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Stradley Ronon Attorneys Lead D&I in Financial Industry Discussion with the Philadelphia Business Journal

February 11, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce Matthew R. DiClemente, co-chair of the firm’s investment management group, and Brian P. Seaman, Chief Diversity Officer and counsel at the firm, served as panelists at the Philadelphia Business Journal event, “Diversity and Inclusion in Philadelphia's Financial Industry,” on Feb. 11. DiClemente and Seaman examined the current state of Philadelphia's financial services industry, explored opportunities for growth, and considered how financial firms are tapping into the city's diversity and what more can be done to support local diversity and inclusion initiatives.

DiClemente represents registered investment companies and their boards of directors, investment advisers, private funds and broker-dealers in a wide range of regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. His clients include several of the largest investment management firms and fund complexes in the country, insurance companies, private fund sponsors and family offices. He currently serves on the firm’s board of directors. He is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for nationwide funds: registered funds and is recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. for mutual/registered funds.

Seaman serves as Stradley Ronon’s Chief Diversity Officer, leading the firm-wide inclusion and equity initiatives. Over the last five years, Seaman has orchestrated the design and implementation of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategies and has helped to chart a multi-year roadmap for Stradley Ronon to develop best practices. Seaman regularly acts as a resource to the board of directors and other key members of firm leadership on diversity issues. He collaborates with Stradley Ronon’s clients to ensure the firm’s diversity initiatives are aligned with client inclusion goals. Seaman is also an integral part of the firm’s efforts to recruit, promote, retain diverse attorneys, and help redesign Stradley Ronon’s hiring process to reduce bias. Seaman continues his work outside of the firm, where he is heavily involved with organizations dedicated to equity and inclusion and is regularly sought out for his perspective on innovative approaches to diversity questions.

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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