In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Steven R. London, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and a member of the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group, was quoted in the January 11, 2019 TheStreet article, "Government Shutdown Means 'Uncharted Territory' for IPOs."
"If the shutdown ended tomorrow, I think the impact wouldn't be terribly significant," said Steve London of Pepper Hamilton LLP, who specializes in securities law. "If it continues into February, then what will happen, potentially, is there could be a dramatic increase in filings all at once, and then the SEC is going to be really backed up."