Overview

Deborah Hong focuses her practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, joint ventures, and corporate recapitalizations and reorganizations. Her clients include a number of publicly held and privately owned companies in the pharmaceutical, technology, financial services, and consumer products sectors. Deborah also provides corporate and strategic business counseling for a variety of clients. She works extensively with both early-stage and mature companies that have intellectual property, including patents, as a core asset, including on acquisition, venture capital, and licensing transactions.

Read More

Results

Representative Matters

Deborah has served as lead counsel for a:

  • publicly held (NYSE) company in the acquisition of a producer of titanium powder
  • publicly held (NYSE) company in a corporate restructuring designed to achieve significant tax savings
  • publicly held (NYSE) company in the acquisition of a producer of culinary cooking stocks
  • publicly held (NYSE) company in the sale of its transportation business
  • publicly held (NYSE) company in the sale of its specialty steel distribution business
  • publicly held (NYSE) company in the acquisition of manufacturing assets of a Hong Kong corporation and the issued share capital of a wholly owned subsidiary
  • publicly held (NASDAQ) company in the divestiture of a patent portfolio in a transaction structure designed to enhance monetization opportunities
  • venture capital fund in numerous seed round investments in emerging technologies 
  • privately held manufacturer in the acquisition of Alstom Grid Canada’s transformer manufacturing facility located in Quebec, Canada
  • privately held financial services company in the sale of its national security solutions division
  • privately held international benefits consulting firm in the acquisition of an employee-mobility consulting firm
  • real estate asset management business in its strategic partnership with a fund advised by W.P. Carey & Co. LLC in connection with a real estate sale leaseback transaction
  • leading independent retailer of Nike-branded products in a variety of corporate and financial transactions, including a reorganization of corporate assets and operations

Read More

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania
Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
      - Leadership Advisory Council (2014 – Present)
      - Executive Committee (2009 – 2014) 
      - President (2010)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Task Force on Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 
      - Committee Chair, Northeast Regional Conference (2009) 
      - Member (2008 - Present)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association 
      - Commissioner, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention (2010) 
      - Liaison to Office of Diversity Recruitment Efforts (2010)
  • Board of Directors, Main Line Chamber of Commerce (2016 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Montgomery County (2014 - 2017)
  • Board of Trustees, Center for Literacy (2009 - 2013)
  • Selection Committee, Stradley/AmerisourceBergen/Hispanic Bar Association Diversity Scholarship (2017 - 2018)
  • Selection Committee, Stradley/Campbells Soup/InterDigital/Barristers Association Diversity Scholarship (2016 - 2017)
  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Group
  • Stradley Ronon Hiring Committee

News

See All

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company v. Audax Health Solutions, Inc.: Buyers Beware,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Corporate & Securities CLE Seminar
  • Presenter, “Where Did All the Money Go? The Interplay Among Purchase Price Adjustments, Earnouts and Indemnification Clauses in Acquisition Agreements,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Corporate & Securities CLE Seminar
  • Presenter, “Entering the World's Hottest Market: Keys to Establishing an Enterprise in China,” Independence Visitor Center
  • Presenter, “Protecting Your Assets: Do you Know Whether Your Collateral is Safe?” Stradley Ronon Derivatives Seminar
  • Presenter, “Term Sheets, Letters of Intent and MOUs: Gaining the Negotiation Advantage Through Artful Drafting,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Annual In-House Counsel Conference
  • Presenter, “The Impact of Recent Case Law Developments on Corporate and Transactional Business Dealings,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Annual In-House Counsel Conference
  • Presenter, “The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Commercial Law/Contracts CLE Seminar
  • Presenter, “The M&A Symphony: Orchestrating the Deal and Managing the Process in Harmony with Outside Counsel,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Annual In-House Counsel Conference
  • Presenter, “Sand Traps and Other Hazards in Supply Contracts,” The Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Annual In-House Counsel Conference
  • Moderator, “Leaning into Success: Words of Wisdom from APA Women in the Legal Profession,” Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • Panelist, “Race, Racism, and Privilege,” 8th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Panelist, “Multicultural Leadership,” 7th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Panelist, “Leaning in Without Tipping Over,” 6th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Panelist, “Climbing the Corporate Ladder,” The Annual National Association of Asian American Professionals Philadelphia Emerging Leaders Summit
  • Panelist, “Minority Lawyers Practicing Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial Law,” Pennsylvania Bar Association, Minority Bar Committee, 8th Diversity Summit
  • Moderator, “Interviewing Workshop for Asian Pacific American Law Students,” Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • Panelist, “Extraordinary, Powerful & Influential Women,” The National Diversity Council 2nd Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Moderator, “Diversity in Private Practice,” 10th Annual Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Conference
  • Panelist, “Diversity: Leading the Charge in the New Decade,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Northeast Regional Conference

Read More

Recognition

  • National Diversity Council, Leadership Excellence in the Law Award
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, “40 Under 40” Recipient
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Diverse Attorneys of the Year
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Best Lawyers Under 40

Read More

In The Community

Deborah serves on the board of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on the board of trustees of The Center for Literacy and was previously a committee member for the Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Society of Professional Women. Additionally, she served on the board of directors of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Montgomery County.
Read More
Back to top