Joseph V. Del Raso, a partner and chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Italian Desk and chair of the National Italian American Foundation, was quoted in the July 21, 2017 Philly.com article, "Italian Style, U.S. Muscle: Hills Re-Brand Ancient Venice Glassworks."
The financial freeze of the late 2000s hit Murano glassmaking firms hard: “They lost their ability to raise capital. Loans froze. Luxury business is the first to stop, and people stopped buying. It was a perfect storm,” says Joseph Del Raso, senior partner at Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton, who guided the Hills in the steps of doing business in Italy.