Richard P. Eckman is a partner in the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and from 2003 to 2015 was chairman of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
Mr. Eckman has a transactional practice that focuses on representing corporations, financial institutions and other entities in complex financing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset securitizations and other lending and venture transactions. He also serves as counsel, often as general counsel, to many startup technology growth companies in the telecommunications, interactive media, medical and health, and information technology industries.
Mr. Eckman is co-author of a chapter titled “Certificate of Title Law – Delaware,” in Compendium of State Certificate of Title Laws, ABA’s Business Law Section.
Active in politics early in his career, he was campaign manager for Pete duPont’s 1976 successful gubernatorial campaign and legislative counsel in the Washington office of Congressman Tom Evans from 1977-1979. He also was one of the drafters of Delaware’s landmark Financial Center Development Act that has attracted over 25 financial institutions to Delaware.
Mr. Eckman was a founder and president of the Delaware Entrepreneurs’ Forum, is a member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Delaware Innovation Fund, and is a member of the Computer Law Association. He is a former chairman of the Commercial Law Section of the Delaware Bar Association. He is a member of Pepper’s Technology Committee.