Stradley Ronon Hosts Summer Associates

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 16:27

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP welcomed 11 summer associates to its 2012 Summer Program. The eight-week program gives students the opportunity to work on challenging and rewarding assignments while experiencing associate life at the firm. This year’s summer associate class includes Shanna B. Bayer – Georgetown University Law Center; Joseph W. Catuzzi – Villanova University School of Law; Alison Chen – Temple University Beasley School of Law; Adriel J. Garcia – Temple University Beasley School of Law; William H. Gottfried – The University of Texas School of Law; C. Clark Hodgson III – Rutgers University School of Law – Camden; Samantha Kats – Villanova University School of Law; Molly O’Brien – University of Pennsylvania Law School; Melissa Pang – Temple University Beasley School of Law; Brandon Riley – Rutgers University School of Law – Camden; and Tiffany B. Wong – Washington University School of Law.

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Stradley Ronon partner David H. Joseph presented “Structured Finance & Securitization: Loss Mitigation Adventures in Today’s Tempestuous Capital Markets” at the 22nd Meritas Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Mr. Joseph discussed the current state of the U.S. securitization market, recent “green shoots” transactions and trends in institutional-investor loss mitigation.

Mr. Joseph advises a broad range of private and public companies in a variety of industries – from financial services to electronic publishing. His practice includes securitization and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, private investment funds, derivatives, commercial finance and general corporate work.

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Stradley Ronon partner Samuel J. Arena Jr. and Chubb Group’s vice president and manager of surety and political risk claims, Richard E. Towle, co-chaired the American Bar Association’s 2012 Spring Surety Meeting of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee on Hilton Head Island, N.C. on May 10 and 11. The two-day program presented The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds, Second Edition, and involved more than 50 insurance company claim professionals, outside counsel and obligee representatives. Among the featured presentations were panel discussions on Commercial Surety from the Underwriter’s Perspective and Commercial Surety from the Claims Professional’s Perspective.

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.