The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP_NEPA) has announced the appointment of Phillip P. Crowley, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner of Crowley Law LLC, to its board of directors. Crowley Law is a boutique corporate law firm focused on helping emerging technology and life sciences start-ups launch and grow. BFTP_NEPA has led tech-based economic growth in northeastern Pennsylvania for nearly 40 years.
“I look forward to working with Ben Franklin board members, staff, and clients,” said Crowley. “It is my life’s work to support entrepreneurs who create products and services that save lives, reduce suffering, and improve the human condition. I help innovative tech start-ups seize opportunities and avoid mistakes as they commercialize their products.”
Crowley Law provides full-service representation to emerging tech and life sciences companies, delivering a comprehensive array of legal services including contract review and negotiation, licensing, intellectual property protection, and founders and key employee arrangements.
“We are delighted to welcome Phil Crowley to our board,” said Angelo J. Valletta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “Phil’s deep experience in corporate law and his broad understanding of and perspectives on early-stage tech firms are huge assets to Ben Franklin.”
Before founding Crowley Law, Crowley worked as an Assistant General Counsel at Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, he practiced law with two top-tier Wall Street law firms in the mergers and acquisitions, securities, financings, and governance areas.
Crowley has been active on boards of corporate, charitable, and professional organizations throughout his career. He has also served as an advisor to several research organizations and business incubators.
Crowley earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an M.S. in Applied Physics from Harvard University, and a B.S. with High Honors from the Stevens Institute of Technology. In 2019, he received the Stevens Outstanding Contributor Award.