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The Legal Aftermath of Tragedy: Review and Developments in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

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Though the memories of that tragic day remain fixed in our minds, our judicial system’s efforts to properly compensate the victims of 9/11 are an ongoing process. This riveting CLE course, presented by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney Troy G. Rosasco, will review the most recent updates to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. The course will include the most recent updates to the Act, including the appointment of new “Special Master” Sheila Birnbaum and new Zadroga Act draft regulations of June 2011. Beginning with President Obama’s signing the act into law, the course will chart each step in its development and will also discuss claimant eligibility, the definition and applicability of the term “crash site,” illness coverage, available damages and the statutory cap on attorney fees. Copies of the new draft regulations and other materials supplied by the Special Master will be distributed. Whether you’re a torts attorney, workers’ compensation or disability attorney or simply know someone suffering from Ground Zero toxic exposure, this course should not be missed.

Lecturer Bio

Troy G. Rosasco, Esq.

Troy G. Rosasco is a founding partner with the 12-attorney firm of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP with offices in Manhattan and Ronkonkoma, New York. Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco is a full service disability law firm handling Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund claims, workers’ compensation claims, Social Security disability claims, long term disability claims, and civil service disability pensions. Troy has represented over 5000 injured and disabled workers since 1990. He is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations and St. John's University School of Law. He is a member in good standing of both the New York and New Jersey Bars. He is also admitted to practice before the federal courts of the Eastern District of NY and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He successfully argued the seminal case of Brown vs. Commissioner of Social Security before the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1999.

Troy has authored over 25 articles on workers compensation and disability law for various legal periodicals, including the ABA General Practice Section Newsletter, the Queens Lawyer, the Nassau Lawyer and the Suffolk Lawyer. He was the co-author, with Prof. David Gregory of St. John's Law School, of the Legal Advisory Chapter in Warren, Gorman & Lamont's Workers' Compensation Guide.

He has guest lectured at both Brooklyn Law School and St. John's Law School on workers compensation and disability law. He is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys and has presented CLE programs for the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, NOSSCR, Lawline, the National Academy of CLE, the Queens Bar Association, the Nassau Bar Association and the Suffolk Bar Association.

He has been interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for a television documentary on 9/11 Victim Compensation claims. He has been a guest on the television program The Common Law and the radio programs Your Legal Rights and Learning about the Law. He has been quoted on compensation and disability issues in the New York Times, the New York Law Journal, Newsday, the New York Daily News.

Troy is former Co- Chair of the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance, an Executive Board Member of the New York State Injured Workers’ Bar Association, a former Director of the Nassau County Bar Association, a member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Grievance Committee and a Board Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).

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