In-House & Private Firm M&A, VC, PE Lawyer Is Latest Arrival As Firm’s Local Growth Continues; Represents Tech, Chemical, Life Science Clients
With nearly two decades representing public and privately held companies, Richard N. Hudock has joined McCarter & English as a partner in the Corporate, Securities & Business Transactions group.
Hudock focuses his practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity, and general commercial matters on behalf of companies in the technology, life sciences and chemicals sectors. He will be resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
“Rich offers our clients and the firm the in-house and private lawyer perspectives, wisdom and experience in a variety of industry sectors, and continued smart, steady growth here,” John J. McAleese III, managing partner of McCarter’s Center City office, said. McAleese noted that Hudock’s arrival occurs shortly after that of Kris Henning, a commercial litigator who also has significant experience with technology companies, and joined McCarter as a partner in May.
Added Michael P. Kelly, chairman of the firm: “Rich is precisely the kind of person we want for McCarter’s corporate group and in Philadelphia. His diverse experience and perspectives, and knowledge of a variety of industry sectors will be hugely valuable to the firm and, more importantly, our clients.”
Prior to joining McCarter, Hudock was a member of a business boutique law firm in Philadelphia and former Executive Team member there. Prior to that, he was assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Arkema Inc., a publicly held global specialty chemicals company. Before that, he had been a partner at Dilworth Paxson; corporate counsel for Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., which invests in emerging and growth stage technology and healthcare companies; and assistant general counsel of Fiberlink Communications Corp., an emerging growth software provider acquired by IBM.
Before entering private practice, Hudock served as a law clerk for two chief federal judges in Philadelphia.
Hudock earned his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University; his M.B.A. from Wilkes University; and his B.S. from Lehigh University, where he was a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team.