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Clayton Joins Clinical Faculty

Rebecca Clayton

REBECCA CLAYTON, who has broad experience in corporate and financial law, has been appointed Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer of the Small Business Clinic.

Before joining Penn Law School, Clayton was in-house counsel for CIGNA Corporation, a Fortune 500 employee benefits firm. In that position, she advised the company on how to comply with new corporate governance and financial reporting provisions under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as SEC and NYSE rules, and prepared SEC periodic reports, corporate policies and board briefing materials accordingly.

Previously, she was an associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP from 1997 to 2002. She represented public and private companies in equity and debt financings and information technology transactions, among other areas.

A former legal advocate with the Hale & Dorr Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, Mass., Clayton remains active in community service, including through her work with the Philadelphia Futures mentoring program, the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and as a board member of the Bethel Bryn Mawr Child Care & Development Center. Clayton received her B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale in 1994 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1997.

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