Wiggin and Dana Expands Philadelphia Office and Adds Investment Management and Broker-Dealer Regulation Practice Group

January 13, 2011

Philadelphia - Wiggin and Dana LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Philadelphia office with the addition of Richard Levan and two lawyers who previously practiced with Mr. Levan at his firm, Richard Levan & Associates.

Mr. Levan and his colleagues, Susan Kennedy and Conor Mullan, will be members of the firm's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group, expanding the firm's services in securities law, including investment management and broker-dealer regulation.

"We are excited about the expansion of our Philadelphia office with the addition of Richard and his team," comments Bob Benjamin, Chair of the firm's Executive Committee. "Richard's experience before the SEC will provide our clients with a valuable resource, and with Richard's leadership, we expect to see further growth in the areas of investment management and broker-dealer regulation."

Richard Levan will be joining the firm as a partner and focusing on securities regulation, SEC investigations and white collar matters. Mr. Levan served as a senior official in the SEC's Philadelphia office, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Before founding his boutique firm a decade ago, Mr. Levan was a partner at Drinker Biddle in Philadelphia. Mr. Levan is immediate past chair of the Securities Regulation Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission's Attorney Advisory Committee.

Joining Mr. Levan will be Susan Kennedy, counsel, and Conor Mullan, an associate. Ms. Kennedy's practice will focus on securities and commercial litigation. Mr. Mullan's practice will concentrate on Securities Regulation and Litigation and White Collar Defense.

Nancy Curran formerly of Richard Levan & Associates will also be joining the firm, providing the new lawyers with administrative support.