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Bill Sasso and Josh Shapiro Named to Philadelphia Business Journal's "Power 76" List

October 18, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso and Counsel Josh Shapiro were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 76” list, a compilation of the “most influential people in greater Philadelphia.” Stradley Ronon was one of the only companies to have two individuals on the prestigious list.

Sasso was deemed the “dean of Philadelphia’s law firm leaders” by the publication, which also noted that he “often serves as the legal adviser of choice for some of the region’s key business and political leaders.” Shapiro, who serves as chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and is the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania Attorney General, was chosen for being a “key political player” in the region.

Sasso has been 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 and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the board of trustees of LaSalle University and was the Governor-appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST). He has 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.

Shapiro focuses his practice at Stradley Ronon on general corporate work, real estate and regulatory compliance. As chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, he has helped lead a dramatic turnaround in Montgomery County by eliminating a large budget deficit, reducing overall debt and replenishing the county reserve fund.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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