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  • Jul 10, 2019Lana Ros Named Somerset County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee Co-Chair

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee for the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA). As Co-Chair, she will be responsible for coordinating and organizing CLE programs for the year, including the association’s annual CLE Marathon Day.

    Founded over 100 years ago, the SCBA is dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and legal referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators, and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction.  The association promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time within both the legal community and the community at large.

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies proving oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry.  She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers.  Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    As a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Group, Ros draws on her extensive knowledge and background in dealing with regulatory agencies to assist health care providers and non-healthcare clients to navigate the complex and developing area of medical cannabis.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

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  • May 17, 2018Norris McLaughlin to Receive 2018 Healthy Workplace Award

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been recognized as one of the “Gold 2018 Healthy Workplaces” by Healthier Somerset, a partnership of over 50 organizations aiming to improve the health and well-being of those who live and work in Somerset County.  Charles A. Bruder, a Member of the firm and Co-Chair of its Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Practice Group, will accept the award on the firm’s behalf at the second annual 2018 Healthy Workplace Recognition Awards.

    The event, to take place 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the FairBridge Hotel & Conference Center in Somerset, will feature “Cultivating Your Culture,” a presentation by Dr. Vince Sferra, the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine and Rehabilitation, followed by a panel discussion of best practices for employee wellness.  For more information and to register, visit healthiersomerset.org.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. has been recognized for its firm-wide wellness program, Legally Fit!, which, sponsors and promotes such health-conscious initiatives as Fresh Fruit Fridays, a Fresh Farm Box Delivery Program, the Weight Watchers at Work program, chair massages, yoga classes, weekly inspirational quotes, and a Lunch & Learn Series of educational seminars on topics such as healthy eating and exercise habits.

    “The firm started Legally Fit! to promote a workplace culture that supports and encourages employees to develop and maintain a lifelong commitment to their health; encourage habits of wellness; increase awareness; provide activities, information, and services; and recognize employees for participating in the wellness program that supports healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sharon Taggert, the firm’s Senior Benefits Administrator.

    Also part of Legally Fit! is the NM Cares initiative.  The program encourages its employees to take an active role in charitable activities that better the community.  Under NM Cares, the firm is granting each of its employees paid time off equal to one work day each year exclusively for charitable work.  An employee who seeks to participate in NM Cares must complete a participation form to be approved by the Marketing Department, tell the story of why they chose the charity, explain how they became involved, and provide photos of their experience.  The pictures and writings will be shared with clients and friends on the new NM Cares website, on social media, and in the press to demonstrate to the community our employees’ involvement in charitable endeavors.

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