What is your current role?
I am a partner in the Duane Morris Corporate Practice Group. I represent private equity and venture capital investors, multinational and domestic corporations (public and private), in a wide spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, institutional private placements, cross-border transactions, debt and equity structuring transactions, reverse mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances. I have also formed and structured private equity and hedge funds. My clients span a wide variety of industries, from companies in the retail and consumer products industries, including fashion and apparel, pharmaceutical and medical technology to communications, to media and Internet-based businesses. I am also a member of our Partners’ Board, which is responsible for all major policy decisions for the firm. In addition, I serve as the Chair, Duane Morris Fashion, Retail & Consumer Products industry sector group and am a member of the Steering Committee for our Women’s Impact Network for Success. Starting in January, I will be the co-leader of our Private Equity Group. A typical day in my life includes working on transactions, providing counseling to current clients and meeting with prospective clients, as well as attending to administrative matters. My day usually starts with a 5:00 am workout and ends at 10:00 pm. In between, I make time for my family, especially to guide my son through his studies. It is a crazy busy life, but I wouldn’t trade it. I get energized from helping my clients resolve complex issues and use my experience to help move their business forward.