Cozen O’Connor member Thomas G. Wilkinson recently lectured on “Current Ethical Concerns for Arbitrators and Practitioners” at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s (FMCS) 29th Arbitration Symposium. The event, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Labor-Management Committee, was held in Atlantic City, N.J. The FMCS Arbitration Symposium is an opportunity for members of the labor-management community and practicing arbitrators to discuss the issues they face, exchange ideas and review recent developments in labor and employment arbitration. The presenters this year included attorneys, academics and members of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
A member in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Wilkinson is a member of the commercial litigation and ADR practice groups. He concentrates his practice in business litigation, business torts, complex insurance coverage, and professional responsibility matters. He is a frequent lecturer and author on civil litigation and professional responsibility topics and is the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook, a comprehensive review of the rules of conduct governing lawyers, with extensive citations to case decisions and ethics opinions addressing all aspects of lawyer-client relationships.
A resident of Haverford, Pa., Wilkinson serves as vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the largest non-profit provider of continuing legal education in the state. He is co-chair of the State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law, and a frequent author and lecturer on civil litigation topics. He also serves as Program Chair for the Villanova Law Inn of Court.