Andrea Schlafer Appointed Board Member Of The National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Andrea L. Schlafer, Esq., was recently named a member of the board of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (“NWCDN”).  The NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation cases in 45 states and Canada.

Ms. Schlafer represents insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation.  She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden and her B.S. degree in Business Administration and Finance from the College of Charleston, cum laude.  Upon law school graduation, Ms. Schlafer worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin T. Smith in the New Jersey Superior Court, Gloucester County Vicinage.


Capehart Scatchard Shareholders Address National Workers’ Compensation Conference

Capehart Scatchard Shareholders, John H. Geaney, Esq. and Lora V. Northen, Esq. recently spoke at the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network’s (“NWCDN”) National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mr. Geaney, representing New Jersey, participated in a panel discussion entitled, “What is the Value of a Compensable Claim in Your State.”  The panel addressed issues of wage calculations, full and final settlement options, future medical and final settlement options from injuries ranging from sprain/strains to surgical cases.

Ms. Northen, past president of NWCDN, participated in a panel discussion along with Nicole Giddings of Andersen Corporation, Maria Iorlano of Bed Bath & Beyond and Simonetta Leveque of Nordsrom in a presentation entitled, “The Anatomy of a Super Bowl Winning Team.” The panelists discussed the key components to creating and maintaining a collaborative and coordinated workers’ compensation claims team.

A seasoned workers’ compensation practitioner for over 30 years, Mr. Geaney is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual and A Guide to Employment Issues Under the ADA & FMLA distributed by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Mr. Geaney concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

In addition to her responsibilities as Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Department, Ms. Northen focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers.  Certified as a trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Workers’ Compensation Law, Ms. Northen is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations.  Ms. Northen is also a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for the American Bar Association.  She is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues before a myriad of trade organizations.