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Ron's practice focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance, securities, insolvency and bankruptcy, and joint ventures. He joined the firm in 1995. From 2008 to 2012, Ron led the firm's U.S. corporate and securities practice in our Hong Kong office. Ron served as the Office Managing Partner for Pittsburgh from 2016 to 2020 and currently serves as the firm Chief Legal Officer. A representative sample of his experience is below.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 1995, J.D.
  • The George Washington University, 1988, B.A., Political Science

  • Pennsylvania

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law, 2020-2024, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
  • Recognized by the Legal Intelligencer as an “Unsung Hero” as part of its 2021 Pennsylvania Professional Excellence Awards

Military Service

Ron served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1992. He was stationed aboard the USS Caron (DD-970).