PLDW Attorneys are Featured Presenters in National Webcast on “The Affordable Care Act for Employers with Unionized Workers in 2015”

PROVIDENCE, RI – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) Partner William
E. O’Gara, Employment Law and Litigation Team leader, and health care attorney Jillian N. Jagling will be featured presenters during a webinar hosted by The Knowledge Group, entitled “The Affordable Care
Act for Employers with Unionized Workers in 2015.” The two-hour webinar will be held on May 29,
2015, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. The live online seminar will delve into new complexities
employers with unionized workers must address to be in compliance with the health care law to avoid
regulatory penalties. Among the topics to be covered include multi-employer plans, “pay or play”
provisions and practical implications, coverage levels and plan design, the Cadillac Tax, and bargaining
considerations. Complimentary registrations are available for 30 PLDW guests. To register, please visit

Attorney O’Gara is a highly respected labor and employment law practitioner with a significant
depth of experience handling diverse matters before federal and state courts and administrative
agencies, including the Rhode Island Commission on Human Rights and the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination. He routinely represents employers in matters ranging from sexual harassment to retirement issues. His diverse practice includes defending wrongful termination and discrimination
claims, contract negotiations and matters of union representation. Attorney O’Gara is a frequent
lecturer on human resources management topics, and is a contributor and editor of human resource
and personnel policy handbooks and guides for small and large private and public sector entities.

Attorney Jagling is an Associate with PLDW and a member of the firm’s Health Care and
Corporate & Business Teams. She is an accomplished attorney with significant experience in the area of
state and federal health industry compliance laws and regulations. Prior to joining the firm, she was an
attorney at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island where she was responsible for drafting and
negotiating various types of contracts for all areas of the company, managing the litigation case load
and providing guidance to senior level executives on complex and diverse matters, as a business partner
and to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

The Knowledge Group produces educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and
regulatory changes presented by thought leaders from best-in-class companies and organizations. “The
Affordable Care Act for Employers with Unionized Workers in 2015” has been approved for a
recommended 1.75-2.0 CLE/CPE hours. For more information about how to earn CLE or CPE credits
from your professional association for this webinar, please visit The Knowledge Group or email the
company’s CLE coordinator at

To contact Attorney O’Gara or Attorney Jagling, email or, or call 401-824-5100. To learn more about PLDW, visit or follow us
on Twitter (@pldwllc) and stay up-to-date with the firm’s activities on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC
The attorneys and staff at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) are committed to developing practical and costeffective solutions while also being supportive of the community in a meaningful way. PLDW has developed a business model that combines international expertise with a more cost-effective delivery system that involves cross training of lawyers and a more practical approach to problem solving. PLDW’s primary practice areas include corporate and business law, nonprofit law, health care law, municipal infrastructure, government relations and legislative strategies, employment law, special masterships, criminal defense, civil litigation, estate planning, probate and trust litigation, and real estate development and commercial lending. The partners demand of themselves and those on the PLDW team, an unparalleled sense of urgency and responsiveness which is derived from an authentic appreciation for their clients and the community in which they serve. For more information, visit

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