Former SEC Assistant Director Joins Stradley Ronon As Partner

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 00:00

Michael Mundt, former Securities & Exchange Commission assistant director of the Office of Investment Company Regulation, has joined Stradley Ronon as a partner in its nationally recognized 43-attorney investment management/ mutual funds practice group. He will also work in the firm's exchange-traded funds (ETFs) group and will be based in the firm's Washington, DC, office.

While at the SEC, Mr. Mundt managed one of the offices that reviews applications for orders under the Investment Company Act of 1940. In particular, he supervised the review of applications to permit ETFs and was involved with the regulatory review of all major ETF product innovations over the past 12 years. Mr. Mundt received the SEC's prestigious Paul R. Carey Award, which honors a staff member who demonstrates exceptional personal commitment on a significant policy matter.

With more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Mundt will assist clients with complex legal issues under federal securities laws, with a particular focus on ETFs. Already known for its representation of investment company clients - with more than 700 separate funds and assets under management exceeding $1 trillion - Stradley Ronon's investment management group continues to grow to meet the changing needs of its client base. The practice has increased its attorney count from seven attorneys in 1994 to 43 attorneys today - all of whom are exclusively dedicated to serving investment management clients. Mr. Mundt's experience in federal securities laws, particularly in ETFs, will expand Stradley Ronon's capabilities in these areas.

Stradley Ronon attorney Jana Landon has been appointed as vice-chair of social media for the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) E-Discovery Committee. Ms. Landon will be responsible for increasing the committee's presence on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as facilitating questions and requests from individuals on those sites. DRI is the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation.

As of counsel in the firm's litigation practice group, Ms. Landon is co-chair of the firm's e-discovery task force and focuses her practice on representing clients in products liability, insurance and complex commercial matters.

Stradley Ronon attorney Maria J. Wing has been named to this year's Pennsylvania "Lawyers on the Fast Track" list by the Legal Intelligencer. The 27 individuals on the list are seen as the future leaders of the Commonwealth's legal community. This year's honorees were chosen by an evaluation team comprised of legal professionals from across the Commonwealth.

As an associate in the firm's business practice group, Ms. Wing focuses her practice on real estate, commercial finance and general corporate matters.