Stradley Ronon chairman and chairman of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation William R. Sasso hosted U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for a discussion of her book Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Pelosi is the first woman to lead a major party in Congress as well as the first female Speaker of the House.
Stradley Ronon partner Andrew K. Stutzman will present at the American Conference Institute's Third National Forum on Subprime Litigation and Enforcement on October 28 and 29, 2008. Mr. Stutzman will co-present, Foreclosure Actions: Dealing with State Task Forces, Moratoriums, Contested Foreclosures and Other Stall Tactics.The forum will address legal strategies for responding to new securities, investor and borrower actions.
As chair of the firm's mortgage and lending litigation practice, Mr. Stutzman oversees a team of lawyers who represent financial services and other clients in litigation involving consumer and commercial loan transactions.
Michael Folkes has joined Stradley Ronon as director of IT, responsible for all operational aspects of planning, delivering and supporting technology systems within the firm. In particular, he will focus on the firm's short- and long-term technology needs with its strategic and client objectives. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Folkes was the IT director for Dewey & LeBouef in New York City.
Stradley Ronon partners David Scranton and Greg DiMeglio presented, "The Audit Committee: Professional and Regulatory Requirements," at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) Annual Convention in Charleston, SC. The presentation focused on the regulatory requirements and best practices applicable to audit committees and gave special focus to the role of audit committees in special independent investigations.
Mr. Scranton is co-chair of the firm's banking and financial services practice group and Mr. DiMeglio is chair of the firm's securities enforcement practice group.
Stradley Ronon has expanded both its Philadelphia and Malvern, Pa., offices to accommodate the firm's growth.
A core group of the firm's business, estates, litigation and tax attorneys have relocated from Philadelphia to Malvern.