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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Arthur Makadon, Nov. 2, 2000.


Legal Oral History Project: Arthur Makadon, Nov. 2, 2000.

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1440 Biddle Law Library
Year: Running Time: Format:
2000 VHS


Arthur Makadon is Chair of the Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP firm. He also maintains an active litigation practice primarily focusing on white collar criminal matters and complex commercial matters. Mr. Makadon is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University (B.A. 1964) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.B., cum laude, 1967), where he served as editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Since 1996, he has served as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. In recent years, his practice has included the representations of public officials and publicly traded corporations in grand jury matters and other government investigations; the defense of financial institutions for alleged violations under the securities and antitrust laws, ERISA, consumer protection laws; and the defense of a major accounting firm for alleged malpractice relating to the collapse of an insurance company. In addition, Mr. Makadon is engaged for appellate work throughout the country and in high profile matters generally. He also has counseled and represented corporations (and special committees) in connection with corporate governance issues. Before joining Ballard, Mr. Makadon served as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph S. Lord, III, Chief Judge for the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was Chief Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia.


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