Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that 10 attorneys have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2019. All were promoted from within the firm.
“Our 10 new partners are a diverse group of top dealmakers, leading litigators and trusted business advisors,” said Thomas M. Gallagher, chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “They have each distinguished themselves by providing excellent client service, and we look forward to working with them in their new roles.”
Those elected as partners are:
About Our New Partners
Lindsay D. Breedlove is a member of the Health Sciences Department in the Philadelphia office. She focuses on antitrust litigation, class action lawsuits and shareholder and fiduciary duty disputes primarily for clients in the health care and life sciences industries. She is the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Law School Association. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2009 and received her B.A., cum laude, in government and psychology from Georgetown University in 2004.
Deborah J. Enea is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group in the Berwyn office. She focuses her practice on leveraged finance transactions, such as acquisition financings; syndicated, club and bilateral financings; mezzanine financings; cash flow and asset-based lending; and other secured and unsecured lending transactions for financial institutions and corporate borrowers, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Enea spent 10 years working in commercial lending on the business side. She earned her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law in 2009, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as articles editor for the Emory Law Journal. Ms. Enea received her M.A. in art history from the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1995 and her B.A. in art history from Colgate University in 1991.
Tuhin Ganguly is a member of the Intellectual Property Department in the Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on patent litigation, with a particular emphasis on Section 337 investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Ganguly has experience in a wide variety of technologies including digital imaging technology, mobile applications, web applications, digital signal processing (optical and audio), integrated circuit technologies, biotechnology and medical devices. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University School of Law in 2008. He received his B.A. in biology, with honors, from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001.
Jeremy I. Levy is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the Berwyn office. His practice is devoted primarily to mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Mr. Levy also represents public and private operating companies with respect to corporate governance matters, securities law compliance and corporate finance, and has experience counseling board members and senior management on the full range of legal matters, including governance, fiduciary duties and organizational matters. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame Law School in 2009. He received his B.A. in philosophy, with general honors from the University of Chicago in 2004.
John J. McGrath, III is a member of the Health Sciences Department in the Philadelphia office. He represents health care clients in connection with a variety of business transactions, including entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, reorganizations and dissolution. Mr. McGrath is an experienced corporate attorney and counsels clients on corporate governance issues, securities matters, financings, commercial contracts and other legal and transactional matters. He earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2005. He received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1999.
Mateusz Saykiewicz is a member of the Health Sciences Department in the Pittsburgh office. He focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions and represents public and private companies in all aspects of buy-side and sell-side, stock, asset and merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions, including tender-offer transactions. Mr. Saykiewicz also counsels companies on integral corporate matters, such as business-critical commercial agreements, complex master services agreements, management of internal restructurings and general corporate governance matters. He earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2009 and his M.B.A., with a focus on banking and finance, from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in 2009. He received his A.B. in biology from Brown University in 2002.
John L. (Jack) Schweder, II is a member of the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on professional malpractice actions, Pennsylvania partnership and business corporations disputes, and complex contract litigation on behalf of private equity firms, hedge funds, and other small, mid-sized and large finance industry clients. Mr. Schweder represents clients in state and federal courts across the country, as well as at arbitration, and has handled multiweek trials to jury verdict and arbitration award. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2008, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University in 2000.
Jason C. Spang is a member of the Construction Practice Group in the Philadelphia office. He represents clients in each phase of the construction process, including contract negotiation and formation, project counseling and dispute avoidance, and formal dispute resolution. His practice involves public and private construction and both domestic and international projects. Mr. Spang holds a professional engineering license in the State of New Jersey and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional. He earned his J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers University School of Law in 2007. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 2000.
Frank B. Tripodi is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group in the Philadelphia office. He represents companies and individuals on a variety of executive compensation matters, including design and implementation of equity, incentive and deferred compensation arrangements; 409A compliance and corrections; “golden parachute” analysis; executive compensation disclosure requirements; and employment and severance arrangements. He has extensive experience with employee benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions and public offerings. He earned his LL.M. in taxation, with distinction, from Temple University School of Law in 2001. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 2000 and his B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.
Christen Tuttle is a member of the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group in the Philadelphia office. She focuses her practice on white collar investigations, white collar defense, and compliance. Ms. Tuttle represents corporations, health care providers, educational institutions, government entities, and individuals in matters involving internal investigations and investigations by state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies. She also focuses on compliance issues, particularly in the health care sector. She earned her J.D. in 2007 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was member of the Virginia Journal of Law and Social Policy. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 2001.