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Zooming In on Effective Board Meetings

Throughout the pandemic, we all got accustomed to holding virtual meetings as a necessity, but recently I have received a number of questions from clients about continuing to hold virtual or hybrid board meetings or

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IP in the Metaverse

Neal Stephenson coined the term “metaverse” in his 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash as a portmanteau of “meta” and “universe.” The term is generally understood to mean beyond the universe. Having started with online video games,

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Lori Smith

Lori Smith is chair of the emerging companies & venture capital practice and is an active participant in the firm’s health law and mergers and acquisitions groups. Lori has been a trusted adviser to foreign and domestic companies for over 30 years, ranging from startups to large corporations, including entrepreneurs and angel, venture capital, and private equity investors. She represents public and private companies in the negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings, private placements, strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures.

Contributing Authors

Katrina Berishaj

Katrina Berishaj advises financial services clients, including banks, trust companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, insurance companies and institutional investors, on issues arising under the fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to financial products, services and transactions. 

Peter Bogdasarian

Peter Bogdasarian serves as Chief Privacy Officer for the firm, and is responsible for protecting the firm’s data – including information received from our clients – from unauthorized access. He also counsels clients in connection with data privacy and cyber security-related issues. Peter also provides advice to clients in connection with inquiries, investigations, and enforcement actions initiated by government agencies and self-regulatory organizations as well as general litigation matters.

Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey is co-chair of the intellectual property and chair of the IP litigation groups at Stradley Ronon and an active member of the alternative dispute resolution group. 

Sara Crovitz

With more than 25 years of experience, Sara Crovitz provides counsel on all aspects of investment company and investment adviser regulation.

Jan Folena

Jan Folena is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer using her 20 years of enforcement and government experience to guide clients on securities, derivatives and financial services litigation.

Josh Galante

Josh Galante is a member of the firm’s business department and focuses his practice on complex business combination and investment transactions.

Susan Gault-Brown

Susan Gault-Brown is the chair of the firm’s fintech practice group, co-chair of the derivatives and commodities practice group, and an active member of the investment management group.

Samuel Gray

Samuel Gray focuses his practice on corporate transactions, representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, commercial loan transactions, securities law compliance and general corporate matters.

Peter Hong

Peter Hong is co-chair of the firm’s derivatives & commodities practice group and uses his many years of service at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to guide clients through the various regulatory requirements involved in the offer of financial services and products. 

Jason Jones

Jason Jones is engaged in the practice of business law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions of middle-market businesses; organizing and structuring corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities; and drafting and negotiating shareholders’ agreements and business contracts. 

Dean Krishna

Dean Krishna concentrates his practice on international and domestic tax matters. He advises on matters including mergers and acquisitions; private fund agreements, investments and structuring; commercial securities offerings; business restructurings; and general domestic and cross-border tax planning.

Irwin Latner

Irwin Latner is chair of the firm’s family office practice group. For over 30 years, he has been a trusted legal adviser representing family offices, private investment funds and asset managers in various investment fund and platform formations, regulatory and compliance matters, and related transactional matters.

Jin Park

Jin Park provides tax analysis and guidance at the international and federal levels with a focus on investment companies and tax-exempt organizations.

Eric Porter

Eric Porter is a highly respected commercial litigator with extensive experience representing clients through all stages of litigation in state and federal courts. As an advocate for clients across a diverse range of practice areas,

Evan Poulgrain

Evan Poulgrain concentrates his practice on corporate law, advising public and private and private companies in various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, entity formation and corporate governance issues. 

Deborah Reperowitz

Deborah Reperowitz is a nationally recognized bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney, mediator and co-chair of the firm’s bankruptcy, workouts & creditors’ rights group. Debbie has been a partner at “Biglaw” firms and served as senior vice president, chief litigation counsel at CIT Group and general counsel to a financial advisor with an excess of $20 billion under management. 

Christopher Scarpa

Christopher Scarpa focuses his practice on the taxation of pooled investment vehicles, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, real estate mortgage investment conduits and other investment-related vehicles. 

Megan Stamm

Megan Stamm focuses her practice on corporate law, representing clients on a broad range of matters, including complex acquisitions, regulatory compliance, entity formations and governance issues. 

A. Nicole Stover

Nicole Stover is a strategic business partner to corporate, non-profit, and executive clients in all areas of employment law, including competition and trade secrets, mergers and acquisitions, discrimination and harassment, compensation and benefits, and pandemic-related impacts.

Alycia Vivona

With two decades of experience in a broad-based corporate practice, Alycia Vivona has developed particular knowledge in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, cross-border representations and health care.

Kenneth Wang

Kenneth Wang uses his many years of experience in both private practice and in-house tax departments for Fortune 200 companies to counsel clients on all aspects of U.S. tax law, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, fund formation, financing transactions, real estate transactions, business restructurings and reorganizations and international tax.

Mischa Wheat

Mischa Wheat represents clients across a variety of industries on general commercial litigation matters, particularly involving cybersecurity and data privacy issues, focusing on compliance with privacy laws and regulations and data breach investigation. 

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