August 15, 2011
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
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Peter D. Hutcheon Appointed to the Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board
New York, NY (August 15, 2011) – Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board. Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). It is an international journal concerned with issues in all areas of law, science, and technology, including physical, life, social, and behavioral sciences; engineering, aerospace, communications, and computers; logic, mathematics, statistics, and quantitative methods; use of science and technology in law practice, litigation, adjudication, legislation, and court and agency administration; and legal regulation and policy implications of science and technology. Hutcheon has previously served as Chair of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology Law and as Editor of Jurimetrics.
The mission of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of the Section’s members. The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
A resident of Clayton, Gloucester County, New Jersey, Hutcheon practices in the areas of corporate governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, and finance. He represented America’s leading manufacturer of scientific equipment for use by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for over 25 years until its acquisition in 2007 by a leading German equipment manufacturer. He also regularly counsels the management of public and private companies on a variety of corporate governance matters including the complexities of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
He has particular expertise with respect to indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers. Hutcheon has regularly represented one of the largest contract sales organizations, negotiating major field force agreements with pharmaceutical companies. He also represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, as well as firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities. Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans. He possesses extensive familiarity with bank regulatory matters and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry. Hutcheon has considerable experience in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions in deals involving almost $1.5 billion.
Hutcheon is a long-time member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, LLC’s Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee and, for 16 years, was the editor of its newsletter, the PUBOGRAM. He is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee. He was a director for 22 years (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section. He also chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section. He was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, where he provided reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor. He is now in his 31st year as Liaison from the American Bar Association’s State Regulation of Securities Committee to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Hutcheon chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001.
Hutcheon has been selected for inclusion in the Business/Corporate section of New Jersey Super Lawyers® consistently since 2005. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America and New Jersey Super Lawyers, as well as Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Hutcheon has authored numerous articles on various business-related law topics including limited liability companies, securities, and directors’ and officers’ liability. He received his J.D. from Harvard University, cum laude, in 1969 and his B.A. from Williams College, magna cum laude, in 1965.