CO-CHAIR: Tracy A. Bacigalupo

Partner @ Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Tracy A. Bacigalupo is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster and regularly counsels Maryland-formed real estate investment trusts and open- and closed-end investment companies, as well as their directors and trustees, on a broad range of matters, including strategic transactions, capital markets transactions, financings, and corporate governance. She represents issuers in equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings, and provides advice to companies, boards of directors and board committees regarding duties of directors, interested director transactions, charter and bylaw provisions, stockholder activism preparedness and takeover defenses.

Ms. Bacigalupo also is focused on advising clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions, as well as technology transactions and intellectual property development and protection.

Ms. Bacigalupo is a member of Morrison & Foerster’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, which provides cutting-edge knowledge and strategic guidance to clients, with a holistic, comprehensive approach to the emerging blockchain, smart contracts, and distributed ledger space. Ms. Bacigalupo has been the primary drafter and proponent of legislation currently pending in Maryland which, once enacted, will facilitate the use of distributed ledgers by Maryland-formed companies.

Ms. Bacigalupo has been recognized by the legal ranking and news service Lawdragon as one of the “3,000 Leading Lawyers in America” and was recognized by Legal 500 United States in 2014 for her work in project finance, and in 2012 for her work in the area of mergers and acquisitions. The Baltimore Sun recognized Ms. Bacigalupo as one of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore’s “Top Rated Lawyers” in its 2012 Definitive Guide to Legal Representation.

She is a member of the American Bar Association – Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Section of Business Law; and the Maryland State Bar Association – Committee on Corporate Laws.

Ms. Bacigalupo received her J.D. from Washington and Lee University and her B.A. from Hollins College. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, New York, and Washington D.C.