 2015 Edition of The Franchise Lawyer with their article They Are Violating the Preliminary Injunction, Now What? The article provides pragmatic solutions and best practices for seeking to enforce a preliminary injunction through civil contempt proceedings. A copy of the article may be found here.
Ansa Assuncao LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of John P. Mueller to partner
Ansa Assuncao LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of John P. Mueller to partner. Mr. Mueller’s extensive experience in complex litigation has contributed significantly to the firm’s success as he provides our commercial clients with a broad range of legal expertise and practical advice. His defense and trial practice on behalf of small, privately-held businesses as well as large, public, multi-national companies in various sectors has been an integral part of the firm’s legal team. Resident in the firm’s New Jersey office, Mr. Mueller is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Announces Move of its Maryland/DC Office
Ansa Assuncao, LLP is pleased to announce the move of its Maryland/DC office. The new office location address is 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300, Columbia, Maryland 21044, Phone: (443) 539-7788 /Fax: (443) 539-7781. The office will be the new home for Office Managing Partner Jennifer Wright Schick, Associate Heather Williams, and Of Counsel Arthur Fergenson.
Wall Street Journal, Noticias (Argentina) and Liberation (France) Interview Ansa Assuncao Senior Counsel on Argentina Debt-Dispute Judge
Arthur Fergenson, senior counsel to the Firm, was law clerk in his first year on the Bench to Thomas P. Griesa, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Judge Griesa is presiding over the dispute between Argentina and certain holders of its debt who chose not to accept a deal offered by Argentina some years ago. Judge Griesa has ruled that the debt holders must be paid in full according to the terms of the bonds before any of the settling bondholders can receive their funds. His recent rulings have infuriated Argentina and the resulting refusal of its current government to abide by this ruling, affirmed by the Second Circuit and not taken for review by the Supreme Court, has caused Argentina to default on its obligations. The saga has played out on an international stage, and reporters from the Wall Street Journal, the Argentine newsweekly Noticias, and the French newspaper Liberation, have interviewed Mr. Fergenson about Judge Griesa. The comments published went beyond Mr. Fergenson’s remembrances of his former boss’s integrity and diligence to include observations about the American judicial system and litigation strategy. The Noticias article may be found at pp.30-31 at http://www.scribd.com/doc/235704863/Noticias-2014-08-02. The Wall Street Journal article is at http://online.wsj.com/articles/argentine-debt-crunch-puts-u-s-judge-in-focus-1406660549. The Liberation article is at https://fr.news.yahoo.com/l-imperturbable-juge-d%C3%A9fie-l-argentine-174622905.html
Arthur Fergenson of Ansa Assuncao, LLP Quoted in BNA Article Regarding Personal Jurisdiction
On January 20, 2014, Arthur F. Fergenson, counsel with Ansa Assuncao LLP, was quoted by Bloomberg BNA's Product Safety & Liability Reporter in an article regarding personal jurisdiction and the stream of commerce theory, as addressed by the United States Supreme Court in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011). Mr. Fergenson, along with several other attorneys from the firm's New Jersey and Maryland offices, served as counsel for J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. and secured an important victory in a case that for the first time in 24 years brought before the Supreme Court the contours of the defendant's liberty right to be free from personal jurisdiction in a state where the defendant had no deliberate contacts. A copy of the article is available here.
Ken Burden joined Ansa Assuncao in November as an Associate in the New Jersey office, licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Ken Burden joined Ansa Assuncao in November as an Associate in the New Jersey office, licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His past experience includes working as a Deputy Attorney General in the Appellate Bureau of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and clerking for the Honorable Joseph F. Lisa, the presiding judge of the New Jersey Appellate Division. Ken has has extensive appellate experience, having argued cases before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Jeremy Kopp joined Ansa Assuncao in October as an Associate in the Ohio office
Jeremy Kopp joined Ansa Assuncao in October as an Associate in the Ohio office. A recent graduate of Capital University Law School, he is licensed to practice law in Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from The Ohio State University.
Ansa Assuncao LLP Partner Selected as Top Rated Lawyer in New York
Robert Assuncao, a founding partner of Ansa Assuncao LLP, has received the distinguished honor of being selected as one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers by the publication issued by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
Ansa Assuncao LLP Selected as Legal Leader in New Jersey Litigation, Appellate Work, and Class Actions
Robert Assuncao, a founding partner of Ansa Assuncao LLP, and the law firm have received the distinguished honor of being selected as Legal Leaders in New Jersey in the areas of Litigation, Appellate Work, and Class Actions by the publication issued by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell. More information is available at the following link: http://www.law.com/jsp/law/ads.jsp?p=newjersey_reprints
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Adds Associate Tyler Derr to its Tampa Office
Mr. Derr joined Ansa Assuncao, LLP’s Tampa office after clerking for the Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, former Chief United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and the Hon. Mark A. Pizzo, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Derr received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Derr is licensed to practice in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Mr. Derr handles a variety of civil litigation matters, including business disputes, and personal injury defense.
Steven F. Gooby of Ansa Assuncao, LLP Quoted in BNA Article Regarding Personal Jurisdiction
On March 18, 2013, Steven F. Gooby, partner with Ansa Assuncao LLP, was quoted by Bloomberg BNA’s Product Safety & Liability Reporter in an article regarding personal jurisdiction and the stream of commerce theory, as addressed by the United States Supreme Court in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011). Mr. Gooby, along with several other attorneys from the firm’s New Jersey and Maryland offices, served as counsel for J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. and secured an important victory in a case that for the first time in 24 years brought before the Supreme Court the contours of the defendant's liberty right to be free from personal jurisdiction in a state where the defendant had no deliberate contacts. A copy of the article is available here .
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Designated as Special Counsel to the State of New Jersey
On February 18, 2013, the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, designated Ansa Assuncao, LLP as special litigation counsel, thereby approving the firm’s New Jersey attorneys to represent the State, its agencies, and employees in complex litigation matters.
O. Daniel Ansa of Ansa Assuncao LLP to Speak at National Transportation Event
On March 6-8, 2013, O. Daniel Ansa, founding and managing partner of Ansa Assuncao, LLP, is scheduled to speak at the annual Transportation MegaConference hosted in New Orleans by the Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Ansa, a seasoned trial attorney who represents an international transportation company in trials throughout the United States, is scheduled to speak on the subject of The Best in Trial and Courtroom Techniques in Trucking Litigation.
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Opens Columbus, OH Office
We are proud to announce the recent opening of our Columbus, OH office. Located at 960 N. Hamilton Road, Ste. 108, we are easily accessible from I-270 and are in close proximity to Port Columbus International Airport and the Easton Town Center. Our Columbus office will be managed by Jim Gordon, previously the managing partner of our Philadelphia office location.
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Adds Associate to its New York Office
He joined the Ansa Assuncao after clerking for the Honorable Denis R. Hurley, United States District Judge, and the Honorable Lois Bloom, United States Magistrate Judge, both in the Eastern District of New York. He has a B.A. in Economics from Boston College, and a J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, where he served as an Executive Articles Editor for the New York City Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York County Lawyers Association. He handles a variety of civil litigation matters in jurisdictions across the country, including personal injury claims, as well as product liability and commercial disputes.
Ansa Assuncao LLP Named 2012 Risk Management Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International
Acquisition International has named Ansa Assuncao LLP as the 2012 New Jersey Risk Management Law Firm of the Year. Acquisition International, which recognizes excellence in the international marketplace, provided the award based upon votes cast by its subscribers and industry partners.
Daniel Ansa of Ansa Assuncao LLP Presents to Oldcastle Materials Group
On October 16, 2012, Daniel Ansa made a presentation to Oldcastle Materials Group's management personnel in Des Moines, Iowa regarding catastrophic loss, accident reconstruction investigation, and trial strategies. Oldcastle Materials is a leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States.
Ansa Assuncao, LLP Adds Associate Heather Leigh Williams to its Maryland Office
Ms. Williams joined Ansa Assuncao after completing her one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Williams earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2011. While at Maryland Law, Ms. Williams served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Maryland Law Review. Her Student Comment was selected for publication in Volume 69 of the Law Review. During law school, Ms. Williams also served as a student attorney in the law school's Reentry of Ex-Offenders Clinic and interned in the Rules Committee Support Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. At graduation, Ms. Williams was awarded the Joseph Bernstein Prize for legal writing and the William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional achievements and service to the School of Law. Ms. Williams earned her B.A. in Political Science and French from the University of Rochester in 2008. Ms. Williams is a member of the Maryland state bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She maintains a diverse civil practice that is nationwide in scope and includes the defense of personal injury claims, as well as product liability and commercial disputes.
Roman Galas of Ansa Assuncao LLP Honored as Fast Track Attorney in Pennsylvania
Mr. Galas, resident in Ansa Assuncao LLP's Philadelphia office, has been named as one of just 35 Lawyers on the Fast Track in 2012 in Pennsylvania. With the help of editorial staff of The Legal Intelligencer, a group of seven evaluation panelists from across Pennsylvania selected Mr. Galas over hundreds of nominees as a future leader of the state's legal community. A full profile on Roman will be included in a supplement set to be published in The Legal on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Those named will be honored at a celebratory dinner in Philadelphia during November 2012. The announcement is available at the following link: http://thelegalintelligencer.typepad.com/tli/2012/08/2012-lawyers-on-the-fast-track.html
Michael O'Neill of Ansa Assuncao LLP Discusses Jerry Sandusky Trial on NBC News
Mr. O'Neill, resident in Ansa Assuncao LLP's Philadelphia office, appeared on NBC Philadelphia (Channel 10) to discuss issues related to the jury selection process in the Jerry Sandusky trial. The interview content is available here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Jurys-Impact-on-Sandusky-Trial/157642305.
Ansa Assuncao LLP Named 2012 Class Action Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International
Acquisition International has named Ansa Assuncao LLP as the 2012 Class Action Law Firm of the Year –Florida. Acquisition International, which recognizes excellence in the international marketplace, provided the award based upon votes cast by its subscribers and its industry partners.
Ansa Assuncao LLP Presented with Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono Service
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Ansa Assuncao LLP for its service and participation on the Prisoner Pro Se Civil Rights Panel. The certificate recognizes the firm's participation in the efforts of Judges to facilitate legal representation of pro se litigations engaged in civil rights or employment litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Ansa Assuncao LLP Presented with Significant Accomplishment Award
An international transportation company client has awarded its Significant Accomplishments Award for 2011 to Ansa Assuncao LLP. The award, which is truly an honor, is bestowed upon law firms who deliver outstanding services and achieve extraordinary results for the company. Ansa Assuncao LLP serves as national trial counsel for the company.
Arthur Fergenson of Ansa Assuncao LLP Publishes Article in the ABA's Business Law Today
Mr. Fergenson, resident in Ansa Assuncao LLP's Maryland office, has published an article, entitled When Judges Attack: A Cautionary Tale of Lawyer Error in Two Cases, with the American Bar Association's Business Law Today online resource. The article discusses two recent decisions by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal that reflect different reactions to lawyer error.