Foley announced today that Tracy A. Bacigalupo has joined the firm's Transactional & Securities Practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Previously, Bacigalupo was a partner at DLA Piper.
Bacigalupo has more than 20 years of experience counseling companies on a wide variety of corporate matters. She concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, intellectual property law and general corporate and real estate investment trust law. She regularly counsels public and private entities organized under Maryland law, including corporate and trust REITs and investment companies located across the country, on general corporate and governance issues that arise in connection with securities offerings and all other transactions.
“As we continue to expand the breadth and depth of our Transactional & Securities Practice, Tracy's addition will be instrumental in further strengthening the broad range of sophisticated legal services provided to public and private companies,” said Jay O. Rothman, chairman and CEO of Foley. “We look forward to the many contributions she will bring to clients alongside our team of highly-regarded corporate attorneys in Washington, D.C., New York and all of Foley's other offices.”
“Tracy is a very well-respected corporate attorney and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team,” said Scott L. Fredericksen, managing partner of Foley's Washington, D.C. office. “As M&A activity continues to rebound, Tracy's wide-ranging experience counseling companies on transactional matters will be an immediate asset to our clients.”
Bacigalupo has extensive experience representing companies in issues related to duties of directors and trustees, takeover defenses, interested director transactions, board and shareholder meetings, functions of board committees and charter and bylaw provisions. She also advises clients on matters related to intellectual property development, protection and enforcement strategies, as well as software development and licensing arrangements.
“Tracy's unique combination of experience counseling clients on transactional, corporate governance and intellectual property matters will add tremendous value for our clients as we continue to help them navigate the changing deal environment,” said David Sanders, co-chair of Foley's Transactional & Securities Practice.
Bacigalupo was recognized by Lawdragon as one of the “3,000 Leading Lawyers in America” and was named to its “500 New Stars, New Worlds” guide in 2006. For its “New Stars” guide, Lawdragon identified the 500 “freshest faces in American law” nationwide, including up-and-coming new talent and seasoned attorneys who have created new practices. Fewer than .01 percent of lawyers in the U.S. are named to the list and Bacigalupo was the only Maryland lawyer included. She was also named a “Super Lawyer – Maryland” (Law & Politics, 2007 – 2008).
With approximately 900 attorneys in 21 offices, Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. In a recent survey* of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel, Foley received a top five ranking out of more than 300 firms for delivering exceptional client service. In addition, Foley received 19 national first-tier rankings on the 2011 – 2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list, and CIO magazine recognized Foley for technological innovation that enhances business value by naming the firm to its prestigious CIO-100 list in 2011.
*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts)