Stradley Ronon Continues Growth of Corporate Practice

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 15:00


Thomas L. Hanley, former co-chair of SNR Denton’s securities and public companies practice group, and Erin Troy Clinton, a senior attorney experienced in corporate and transactional matters and nonprofit transactions, have joined Stradley Ronon’s Washington office.

Stradley Ronon’s sixth significant attorney acquisition since last January reflects a deliberate strategic initiative to attract practitioners with sophisticated transactional and related experience who can advise its growing public and private company client base.

“We continue to look for experienced practitioners who have established reputations for providing sophisticated legal services and who may be handicapped by big-firm billing rates, lawyer turnover and a focus on global expansion that is unrelated to client needs,” said Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso. “We’re confident that our strong culture, lower cost structure, streamlined staffing model and more palatable billing rates will continue to attract attorneys of Tom’s and Erin’s caliber whose clients are also seeking a firm with these very attributes.”

Mr. Hanley represents public and private companies in a variety of industries including information technology, life sciences, consulting, transportation, telecommunications and media/entertainment. He advises clients on capital-raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, SEC compliance and corporate litigation. During his career he has served as the seller’s or acquirer’s counsel in M&A transactions totaling more than $11 billion and as issuer’s counsel in capital-raising transactions totaling more than $7 billion. In addition, Mr. Hanley serves as a primary liaison between public company clients and the SEC, NYSE and NASDAQ staffs concerning disclosure, governance, listing qualifications and interpretive issues.

Prior to his move to private practice, Mr. Hanley was an attorney at the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance where he provided interpretive advice to public companies and law firms on securities law issues. He is an author and frequent speaker/CLE instructor on corporate governance and securities law issues.

Erin Troy Clinton represents clients in a range of corporate and transactional matters including corporate formations, corporate governance, venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. She also provides corporate advice for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations including formation, registration of exemption, governance, governance disputes, fiduciary obligations, contracting, conflict-of-interest issues and financing.

“Tom and Erin are terrific additions who will help us drive our corporate practice forward,” said Business Department Chair Kevin Boyle. “Tom’s experience is perfectly aligned with the needs of our corporate clients, and his substantive knowledge and technical expertise are an excellent complement to the talents of his colleagues in our M&A practice.”

“We are excited to welcome Tom and Erin to our growing Washington office,” said Stradley Ronon Washington Office Partner-in-Charge Alison M. Fuller. “Their knowledge of securities, corporate governance and transactional matters will be a boon to our clients, locally as well as nationally.”

 “I am excited to be joining Stradley Ronon and look forward to working with my new colleagues to continue to grow our corporate practice,” said Mr. Hanley.

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Douglas A. Grimm, chair of Stradley Ronon’s Health Care Practice Group, served as a panelist in the Federal Healthcare Reform Workshop hosted recently by the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. The workshop addressed critical information to understand the new mandates of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act and how the Act could impact businesses and personal access to healthcare.

Mr. Grimm represents health care systems, with an emphasis on regulatory counseling in the areas of compliance planning, government investigations, health information privacy and security, health information technology, peer review/medical staff and certificates of need, development of new service lines, licensure and provider enrollment, and insurance issues. His clients also include physician group practices, ambulatory surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities, diagnostic imaging centers, health maintenance organizations and home health agencies.