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Meet Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic’s Valued Sponsors And Partners

From Equity Investors To Service Firms & Universities

Host Sponsors:


Eckert Seamans became our Philadelphia Chapter Host Sponsor in January 2021. They are one of the region's larger law firms with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Michigan, New Jersey, & Delaware.   The firm represents leading businesses, multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals across a wide range of industries in complex litigation matters, significant corporate transactions and challenging disputes, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.  Ernie Hotlzheimer chairs the Private Capital and Emerging Companies practice group and manage the Keiretsu relationship in Philadelphia.   


DC METRO:        

Shulman Rogers is the DC Metro Chapter Host Sponsor.  Located in Potomac, MD, Shulman Rogers is a full service DC area law firm with a unique focus on emerging growth offerings including NEXT.  NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers, disrupts the legal industry by offering a broad range of fixed-fee solutions delivered by senior attorneys with valuable business expertise.  NEXT solves the problem that startup and emerging growth companies face when launching their business as well as scaling: lack of access to predictable legal fees, seasoned attorneys, the latest technology and key business services.  Nasdaq has partnered with NEXT to deliver a collaborative, efficient and transparent technology platform. to fix a critical problem in mid market company growth: the lack of coordinated business advice for owners of mid-market companies.  





New York:   

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward.  With more than 1,700 lawyers in 27 offices worldwide, the firm represents leading international businesses, from emerging enterprises to middle market and Fortune 100 corporations. Our long-standing relationships, international outlook and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for innovative transactions, speedy resolution of complex disputes, and regulatory matters.  Our industry focus includes life sciences and health; financial services; entertainment and media; energy and natural resources and shipping.  Partner Gerard S. DiFiore manages the Keiretsu program in New York.


Since 1993, the Morgan Lewis Princeton office has served the needs of major corporations and emerging growth companies in this dynamic technology community and from around the world. The “Route 1 Corridor” is home to numerous financial services, life sciences, and technology companies. The office’s lawyers serve a wide range of clients, from early-stage biotechnology startups to global pharmaceutical companies, as well as private equity, venture capital, and investment banking firms focused on the life sciences, financial services, and technology sectors.  Office Managing Partner Stephen M. Cohen manages the Keiretsu program in Princeton. 

Region Wide Sponsor:

Courage International Business Advisors:  Boosting your ROI from Human Capital   People.  Everyone says that’s your biggest asset. It’s also your biggest headache.  Talking about the folks who deliver the goods — and the ones who rub you the wrong way — only gets you so far.  If it’s time to do something to improve their ROI — now — or mobilize people to power enterprise growth and get you to the next level, we invite your call.  We can help with an assessment of your Growth Potential, to tell you what you’ll need to get from here to there.  Or with the coaching that equips a key player to grow into an expanded role.  We can assist in recruiting your next key hire.  And get them on-boarded quickly, so they hit stride, seize opportunities, or shake things up in a way that takes you forward, not back.  If you’ve got the courage to take a fresh look at the additional performance your team can achieve — with pay-for-performance systems, people-management tools and a culture that ignites brilliance and powers innovation — we invite your call.  






DC Metro