Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Siddharth Bahl and Andrew S. Glidden have joined the firm as associates in the Securities and Capital Markets practice.
Bahl advises publicly held and private companies in federal and state securities law compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, and corporate governance matters. He also conducts due diligence for securities offerings, completes legal research, and drafts offering materials, contracts, and other agreements. Bahl is active in both the New York State Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA), serving on several committees, including the MCBA’s Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Bahl practiced as an associate with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. He earned his B.A. from Suffolk University, M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, M.S from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Glidden, who also supports the firm’s Digital Assets and Disruptive Technologies practice, advises technology companies, particularly in the blockchain sector, on a wide range of matters and he also advises publicly held and private companies in federal and state securities law compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, and corporate governance matters. Glidden has experience with corporate formation; mergers, acquisitions, and venture financing; contract negotiation and drafting; protocol architecture and product design; and open-source governance. While in law school, he was a co-founder and the Head of Legal Research at Blockchain@BerkeleyLaw. He was also an Honors Legal Intern with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he conducted regulatory examinations and inspections as part of the SEC’s Cyber Unit, performed research related to the regulation of digital token instruments, and trained staff on technical and legal aspects of distributed ledger technology. Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Glidden practiced as an associate with Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo LLP in San Francisco. He earned his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D., from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Harter Secrest & Emery is recognized as a leader in the securities and capital markets industry. With 10 attorneys devoted to practicing securities and capital markets law in Western New York, the firm brings a depth and breadth of experience unmatched in the region. Harter Secrest & Emery has represented issuers and underwriters in over 60 public offerings, with clients ranging from businesses seeking start-up capital to Fortune 500 companies. The firm’s securities practitioners assist clients with private and public offerings of securities, ongoing regulatory compliance and reporting, proxy solicitations, tender offers, digital assets and disruptive technologies, and securities litigation and arbitration before the Securities and Exchange Commission, NYSE, Nasdaq, FINRA, and state and federal courts.