Terry Budd

Terry Budd has spent over 35 years as a First Chair trial lawyer and litigator prosecuting and defending a wide range of Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Internet, First Amendment/Libel, and Complex Commercial litigation claims for corporations across the US and abroad. Typically advocating a counter-intuitive approach, yet one solidly grounded in well-established legal principles, Mr. Budd’s practice has included a large number of high-profile cases, involving, for example, Playboy Enterprises, Turner Broadcasting, WWE, Coca-Cola, AOL, CBS Network, Goldie Hawn, NFL players, Westinghouse, Alcoa, BNY Mellon Bank, PPG, F**ckedcompany.com, Malwarebytes, and Bleepingcomputer.com. Mr. Budd has personally handled trial cases in NYC, LA, San Fran, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Paris, Hamburg, and London.

He has repeatedly received The Best Lawyers in America Award and is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers (ATLAC). He has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Lawyers and has consistently achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent – AV Rating plus its 5.0 Highest Ethical Standards Award. Budd Law has also earned the US News Best Law Firms Award – and has been recognized as a Top Rated Intellectual Property Lawyer in the National Law Journal and The American Lawyer.

After decades as an equity partner serving an array of Fortune 500 companies at the International law firm K&L Gates, Mr. Budd decided to custom tailor his practice to serve a small number of select clients through a boutique firm model in the special role as First Chair Trial Counsel and strategic outside General Counsel in matters across the globe from the US to the European Union to the Asian markets. Focusing his practice on the businesses of a select number of clients – while utilizing large International law firms as his special Litigation Teams – has enabled Mr. Budd to bring a new level of excellence to his clients’ cases. Expanding his International practice for clients across the European Union, Mr. Budd actively participates in a number of International Law associations and High Tech organizations.

Mr. Budd’s practice primarily focuses on Cybersecurity, Software Litigation, AI/Machine Learning Developments, Blockchain Legal Disputes, and Intellectual Property matters. Mr. Budd has lectured extensively on Trial Tactics, developing and examining expert trial witnesses, jury psychology/jury selection, Cybersecurity, and Intellectual Property law – as well as effective strategic business planning for avoiding costly litigation. He has also authored and served as an Editor for a number of books and articles on Trial Tactics and legal strategies. Mr. Budd has been a contributor/commentator in various media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, NBC News, and the ABA Journal.

When not fighting for his clients, Mr. Budd enjoys traveling with his wife, son, and daughter – as well as shooting clays and motocross racing. Mr. Budd has been honored to gain a reputation given to him by his peers as “a lawyer’s lawyer”, who approaches litigation as a chess match and who’s always ready for a bare-knuckled fight.

REPRESENTATIVE TRIALS/CASES

Below are examples of different types of trials and cases that Terry Budd has handled over the course of his career.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC vs. Bleeping Computer, (S.D.N.Y.)

Prosecuted Lanham Act, libel/defamation, business tort, and Intellectual Property infringement claims against a website to a successful business resolution after securing a Federal Court Opinion defining the limitations of the scope of protections afforded under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and establishing the scope of liabilities of website owners.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC vs. ESET, (Hamburg, Germany Trial Court)

Successfully obtained an initial stage Preliminary Injunction against ESET for wrongfully blocking and interfering with Enigma’s customers’ use and access to Enigma’s software system optimization products and for unfair business competition under German law. The prosecution of Enigma’s comprehensive claims is proceeding.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC vs. Malwarebytes, Inc., (Paris Business Court)

Prosecution of claims under French law for unfair competition and tortious interference with Enigma’s customer relationships for Malwarebytes’ unlawful blocking of Enigma’s anti-malware software products. (Case pending).

WWE vs. Playboy Entertainment, Inc., (S.D.N.Y.)

Successfully prosecuted emergency suit in NYC Federal Court and secured Preliminary Injunction against Playboy Magazine for Intellectual Property infringement claims for unauthorized use of WWE’s characters and trademark/copyright materials.

WWE vs. Brent Bozell and Parents Teachers Council, (S.D.N.Y.)

Prosecuted to successful resolution extended litigation for claims for disparagement, trade libel, and tortious interference against an activist group to protect WWE TV Programming and Intellectual Property rights from unlawful campaign of attacks.

Print Café Software vs. F*#^cked Company.Com, (Pa. Ct of Common Pleas)

Prosecuted one of the earlier original cases for defamation/libel and theft of proprietary information against anonymous Internet posters through pursuit of litigation against ISPs for disclosure of true identity of the defendant posters.

Turner Broadcasting Corporation (TBS) vs. WWE, CBS, et al, (Delaware Chancery Ct)

Successfully defended through trial, verdict, and appeal alleged claims for breach of TV Programming contracts to enable WWE to pursue new TV Programming deals with alternative TV stations.

Mellon Bank, N.A. vs. Arthur A. Gillis, Goldie Hawn, Quincy Jones, et al., (Los Angeles Superior Ct)

Successfully investigated and prosecuted to resolution claims for millions of dollars due Mellon Bank under real estate tax shelters and real estate partnership notes.

United Technologies, Inc. vs. AIG, et al., (Mass. Superior Ct)

Prosecuted to a wining jury verdict UTC’s claims for insurance coverage against dozens of insurance carriers for reimbursement of millions of dollars for cleanup costs for environmental remediation and for breach of insurance contracts and wrongful denial of insurance coverage.

Jeannette Glass, Inc. vs. Coca Cola, Inc., Security Pacific Bank, N.A., et al, (W.D. Pa)

Successfully defended and conducted forensic accounting investigation in a protracted litigation concerning alleged financial fraud and accounting improprieties with damages alleged in excess of $50 Million in connection with a leveraged buyout – and obtained winning defense verdict after a full trial.

Alcoa, Inc. vs. Liberty Mutual et al. (Washington Superior Court)

Developed and prosecuted complex insurance coverage claims for environmental clean-up costs against 100 + insurance companies and won 8 figure jury verdict for Alcoa after 3 month trial.

 

Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cleveland office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, construction, product liability, and toxic tort.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was Product Liability Practice Group Manager and a partner at a Cleveland-based litigation defense firm. While there, he represented public and private companies, insurance carriers, and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, product claims, OSHA claims, intentional torts, and toxic exposure.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004–2016
  • Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

Mr. Schumacher possesses over 32 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • “Risk Management for Pregnant Workers” (Elective Course Instructor); American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting; Montreal, Canada; 2013
  • “There Goes the Neighborhood:  When a Chemical or Industrial Explosion or Release Occurs — Before, During, and After” (Panelist); Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Sun Valley, ID; 7/28/2007
  • “OSHA:  Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities”; Ohio Safety Congress and Expo; Cleveland, OH; 3/22/2007
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Instructor), 2005–2009

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Preventing and Managing Chemical Catastrophes:  A Practical Guide for In-House and Outside Counsel” (Co-Author), FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 319–366, Spring 2008
  • “Chemical Catastrophe:  A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation,” For the Defense, July 2005
  • “Defending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims,” Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, The DRI Defense Library Series 2007, pp. 227–243; For the Defense, Nov. 2003

ADMISSIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law Committees)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1983), cum laude; Cleveland State Law Review (Editor 1982-1983)
  • B.A., University of Dayton (1980), Political Science
  • OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour OSHA training
  • OSHA Institute, 70 hours
  • Represents employers nationwide before OSHA and the Department of Labor
  • Court-Appointed Mediator and Arbitrator

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FIRM DESCRIPTION

The right legal team is critical to seize opportunities, avoid risk, and keep your business successful. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote is that team. We have protected the professional and personal interests of our clients for over 100 years. Our high-performance, results-oriented professionals deliver proactive counsel based on in-depth knowledge of legal precedents, trends and regulatory shifts. Whether the situation requires subtle negotiation or aggressive action, we’ve been there before. Our standard: to ensure you’re further ahead at the end of the day. It’s the same standard by which we want you to judge us–every day, in every legal matter impacting your business.

For more than a century, Dickie McCamey has offered client-centered service focused on results. More than offering legal counsel on demand, we provide proactive guidance from advisors versed in the complexities of both law and business. Our attorneys actively advise local, regional, national and international businesses, nonprofits and health care organizations. We are committed to delivering not only responsive service, but results-oriented action.

Over the years, our trial work and our commitment to strong attorney-client relationships have enabled us to grow into the firm we are today: flexible, efficient and respected, with the resources to meet or exceed your expectations for risk prevention, responsive partnering and bottom-line value. Whether you manage an established enterprise or a new venture, whether you seek legal counsel for your business or for personal matters, the attorneys of Dickie McCamey are poised to act now in your best interests. Our work as skillful litigators, business-savvy advisors and innovative problem solvers means you get the answers, advice and representation you need, when you need them.

We believe in taking an active role in your business success, helping you anticipate and prevent potential problems, partnering with you to resolve legal issues and delivering the highest level of value for your legal dollars.

Prevention

The best corporate and business law strategies are those that guide companies and employees in acting responsibly and in full compliance with the law. At Dickie McCamey, we work closely with our clients to develop practices, policies and programs that help prevent legal missteps and violations from occurring in the first place. Our focus on prevention encompasses corporate compliance in the areas of business, environmental, employment and health law. It also extends to carefully drafted contracts and agreements, and comprehensive growth and succession plans. Not only do these strategies assist clients by minimizing conflict, risk, and costly legal disputes, they serve as proof of due diligence, which can substantially reduce organizational and individual liability.

Partnering

We know that your relationship with your legal advisor is essential to your business, success and personal security. You need an attorney you can count on to deliver prompt service and accurate answers. Someone who will consult with you on your legal issues and questions, quickly advise you on the best course of action and work with you to obtain a successful outcome. Each of our attorneys is committed to being that trusted resource for his or her clients. At Dickie McCamey, we think of ourselves as your partners. Your legal needs are ours to address, your problems ours to solve. When conflicts arise, we are diligent in resolving them, whether through out-of court negotiation, mediation or vigorous litigation. Our attorneys are given the individual freedom and flexibility to craft working relationships and legal strategies tailored to their clients’ needs and goals. For you, that means faster responses, more efficient processes and services properly scaled to the scope of each matter. Ultimately, it means greater quality and value.

Professionals On Your Side

Through world wars, the Great Depression and changes in business that no one could predict, our firm has endured. We have grown over the past 100 years because we are committed to providing the highest levels of legal service to businesses and individuals. Dickie McCamey has quadrupled in size. This depth of resources and breadth of service capabilities means our clients consistently receive the most appropriate legal guidance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. To learn more about how we can assist your business, call us at 800-243-5412.

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Richard Wortmann, CPA, DABFA

Managing member, Richard Wortmann, founded the firm in late 2009. He has over 20 years of experience servicing organizations ranging from small closely held businesses to large Public Companies. Industries have included manufacturing, real estate, construction, non-profit, retail, employee benefit plans, local governments, automotive, education, health care, broker-dealers and professional organizations. Richard has served clients both domestically and internationally.

Richard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Drexel University in 1987 and is certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Richard is active in the local community and has served on the Board of Kendal Crosslands Communities for 10 years. He is currently the Clerk (Chair) of the Board of Directors.

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – serving on their National Peer Review Committee.
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – serving on the Peer Review Committee as well as the Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee. He is also a frequent author of the PICPA Journal on accounting and auditing topics.
  • Member of PrimeGlobal – serving as vice-chair of their Peer Review Committee and an annual presenter at their Business Assurance Conference.
  • Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Accountants.

RW Group, a “non-traditional” traditional accounting firm

What does a “non-traditional” traditional accounting firm mean? It means that we provide our clients with top-notch traditional services while providing our employees with a relaxed and team oriented work environment that fosters excellence.

While located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we at RW Group service clients locally as well as nationally, and of all sizes. As a firm, we have gained a reputation for excellence in accounting and auditing as well as for quality control, traditional services and continuing education within the accounting field

The firm is not only committed to serving our clients but also the profession and the greater community.
Firm leadership is active professionally with the American Institute of CPAs and locally with the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs by participating on committees and task forces.

In 2015, RW Group took over the management of Brandywine Accounting. Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to meet and get to know Brandywine Accounting clients. We are happy to announce that as of January 1, 2016, Brandywine Accounting officially joined the RW Group family. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with our clients and trust that our association will be a long and pleasant one.

About RW Group

RW Group was formed based on the belief that people strive to achieve excellence in everything they do.

Whether they are an individual managing their finances, companies complying with reporting requirements or accounting firms providing professional services, everyone wants to be able to feel confident that they are doing the best that they can. RW Group can help you achieve that excellence by providing assistance and expertise where needed.

Both the firm and its leadership bring many years of experience in traditional accounting services to individuals and businesses: including auditing, review and compilation of financial statements to personal, business and not-for-profit tax returns to its clients.

RW Group’s leadership has held partner roles in large regional and national firms. Responsible for both industry practice areas, firm-wide technical consulting and overall firm quality the leadership brings this expertise to all of our clients.

Harold Goodman

Harold I. Goodman leads the employment law practice at Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer. Best Lawyers recently recognized Mr. Goodman as Philadelphia’s Employment Lawyer of the Year and he is renowned for his work representing victims of employment discrimination. Under his leadership, the firm has achieved precedent-setting successes on behalf of our clients in cases of wrongful discharge and discrimination because of sex, race, age, or disability status. Mr. Goodman has represented his clients four times before the United States Supreme Court and won all four times.

Mr. Goodman starts by guiding his clients through the maze of state and federal employment law that governs workers’ rights. If those rights have been violated, Mr. Goodman is ready to take their cases to court where he has earned the respect of the bench and opposing bar.

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer has been recognized as a 2018 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report and has achieved a Philadelphia Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking in the practice area of employment law.

Harold Goodman’s very first case was to defend his client’s First Amendment rights before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A unanimous decision in his client’s favor foreshadowed a lifetime commitment by Mr. Goodman to fight for victims of injustice. During his two decades of work with Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services, Mr. Goodman was lead trial attorney in countless landmark cases, including successful fights to preserve the due process rights of injured workers and to racially integrate labor unions and the Pennsylvania State Police. In the early 1990s, Mr. Goodman joined the team at Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer working to hold asbestos manufacturers accountable for putting asbestos into our community’s schools.

Throughout his career, Mr. Goodman has been a formidable advocate in both the trial and appellate courts. On four occasions, he has argued and won cases before the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has argued and won more than ten cases in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and more than thirty cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list by his peers.

Mr. Goodman devotes his practice to representing victims of unlawful discrimination or mistreatment, including for sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual discrimination, race discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, civil rights and constitutional law violations. He also represents whistleblowers, ERISA claimants and False Claims Act plaintiffs.

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer:

In March 2018, Raynes McCarty proudly changed its name to Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer. We want to honor our next generation of trial attorneys who embody our values and our fifty year commitment to the highest level of representation of our clients.

Although under a new name, our personal injury firm continues to be recognized not only for securing outstanding results, but also for its commitment to each client. The firm prides itself on representing people, not “handling cases.” While the attorneys of Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer have secured billions of dollars in recoveries for our clients, we have done so while shunning headlines for the firm in order to protect the dignity and confidentiality of our clients.

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer is proud of its commitment to public service. In addition to significant charitable contributions, the firm’s lawyers spend countless hours serving the community in Philadelphia and beyond. Whether it is advocating in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. to protect the rights of the injured and handicapped, or serving on boards of local non-profit service organizations, Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer lawyers have always been there, and will continue to be.

Ronald Sherr

Ronald Sherr brings 60 years of leadership and experience to Sherr Law Group. Mr. Sherr has been selected as one of the best lawyers in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report in the field of arbitration and mediation, product liability litigation and personal injury litigation since 2005. Mr. Sherr has been a lecturer in various areas of litigation for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has specialized in arbitration and mediation since 1993 and has settled over 3,000 cases. He specializes in construction, malpractice and insurance litigation and frequently serves as an expert witness in these areas. He has litigated over 1,000 cases in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania as well as other jurisdictions of the United States. He has served on many boards for profit and non-profit organizations as well as charitable institutions. He has also presided over civil jury and non-jury cases as a Judge Pro Tem of Philadelphia County.

Mr. Sherr is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Mr. Sherr graduated from Temple Law School, where he received his LLB in 1956. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1957.

Services:

Sherr Law Group’s success and extensive experience in a wide range of cases has led the firm to focus its practice in four key areas of law:

Sherr Law Group has decades of combined experience representing cities, counties, boroughs, municipalities and townships with complex cases involving: employment law, municipal law and products liability. Our team of defense lawyers work alongside insurance companies, ensuring their clients receive the best representation for their unique situation.

Sherr Law Group, LLC:

Sherr Law Group is located in the heart of Norristown, PA, Anthony Sherr’s hometown. The second generation of Sherr attorneys to work in Norristown, Tony is proud to carry on in his father’s footsteps in becoming a vital part of the community.

Our team has been successfully representing clients in local, state and federal courts throughout the eastern and middle portion of Pennsylvania for decades. We have a broad base of litigation expertise ranging from employment law to insurance defensemunicipal law to products liability. We have handled litigation for large, publicly traded companies and public entities as well as closely-held businesses and individuals.

A big part of our approach is helping to educate clients on all their available options. We believe the most respectful way to engage with a client is to provide the big picture of several approaches so the client can choose what’s best for them. We’re able to trust the client’s decision, because our collective experience allows us to focus on big picture analysis and recommendations.

We take tremendous pride in the work we do for each of our clients and the personal relationships we have with them. We believe that the manner in which we provide our services is just as important as the quality of the legal services we provide. The team at Sherr Law Group is always in tireless pursuit of our client’s interests while maintaining a professional working relationship with the teams representing our adversaries. It may not be the most instantly gratifying way of dealing with tense situations, but we know from experience that better results are attained when all parties are civil and respectful toward one another. Developing respectful relationships on both sides of the table does not mean we are any less tenacious or committed to achieving a just result for our clients–to the contrary, we care about our clients as if their cases were our own.

 

Jane Fox Lehman

Jane Fox Lehman is an associate in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Firm Overview:

Pepper Hamilton LLP counsels each client as if it were our only client.

With more than 425 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, we use the unique skills and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices, and the depth of our experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues. The firm was founded in 1890.

Start closer to the right answer.® Our firm has grown from a two-person law office formed in Philadelphia to a large, sophisticated law firm with a national and international practice. While much about Pepper is new and different from its beginnings, we retain traditional values passed down through the decades: respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to the client’s cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.

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