Young Conaway Names Edwin J. Harron and James P. Hughes, Jr. to Management Committee

January 31, 2019Press Release

(Wilmington, DE) - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that partners Edwin J. Harron and James P. Hughes, Jr. have joined the firm’s Management Committee. 

Harron and Hughes succeed partners Barry M. Willoughby, who served on the Management Committee for 11 years, and James L. Patton, Jr., who recently was appointed Chairman Emeritus. The firm’s Management Committee will be comprised of seven members: Chairman, Robert S. Brady, Vice Chair, Michael R. Nestor, and partners C. Barr Flinn, Pauline K. Morgan, and Rolin P. Bissell, along with Harron and Hughes.

“Ed and Jim are well prepared to join Young Conaway’s Management Committee having previously served in numerous leadership positions at the firm,” noted Bob Brady.  “I thank Barry Willoughby and Jim Patton for their many years of dedicated service to the firm. They are directly responsible for the strategic decisions that have guided our firm’s growth while maintaining its commitment to client service and the community.”

Edwin J. Harron is a partner in Young Conaway’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring section.  He specializes in mass tort insolvencies and settlement trusts, routinely advising debtors, mass tort future claimants’ representatives, and other parties in out-of-court workouts, complex foreign and domestic restructurings, pre-planned bankruptcies and chapter 11 cases. Harron is admitted to practice in Delaware, New York and New Jersey.

James P. Hughes, Jr. is a partner in Young Conaway’s Business and Tax section.  He counsels parties involved in corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, fiduciary duty issues, corporate dissolutions, and alternative entities including limited liability companies and limited partnerships. He also renders legal opinions on corporate matters, such as sales of substantially all assets, as well as opinions concerning enforceability of transactions under Delaware corporate, LLC and LP law. Hughes is admitted to practice in Delaware.


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware's largest law firms, counsels national and international clients handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters involving bankruptcy, intellectual property, corporate and alternative entity law. Young Conaway also guides regional businesses through a myriad of employment, education, real estate, tax, estate planning, environmental, and banking issues.