National law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP announced today that Peter J. Gennuso has joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group as a partner in its New York, N.Y. office. He joins the firm from Thompson Hine LLP.

For more than 20 years, Gennuso has represented domestic and foreign companies in corporate finance, securities law, venture capital, private equity and other corporate matters. He also has significant experience representing early-stage and emerging growth companies and frequently advises entrepreneurs.

“Peter is a talented and well-regarded corporate lawyer and business advisor who brings significant securities capabilities to our strong national team,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “Clients look to Drinker Biddle for the highest-level counsel and, with his deep experience advising clients across a wide range of industries on complex corporate and securities matters, Peter will be a valued resource.”

Gennuso assists public and private companies with capital raising transactions, including private placements, PIPE transactions, IPOs, public company filings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and general corporate matters. Representing a broad spectrum, Gennuso’s clients come from highly regulated industry sectors, including pharma and life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, technology, energy, and retail.

"We are delighted to have Peter join Drinker Biddle," said James M. Fischer, chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group. "Peter’s work in many of our strategic industries and practice areas helps extend our reach, and makes him a perfect fit for our firm. Our clients will benefit from his experience in public and private equity as well as his knowledge of critical financial, regulatory and governance issues."

Gennuso earned his J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He holds a master’s degree in business administration in finance from Pace University Lubin School of Business and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Iona College. Gennuso also studied at the London School of Economics.