Drinker Biddle is pleased to announce that five new partners and three new counsel have been admitted to the firm, effective February 1, 2018.

Our newest partners are: Bryan Bloom (FP), Chanda Miller (PH), Nolan Tully (PH), Joshua  Waldbeser (CH) and Adam Weinstock (CH). 

Bryan Bloom is a member of both the Corporate and Securities Group and the Private Client Group, and is based in the Florham Park office. He is an experienced transactional tax lawyer and family office counselor who assists clients with structuring, operating and disposing of portfolio assets, and transitioning the ownership of family assets, goals and legacy.

Chanda A. Miller is a member of the Products Liability Group and is based in the Philadelphia office. Her practice focuses on products liability, antitrust, and appellate litigation. Ms. Miller defends major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in multidistrict litigation, coordinated state proceedings, and individual cases involving claims of personal injury, price-fixing claims, alleged false claims act violations, and consumer protection claims.

Nolan B. Tully is a member of the Insurance Litigation Group and is based in the Philadelphia office. He is co-leader of the firm’s long-term care insurance team and represents long-term care insurers in all aspects of the product life cycle, from product development to regulatory and compliance matters, to litigation and liquidation matters. Mr. Tully also focuses his practice on representing life insurers on issues related to policy lapses, the secondary market for life insurance, premium financing, fraud, and cost of insurance issues. Mr. Tully has also assisted carriers in resolving issues relating to suitability, premium rate increases, developing antifraud programs, HIPAA, regulatory compliance and coverage issues. Finally, Mr. Tully provides counsel to clients in the financial services industry on a variety of compliance issues.

Joshua J. Waldbeser is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and is based in the Chicago office. Mr. Waldbeser works both with plan fiduciaries and service providers, including broker-dealers, insurance companies, registered investment advisers, investment funds and recordkeepers, with respect to ERISA and tax matters, including prohibited transaction issues and exemptions, as well as compliance with FINRA, SEC and other rules. He also counsels employers with respect to design and operational considerations for defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans of all types, including as to regulatory investigations, correction programs and ruling requests, and provides technical support in defending ERISA lawsuits. In addition, Mr. Waldbeser works with charitable corporations, trusts, foundations and endowments with respect to investment matters.

Adam S. Weinstock is a member of the Corporate and Securities Group and is based in the Chicago office. He represents public and private clients on a wide variety of corporate matters across many industries. Mr. Weinstock regularly assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and other complex commercial and governance matters. 

Our newest counsel are: Christopher Bruenjes (DC), Jack Frost, Jr. (FP) and Stacy Lutkus (AL).

Christopher Bruenjes is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice and resides in our Washington, D.C. office.  He is experienced in patent litigation including post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, opinions, portfolio management, and chemical and mechanical patent prosecution, including reissue and reexamination proceedings.

Jack Frost, Jr. is a member of the Litigation Practice and is based in our Florham Park office. He handles a significant array of cases including the national defense of multinational clients in mass tort claims, contractual and general business disputes, project finance, banking and finance, commercial real estate, intellectual property, and state and federal regulatory investigations, practicing at the convergence of business transactions and commercial litigation. His work not only involves New York and New Jersey-based matters, but extends across the United States. Jack prosecutes and defends contractual disputes, negotiates and closes significant loan and bind financings, defends multinational companies in various forms of business and mass tort disputes, defends financial institutions with relation to regulatory investigations, and provides litigation consultation to multinational banks regarding the issuance of municipal securities and multi-tiered financings.

Stacy Lutkus is a member of the Corporate Restructuring Practice and resides in our Albany office. She has experience in all aspects of complex reorganization matters, both in and out-of-court. She advises clients in preparing chapter 11 matters for filing and negotiating restructuring transactions, including distressed asset sales/purchases, debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing. Stacy represents debtors, hedge funds and bank lenders in the financial services, real estate, telecommunications, travel, and gaming industries. Stacy’s background in governmental work has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of United States tax and anti-money laundering statutes.

Please join us in congratulating our newest partners and counsel.