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Mark Chopko and Marissa Parker Present at the APCIA Virtual National General Counsel Conference

September 29, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Partners Mark Chopko and Marissa Parker served as panelists at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) Virtual National General Counsel Conference on Sept 29. The session, “To The Limit: A Discussion of Litigation and Public Policy Considerations Regarding Reviving Time-Barred Civil Claims,” discussed constitutional implications of enacting or amending statute of limitation/reviver laws related to sexual abuse of minors and practical considerations for mitigation or avoidance of expansive revival legislation.

Chopko chairs the firm’s nonprofit and religious organizations practice group and advises clients, including colleges and universities, in matters involving structural, business, governance, regulatory and complex litigation. He specializes in defending religious organizations and also teaches a seminar on church-state law at Georgetown University Law Center and is an adjunct in the School of Foreign Service. A former general counsel for the U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops, he has participated in more than 30 Supreme Court cases as counsel for religious groups in friend-of-the-Court briefs.

Parker is the vice-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group and represents corporate, mutual fund, institutional and nonprofit clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus in securities, investment management, health care and ERISA. Routinely serving clients in highly-regulated industries, she brings a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and a commitment to achieving outcomes with short and long-term value. Parker’s practice is informed by a wide range of experience litigating cases involving securities fraud, professional liability, shareholder derivative and investor rights, fiduciary breaches, contract and indemnification obligations, wrongful death, patent infringement, and the scope of constitutional protections for religious organizations.

Both Chopko and Parker have been involved with legislative consideration and litigation concerning the validity of retroactively lifting civil statutes of limitations.

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