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Pepper Hamilton Enhances Corporate and Securities Practice with Addition of Ronald R. Jewell

Friday, February 11, 2011

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New Partner Has Joined New York Office

New York, NY – February 11, 2011 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that corporate attorney Ronald R. Jewell has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the New York office.

In his practice, Mr. Jewell advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and joint ventures and represents private equity, hedge, mezzanine, debt and distressed funds in their investment activities. He also has experience in counseling directors and special committees in general corporate and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Jewell’s practice covers a broad range of industry sectors, including consumer products, apparel, textiles, retail, life science and health care, telecommunications and media, equipment leasing, manufacturing, construction, natural resources, industrial chemicals, defense, and transportation.

James D. Rosener, chair of Pepper Hamilton’s International Practice Group and partner in charge of the New York office, said, “Ron brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly with respect to cross-border and M&A transactions. He is a terrific addition to our international practice.”

Mr. Jewell’s experience encompasses numerous cross-border transactions, including the involvement of Latin America, where he has been active in representing international hedge funds in portfolio investments, and corporate clients in joint ventures, acquisitions, and licensing and distribution arrangements. He also is a member of the firm’s team U.S.-India practice, particularly with respect to cross-border transactions.

Mr. Jewell commented, “I look forward to working alongside the firm’s accomplished group of attorneys while growing the practice and continuing to provide clients with exceptional service.”

Mr. Jewell has been recognized as a top lawyer for corporate/mergers and acquisitions by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers noted his abilities in complex transactions and his “comprehensive knowledge of the deal issues,” and that he “impresses market sources with his intelligence and pragmatism at the negotiating table.” Mr. Jewell also has been listed as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 US.

Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Jewell was a partner with Dechert LLP in New York. In 1975, he was an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Office of the General Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control) and an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Division of Corporation Finance) from 1975 to 1977.

Mr. Jewell received his LL.M. (taxation) from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1977 and received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude, in 1975 and was the articles editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review. He received his B.A. from Loyola College of Baltimore in 1971. Mr. Jewell is admitted to practice in New York and Maryland, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

About the Corporate and Securities Practice Group

The Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP is committed to providing its clients with clear, imaginative, and practical advice in connection with all types of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnering arrangements, restructurings and reorganizations, and public and private securities offerings, venture capital and other financing transactions. The firm also is experienced in advising corporations, boards of directors, board committees, individual directors, corporate officers and directors about corporate governance issues and related matters. In many instances, the group calls upon the members of other practice groups within the firm such as tax, real estate, labor, and employee benefits. The group also works closely with the intellectual property and antitrust practice groups in advising clients with respect to licensing and other transactions.


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