Peter W. Hennessey

Tel 215.864.8354
Fax 215.864.8999

Peter W. Hennessey is an experienced corporate and securities attorney who represents public and private companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms in a broad range of capital markets transactions. Peter handles initial public, follow-on, and secondary equity offerings, and investment-grade, high-yield, and convertible debt offerings.

Peter represents public and private companies in general corporate and securities law matters, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and exchange-listing standards. He advises public companies on stock exchange listing and compliance requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He also represents private companies and venture capital firms in preferred stock financings, including negotiating purchase agreements, investor rights agreements, and voting agreements, and represents both buyers and sellers in strategic M&A transactions.

Peter has significant experience executing initial public offerings, including working closely with management and investment banks to draft registration statements, prepare responses to SEC comments, and negotiate underwriting agreements.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Cybersecurity: Best Practices for Financial Institutions," Ballard Spahr webinar, July 16, 2014


Co-author, "SEC Signals New Phase of Regulation FD Enforcement," Ballard Spahr alert, August 20, 2019

Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2004, cum laude)
Brooklyn Law Review; Recipient, Lisle Scholarship

Amherst College (B.A. 1999)


New York