Duane Morris Welcomes Partners David M. Hryck, Christopher W. Healy, C. Neil Gray and Economist Theodor van Stephoudt

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NEW YORK, NY—David M. Hryck, Christopher W. Healy and C. Neil Gray have joined Duane Morris LLP’s New York office as partners in the firm’s Corporate and Trial practice groups. Economist Theodor van Stephoudt will join Duane Morris as well. The attorneys and van Stephoudt join the firm from Reed Smith LLP.

David M. Hryck advises clients on the tax and business aspects of structuring their investments for maximum profitability and has in-depth experience with cross-border investments and various licensing structures. He represents celebrities, entertainers, designers, global companies, individuals and international families. Hryck has international proficiency with corporations as well as individuals across the globe, and is recognized for his long track record of structuring transactions. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French and has a working knowledge of Mandarin.

Christopher W. Healy represents litigants in commercial, financial services, mass tort, insurance, bad faith and products liability litigation, serving as trial and national counsel in a variety of complex and individual matters. He has defended, managed and litigated a wide variety of cases in state and federal courts across the country, including serving as litigation counsel to several medical products companies, trial counsel to a large hedge fund, counsel to a major pharmaceutical manufacturer and counsel in 9/11-related World Trade Center litigation. Healy has also successfully handled consumer product class actions, insurance coverage actions and financial institution actions involving breach of contract, insurance sales practices, medical devices, and product and design defects, as well as toxic and environmental exposures, trade secrets and punitive/exemplary damages.

C. Neil Gray has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, including derivative and class actions, contract disputes, business torts and shareholder litigation stemming from various business combinations, and represents a broad range of financial institutions, insurance companies, global and domestic manufacturers and service providers and individuals. His primary practice area includes financial services litigation. Gray has represented a broad group of financial institutions, issuers and individuals in connection with federal and state actions under the securities laws, as well as regulatory and enforcement matters.

Theodor van Stephoudt has extensive experience working with clients in providing assistance in the development of transfer pricing documentation, the planning of appropriate intercompany prices and the valuation of intangibles, tangible assets and entities for tax purposes. Van Stephoudt has defended clients in tax audits conducted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax authorities in Europe and in Asia. His clients include multinational companies with cross-border, intra-group transactions.

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