Mary J. Mullany, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP, where she is a member of the Business and Finance Department and Co-Chair of the Dodd-Frank Task Force. She is also a member of the Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Life Sciences/Technology, Health Care, and Insurance Groups, as well as the Health Care Reform Initiative. Ms. Mullany concentrates her practice in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing (public and private), executive compensation, corporate governance, pharmaceutical and life sciences licensing and collaborations, general corporate law, business counseling, and health care law. She frequently speaks and writes on Dodd-Frank and executive compensation issues, SEC proxy and disclosure requirements, and related securities law issues.