How Workers Compensation Effects Our Businesses

Host: Neil Newman, Senior Vice President, UBS Wealth Management

Another fantastic lineup for our next meeting on a topic that we all need to know more about. Workers Compensation. How it effects our businesses, how we protect ourselves and the real life scenarios from both a plaintiff and defendant attorney standpoint. I encourage you to bring a friend, client or colleague to this meeting as the space at UBS is equip to handle the larger expected crowd.

Speakers & Subjects:

Sophia Kyriakodis
Principal and Commercial Lines President of Emmanuel Risk Solutions

Workers Compensation from an insurance standpoint. What business owners need to know and watch out for to properly protect themselves and their premiums.

Christopher Fox 
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano

How attorneys looks at Workers Compensation cases from a plaintiff and defendant standpoint.  


8:15 am
Group Introductions

8:35 am
Sophia Kyriakodis

9:00 am

9:05 am
Christopher Fox

9:30 am

9:35 - 9:45 am
Meeting Wrap-up


UBS Financial Services
1735 Market St 36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Speaker Bios

Sophia Kyriakodis
Principal and Commercial Lines President of Emmanuel Risk Solutions

Sophia has been in the industry selling insurance since 2004 and currently acts as an Account Executive for middle market commercial exposures. Sophia is a leading insurance expert in the hospitality and habitational verticals, offering risk management solutions, industry expertise and breadth of coverage. Sophia has helped many business owners understand their exposures and how to properly transfer risk not only through insurance vehicles, but through true risk management and loss control best practices. She focuses on educating her clients, helping them to realize they have control over how much they pay and the overall health of their business.

Sophia lives locally with her husband and two precious children and is active in her church as a Sunday School teacher She also coaches local girls basketball and tries to focus on charitable works.

Education: Penn State University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology., (610) 279-4349 Ext: 101

Christopher Fox 
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano

Christopher M. Fox has concentrated his practice in the area of workers’ compensation litigation since graduating from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2002. Before joining Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano in September 2011, Mr. Fox practiced workers’ compensation law at a prominent national labor and employment firm, and with a top regional defense firm’s workers’ compensation department.

Mr. Fox is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and is a multi-year recipient of Pennsylvania Rising Star recognition. He is an active member in the Philadelphia Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section and Pennsylvania Association for Justice.  Mr. Fox has served on the board for the American Heart Association’s Homeruns for Heart, and is active fundraiser for JDRF (formally the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.)

In 2018, he was appointed to a three year term as a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  In his community, Mr. Fox has served as a Democratic committee person, as well as a youth football, basketball and baseball coach. He is the married father of four.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2002)

  • Pennsylvania State University (1999)


  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Public Justice