KPW congratulates Michele Hale DeShazo, Kristyn Lambert, Skylar Rudin, and Amber Barlow on their selection to the 2018 Board of Directors for the Women’s Energy Network’s (WEN) South Louisiana Chapter. Michele will serve as President, Kristyn will serve as the New Orleans Program Co-Director and Dinner Auction Co-Chair, Skylar will serve as the New Orleans Special Events Director, and Amber holds the position of Scholarships Chair.
Associates Skylar Rudin and Marcus Hunter were speakers at the NOBA Procrastinator’s Program CLE on Wednesday, December 13. Marcus, formerly a judicial clerk for the Orleans Civil District Court before he joined Kuchler Polk Weiner, offered insights from his experience as a part of the “Behind the Scenes with Law Clerks” panel.
Skylar, who also served as co-chair of “For Young Lawyers, By Young Lawyers,” the program that organized the CLE, was a part of the “Ethics: Avoiding Malpractice Mistakes – What Every Young Lawyer Should Know” panel. Skylar presented on the topics of inadvertent disclosure and avoiding discovery sanctions.
Darleene Peters and Skylar Rudin attended the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo, held in New York City, September 17-20, 2017.
The NAMWOLF meeting didn’t disappoint! Darleene and Skylar were able to participate in informal networking activities, such as a scavenger hunt throughout the City that Skylar helped organize. The event was hosted by the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI), on which our very own Skylar serves as a member of the ELI Board and as the Co-Chair of the Networking/Business Development Committee. She also received recognition for her efforts during the General Session of the Annual Meeting.
Darleene was a first-time attendee at the meeting and participated in the First Time Attendee Orientation where she learned more about NAMWOLF, met the NAMWOLF Team, and other colleagues. She also attended the Law Firm Cross Marketing Session on Trust and Relationship-Building and engaged in interactive exercises with other attendees to learn the importance of connections and trust in building your professional network.
All of the sessions and receptions provided opportunities to enlighten, network, and engage all attendees. Another highlight of the meeting was the Law Firm Expo, which allowed attorneys from various practice settings and locations the opportunity to further network with in-house counsel, various legal association members, and other attorneys in private practice, in an effort to assist with building their professional networks and practices.
KPW is proud to be a NAMWOLF Member with legal expertise in several practice areas, and is one of three Louisiana Law Firm NAMWOLF Members.
KPW Associate Skylar Rudin has been selected as a YLS Bar Ambassador for the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA). The YLS Bar Ambassadors are described as a group of young lawyers recognized as leaders and charged with actively representing the NOBA. Skylar was featured in this month’s NOBA magazine along with the select group of other YLS Bar Ambassadors.
Skylar Rudin published her article, “Chemical Safety Reform” in DRI’s The Whisper on January 31, 2017.
Skylar B. Rudin was a co-panelist of a one-hour CLE to the New Orleans Bar Association regarding work/life balance in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 14, 2016. She also served as the CLE committee liaison, and was tasked with organizing and planning the CLE.
Kuchler Polk is pleased to announce that Michele Hale DeShazo, Amber Barlow, and Skylar Rudin have been selected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2017 for the Women’s Energy Network’s (WEN) South Louisiana Chapter. Michele served as Sponsorship Director in 2016, and will move to the position of Vice President in 2017, while Amber and Skylar will once again serve as the New Orleans Programming Directors and Silent Auction Co-Chairs.
Skylar Rudin assisted in obtaining a verdict in favor of a telecommunications company whose employee had an automobile accident with the plaintiff. Plaintiff alleged that her two-level lumbar surgery was necessitated by the accident. Our client stipulated to liability for the accident but not causation or damages.
The team obtained pre-trial orders limiting the testimony of each of plaintiffs’ three medical causation experts.
After a two-day trial in federal court, the jury deliberated for twenty-five minutes before returning a verdict finding that the accident did not cause plaintiff any injury and that it did not aggravate her preexisting medical spinal condition.