Christopher S. Connell and Danielle Banks
Stradley Ronon Partners Christopher S. Connell and Danielle Banks were selected to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s inaugural list of “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers.” The award recognizes attorneys who, within the last 18 months, have distinguished themselves in their specialties. The nominations were evaluated based on significant and recent achievements of legal significance, the size of the results and the business impact of their work. Connell was honored in the Corporate (M&A, finance, securities) category, and Banks was recognized in the Employment Litigation category.
Connell co-chairs Stradley Ronon’s corporate and securities practice, focusing his practice on the representation of financial institutions and other corporate clients in a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, offerings of debt and equity securities (both public and private), initial public offerings, and securities matters for public company financial institutions and other general corporate law and governance issues. He regularly advises financial institutions with respect to various federal and state regulatory and compliance matters.
Banks devotes a significant amount of her practice to defending employers against employment discrimination claims, including claims brought under Title VII, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. She also defends governmental entities against Section 1983 claims. Additionally, Banks represents businesses in housing and mortgage discrimination claims and has represented defendants in products liability actions, including pharmaceutical and asbestos litigation. She also handles matters on behalf of religious entities.
About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.