New Montgomery McCracken chair will preside over a period of growth

March 28, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Chris Mondics

As a young man growing up in small-town New Jersey, Louis A. Petroni knew early on he wanted to be a lawyer.

His father was among the first in Glassboro’s Italian American community to attend college, and he urged his children to prepare for professional careers.

Petroni said he never imagined he would one day ascend to chairman of one of Philadelphia’s most venerable law firms, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads L.L.P. Yet that’s exactly what happened earlier this month, when Petroni’s colleagues elected him to a seven-year term.


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