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Stradley Ronon Appoints Vice Chairs of Business and Litigation Departments

March 13, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce Caroline C. Gorman has been appointed vice chair of the business department and Marissa Parker has been appointed vice chair of the litigation department.

“Both Caroline and Marissa have substantial knowledge and experience in their practices and will be excellent resources for their respective teams,” said Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso. “I commend their leadership and look forward to watching both of them advance our firm into the next generation.”

Gorman, who also serves as vice chair of the financial services practice group, focuses her practice on public finance and all aspects of secured and unsecured financing, including construction and real estate loans, acquisition financing, health care financing and asset-based financing. She regularly represents clients as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel related to tax-exempt financing for 501(c)(3) entities, governmental units and other entities. She also represents clients with respect to general business and real estate matters.

Parker, who serves as chair of Stradley Ronon’s hiring committee, represents corporate, mutual fund, institutional and nonprofit clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus on securities, investment management, ERISA and healthcare. Increasingly, she prosecutes U.S. securities fraud opt-out actions on behalf of mutual funds and institutional investors, and advises funds and investment advisors about opportunities and risks in both domestic and foreign direct securities fraud cases. Routinely serving clients in highly-regulated industries, she brings a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and a commitment to achieving outcomes with short and long-term value.

Stradley Ronon’s business department includes more than 70 attorneys across a diverse array of transactional and advisory disciplines, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, intellectual property, real estate and government affairs.

Stradley Ronon’s litigation department is made up of over 90 client-focused and results-oriented lawyers. The team routinely handles high-risk, high-stakes litigation in a wide array of matters spanning state and federal courts, before governmental agencies, and in international and domestic arbitrations. 

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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