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Chairman Receives Honorary Degree from Thomas R. Kline School of Law

June 21, 2016
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Willam Sasso and John Fry at Drexel University Commencement

PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso received an honorary degree from the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 18 in Philadelphia. The law school’s eighth commencement ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 180 graduates, including the first to receive Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies and accelerated Juris Doctor degrees. Sasso said he was “honored to receive a degree from a school that he considers ‘the best law school in the United States.’”

Sasso has served as chairman of Stradley Ronon since 1994. Outside of his legal practice, he is widely recognized for his civic accomplishments, including having served as chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, a commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority and as a trustee of Leo Niessen Jr. Charitable Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the board of trustees of LaSalle University and was the Governor-appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Sasso has also received numerous recognitions and awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer and recognition as one of the “23 Most Influential Business People in Philadelphia” by the Philadelphia Business Journal – the only lawyer in private practice to be so recognized.

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