April 29, 2017 11:48 AM ET

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Company Overview of Blank Rome LLP

Company Overview

Blank Rome LLP provides legal advisory services. The firm focuses on areas including antitrust litigation, restructuring and bankruptcy, workers compensation, financial services, intellectual property, leasing, mergers and acquisition, real estate, taxation, and estate planning. It caters to energy, healthcare, insurance, maritime, private equity, and real estate sectors. Blank Rome was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with additional offices in Boca Raton, Florida; Cherry Hill and Trenton, New Jersey; Cincinnati, Ohio; Media, Pennsylvania; New York City; Washington, District of Columbia; and Wilmington, Delaware.

130 North 18th Street

One Logan Square

Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998

United States

Founded in 1936





Key Executives for Blank Rome LLP

Chairman and Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Partner
Co-Chair of Corporate, M&A & Securities Practice Group and Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Blank Rome LLP Key Developments

Elizabeth E. Klingensmith Joins Blank Rome LLP as Partner in the Corporate Litigation Group and Member of the Energy Industry Team

Blank Rome LLP announced that Elizabeth E. Klingensmith has joined the firm as a partner in the corporate litigation group and member of the Energy industry team. She is based in the Firm’s Houston office and comes to Blank Rome from Haynes and Boone, LLP. Ms. Klingensmith is the latest addition to the Firm’s Houston office, which has experienced steady growth since opening six years ago. Liz’s primary focus is oil and gas litigation. She routinely represents large and small companies in disputes arising from oil and gas operations and transactions in Texas and North Dakota. She has also counseled oil and gas clients in Oklahoma and Louisiana on a pro hac vice basis. Whether in a small-town courtroom or before an arbitration panel comprised of industry experts, she comes prepared with an understanding of the law and facts, and a full appreciation of her clients’ business objectives. She capably simplifies complex issues into a persuasive story whether for judge, jury, or mediator. In addition to her energy-focused work, Ms. Klingensmith frequently handles commercial disputes in the construction, real estate, transportation, banking, and professional services industries. She has extensive experience with disputes that involve claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, post-judgment enforcement, theft of trade secrets, breach of employment agreements, conversion, and declaratory judgment. Ms. Klingensmith serves as the Young Energy Professionals Committee Chair for the Institute for Energy Law, and is passionate about engaging the next generation of energy professionals. The YEP Committee held its first National Young Energy Professionals Law Conference in March 2017. Ms. Klingensmith received her B.A. and B.M. from Rice University and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

Blank Rome LLP Presents at 11th Annual International Shipping & Offshore Forum, Mar-20-2017 09:55 AM

Blank Rome LLP Presents at 11th Annual International Shipping & Offshore Forum, Mar-20-2017 09:55 AM. Venue: Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street, New York, United States. Speakers: Brett Esber, Partner.

Jonathan A. Clark, Andrew J. Rudolph, and Michael A. Kadlec Joins Blank Rome LLP as Partners

Blank Rome LLP announced that Jonathan A. Clark, Andrew J. Rudolph, and Michael A. Kadlec have joined the Firm as partners in the Tax, Benefits, and Private Client practice group. The employee benefits team joins Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office from Pepper Hamilton LLP where Clark served as co-chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits practice group. With the addition of these three partners, Blank Rome significantly expands its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, of which Mr. Clark has been named chair. For more than 30 years, Mr. Rudolph has advised large employers on employee benefits, executive compensation, and related tax and corporate law issues. For the last 10 years, Rudolph focus has been on using benefits and compensation as a strategic tool for larger employers to manage recruitment, retention, and rewards. Kadlec focuses his practice on the design and drafting of qualified and non-qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans; employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions; public corporation executive compensation disclosures; design and drafting of equity compensation arrangements; and the negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements.

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