Magna Legal Services Hosts “Chopped” Competition to Benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Magna hosts groundbreaking competitive conference at annual event for commercial litigators November 6th and 7th at Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

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Magna will host its version of the television show “Chopped”, featuring four trial attorneys going head-to-head in a mock trial setting to present their best case to a panel of judges. After each phase of the trial, the judges will vote and CHOP one lawyer from the competition, leaving one ultimate champion at the end. A live jury and a panel of judges made up of claims executives and in-house counsel will provide real-time feedback on the effectiveness of the presentations via Magna’s handheld audience response system. The attorneys will compete to win up to $5,000.00 in donations made in their firm’s name to CHOP (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia).

“We are excited to provide a unique setting for some friendly competition, and to do it all to help benefit such an amazing charity,” Peter Hecht, Magna’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, said. “No legal conference has ever offered this sort of experience to its attendees, and I know those involved are excited to see these attorneys get into the competitive spirit to win the chance to donate to this organization. So many of those attending, myself included, have firsthand experience with the incredible work CHOP does for children across the United States.”

The program will be moderated by Richard Fabian, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Director of Litigation at The RiverStone Companies. Competing attorneys include Dan Santaniello of Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo and Jones, Ted Schaer of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy PC, Scott Masterson of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and Francis Morrison with Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP.

For more information regarding this event or to register to attend, please contact Katie Barkley at (866) 624-6221.


Magna Legal Services is the fourth largest court reporting company in the country, providing end-to-end legal support services to law firms, corporations and governmental agencies throughout the nation. As an end-to-end service provider, we are able to provide strategic advantages to our clients by offering legal support services at every stage of your legal proceeding. It is our mission to assure that all of your legal support needs are delivered to you in a high quality, reliable and responsive manner.

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