Fox Rothschild LLP To Host Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit

April 2, 2013 – Press Releases

The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is pleased to announce that Michael S. Harrington, chair of the Corporate Department at the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP, will serve as Chairman for the IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit.

This year’s conference marks the 20th anniversary of the annual event, touted as the premiere venture summit in the region. IMPACT 2013 will be held on October 22 and 23 at the Ritz-Carlton and the Crystal Team Room in Philadelphia and will feature company and investment presentations, industry-specific panel sessions, prestigious keynote speakers and enhanced business development and networking opportunities.

“As a longtime supporter of PACT, I am thrilled and honored to chair IMPACT 2013,” said Harrington.

“For 20 years, this conference has been a key event that brings together entrepreneurs and investors and helps forge relationships and connections that channel growth and innovation in the Mid-Atlantic region,” continued Harrington.

“Our goal for this year’s conference is to highlight IMPACT’s longevity and the benefits it has provided to companies and investors over the past two decades while simultaneously boosting its profile and importance to investors outside the region. My firm, Fox Rothschild, recognizes and fully supports the talents of entrepreneurs and looks forward to seizing this opportunity to foster and develop companies in the area,” said Harrington.

Harrington, named one of the leading corporate attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA, oversees Fox Rothschild’s national Corporate Department and is a founding member of its Technology and Venture Finance Practice. He counsels early, expansion stage and emerging growth stage technology and healthcare companies, as well as their investors, through numerous legal and business challenges that arise, including structuring, negotiating and managing investments; investment banking, accounting, management, private investor and other critical financing relationships; raising capital and federal and state law compliance; leveraging intellectual property; and negotiating and documenting corporate transactions.

Jeffrey H. Nicholas, chair of Fox’s Technology and Venture Finance Practice, will serve as vice-chairman of IMPACT 2013, and Fox attorneys Loren D. Danzis, Elizabeth D. Sigety, Kevin M. Granahan and Terrence M. Kerwin will assist in managing the technology, health care and emerging/early stage tracks of the conference.

History of IMPACT
IMPACT, PACT's venture summit, has a long tradition of uniting the key players from the private equity and entrepreneurial communities. This day-and-a-half event, now in its 20th year, offers: access to emerging companies, networking opportunities with the business community leaders and, panel sessions that offer relevance, value and expert knowledge. As the oldest, most established venture summit in the Northeast, IMPACT draws more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success in the region.

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)'s vision is to be a premier resource for emerging growth companies in the technology, clean technology, and life sciences industries. We connect emerging growth companies, venture investors, professional advisors, and technology-focused corporations to network, develop relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster growth and innovation. For more information please visit

About Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP is a full-service law firm built to serve business leaders. Over the past 100 years, we have grown to more than 500 lawyers in 17 offices coast to coast. Our clients come to us because we understand their issues, their priorities and the way they think. We help clients manage risk and make better decisions by offering practical, innovative advice.

About Fox Rothschild’s Technology and Venture Finance Practice
Fox’s Technology and Venture Finance attorneys help position companies – including seed, early and emerging growth -- investors and business leaders for the next leadership opportunity, and the smart and lucrative investment. Combining legal knowledge, IP strategy and financing acumen, our attorneys leverage in-depth industry experience to bring the right people and deals together.