Stradley Ronon Chairman Honored At 2012 Father Of The Year Awards

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 10:15


Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso was honored at the 2012 Father of the Year Awards on June 7 in Philadelphia. Stradley Ronon Business Department Chair Kevin Boyle co-chaired this year’s annual dinner along with Daniel J. Hilferty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independence Blue Cross. The awards, presented by the American Diabetes Association and the Greater Philadelphia Father’s Day Council, recognized exceptional fathers who have demonstrated success in business and in the community while also being exemplary role models for their children.

 “Bill Sasso’s leadership in the community has been both consistent and impactful,” said Rena Cozart, Executive Director of the ADA Philadelphia Chapter. “We are so pleased to be able to honor him and the other fathers for their work in building their businesses, supporting their communities, and raising their families. The involvement of business leaders like Bill will be critical to increasing awareness of and response to the pandemic of diabetes that our country currently faces.”

Mr. Sasso has served as chairman of Stradley Ronon’s 200-plus-attorney firm since 1994. In addition, he is widely recognized for his civic accomplishments, including serving as former chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors; as a member of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau board and executive committee; a trustee of his alma mater LaSalle University; and as a trustee of Leo Niessen Jr. Charitable Foundation.           

As chair of the firm’s business department, Mr. Boyle is responsible for the oversight and management of more than 60 business attorneys in the firm’s seven offices. He also serves on the firm’s board of directors, management committee and is the firm’s chief financial partner.

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Stradley Ronon partner Samuel J. Arena edited the The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds, Second Edition – an expanded update of the First Edition, providing a current and more comprehensive analysis of the law relating to commercial and miscellaneous bonds. The 20 chapter Second Edition serves as a primary source of reference for claim professionals and counsel.

Mr. Arena chairs Stradley Ronon’s Fidelity & Surety Practice Group and concentrates his practice in insurance law and fidelity and surety law. He represents insurance companies in complex coverage and related disputes in the areas of fidelity and surety law, directors and officers liability, commercial and general liability, health insurance claims and litigation, and personal lines. Mr. Arena has extensive experience representing insurance companies in bad-faith and extra-contractual liability claims and litigation.

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Stradley Ronon employees and friends participated in the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) “Tour de Cure,” in Ambler, PA, on June 2. The Stradley team raised $2,080 to help support the American Diabetes Association's important research, information and advocacy efforts and its mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Seven Stradley Ronon riders finished the 65-mile course, and team member James Sweet finished in first place.