Philadelphia partners Scott Connolly and Matt McDonald participated in a panel discussion as part of the New York City Bar Association’s 2010 Professional Development Workshop Series. The panel, presented in collaboration with the Practical Law Company, set out the nuts and bolts of mergers and acquisitions transactions, focusing on typical assignments for junior associates and how to best tackle them. As well as setting out the stages of an M&A transaction, Scott and Matt – both partners in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group – led more than 150 participants in two practical exercises based on modules used in the corporate group’s associate training program.