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Avoiding Liability After the Quarantine: Risks for Building Owners and Building Operators


Speaker(s): Jessica Taub Rosenberg, Paul M. "Tad" O'Connor III
Recorded on: Jun. 19, 2020
PLI Program #: 302032

Jessica Taub Rosenberg is a trial lawyer with experience representing employers and prominent senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels. Jessica’s litigation experience includes defense of claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition covenants; and tort claims such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and defamation.

Jessica also advises clients on a broad variety of subjects, including: terminations and other disciplinary actions; employment, consulting and separation agreements; investigations of alleged harassment and other employee misconduct; employment policies and practices; and litigation avoidance. In addition, Jessica conducts trainings for clients with a focus on Anti-Harassment, Professional Conduct and Best Practices for Human Resources Professionals.

Jessica has been recognized on the Benchmark Litigation "Under 40 Hot List" and as a New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the area of Employment & Labor.

Prior to joining Kasowitz, Jessica served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office where she prosecuted violent crime, grand larceny, identity theft, narcotics and firearm crimes. Jessica also was an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Fordham University School of Law.


Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor is a distinguished first chair trial and appellate litigator focusing on complex commercial cases.  He is regularly cited for his legal knowledge by publications including The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer and Law360.  Tad’s clients have included, among others, private equity powerhouse TPG, Fortress Investment Group, a lender in a dispute relating to Liverpool Football Club, and many major international real estate and hospitality companies including Related, JDS, L and L Holdings, Maximus, InterContinental Hotels Group, Crowne Plaza, Morgans, sbe, Hilton and Aman Resorts.

Tad represents private equity firms, hotel owners and developers, major corporations and wealthy individuals in federal and state courts around the country and before arbitration tribunals in the United States and Europe.  He has been involved a number of times in obtaining discovery outside the United States under international conventions and treaties. 

Tad also has significant experience handling real estate disputes related to commercial and hotel properties around the country, including the representation of hotel operators in disputes with owners.  His successful work in this area has been instrumental in the firm Real Estate and Hotel Litigation Practice Group being recognized as a Tier 1 practice in the “Litigation – Real Estate” category from U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

As a result of his work, Tad has been appointed by courts to serve as a bankruptcy trustee and as a director of a facility administering large product liability settlements.  He has been recognized by Chambers USAThe Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation as one of the top litigators in the United States.