Stradley Partner Joins Advisory Board For Online Mutual Fund Publication; Partner Named To ADR Advisory Board

Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 00:00

Stradley Ronon partner and investment management/mutual funds practice group chair Bruce G. Leto was recently appointed to the advisory board of BoardIQ, a twice-a-month online publication providing news about mutual fund governance and perspective and industry analysis for mutual fund trustees.

As a member of the advisory board, Mr. Leto, along with other industry leaders, will participate in discussions with BoardIQ's editorial staff concerning current issues facing mutual fund boards, help to determine topics of interest for publications as well as for roundtable discussions and provide an outside lawyer's perspective on such issues in BoardIQ publications.

As chair of Stradley Ronon's investment management/mutual funds practice group, Mr. Leto counsels investment companies, investment advisers, independent trustees and broker-dealers on securities and corporate matters relating to pooled investment products, including registered and unregistered, open- and closed-end investment companies. He also serves on the advisory board of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum.

Stradley Ronon has added partner Kenneth Greenberg and of counsel Joan Ohlbaum Swirsky to its investment management/mutual funds group based in the firm's Philadelphia office.

With a combined 40 years of experience counseling investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers, Mr. Greenberg and Ms. Swirsky will advise Stradley Ronon's clients on regulatory compliance and general corporate matters under the Investment Company Act of 1940. With the addition of these attorneys, Stradley Ronon's investment management/mutual funds group now has more than 39 legal professionals exclusively dedicated to representing the investment management industry.

Stradley Ronon partner Bennett G. Picker was recently appointed to the Council of Advisors of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School. The Straus Institute is currently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation's number one dispute resolution program. Mr. Picker is also a fellow of both the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He serves on the panels of the American Arbitration Association and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and is a member of the executive committee of the American Arbitration Association's Board of Directors.