Stevens & Lee Attorneys Present at 2018 Annual Wharton China Business Forum

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, February 14, 2018 – Stevens & Lee’s Leonard P. Goldberger and Frank A. Mayer, III presented at the 2018 Annual Wharton China Business Forum held in Philadelphia, PA, on February 10, 2018.

The Forum was sponsored by the Wharton China Business Society at The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Goldberger moderated a panel, “The Emergence of Chinese Multinational Firms in the ‘New Era.’” Mr. Mayer served on a panel, “Enabling and Disrupting:  How Fintech Innovation Will Shape Our Future.”

Mr. Goldberger has more than 40 years of experience in business bankruptcy law. He represents insurers in asbestos, mass tort and environmental bankruptcy cases; works with clients in the acquisition and financing of financially distressed businesses; and represents institutional creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases.

A former Vice President, Director and Executive Committee member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mr. Goldberger has also been Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Insurance Coverage Subcommittee on Insolvency and is a member of the ABA’s Litigation Section and its Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Goldberger is also a member of INSOL International. He is an INSOL International Global Insolvency Fellow.

Mr. Goldberger lectures and writes extensively on bankruptcy law and China-related topics and has served as a contributing editor on the editorial boards of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and INSOL World. He has lectured on Chinese acquisitions of distressed U.S. businesses and assets at Peking University School of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law/Temple University School of Law, Central University of Finance and Economics Law School and KoGuan Law School LLM Program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. For the last 12 years, Mr. Goldberger has given programs on insurance and policyholder bankruptcies at the Insurance Society of Philadelphia. He holds a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Temple University.

Mr. Mayer is Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Group. He advises and defends regulated business enterprises, with emphasis on financial services organizations, foreign banking organizations, U.S.-insured depository institutions, non-bank credit providers, mortgage loan product platforms, payment systems and related participants, directors, special board committees and officers in relation to supervisory and enforcement matters and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises regulated business enterprises on their relationships with federal, state and local governments.

In addition to financial services, Mr. Mayer represents clients in the biotech, technology, health care, real estate, telecommunications, sports, utilities and energy industries.

Mr. Mayer is a former senior attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and senior counsel with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). In these roles, he acted as a bank closing attorney, as general counsel to bank conservatorships and receiverships, as litigator in complex multi-state financial institution-related civil actions and as a member of the National Bank Fraud Working Group. Following his work with the FDIC, Mr. Mayer worked as a consultant with a multinational insurance firm, counseling the company on federal and state legislation related to financial institutions, insurance companies and investment banking firms.

He has an LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law, a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and a B.B.A. from Temple University.

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