October 6, 2011
Partner, Executive Compensation & Benefits
Howard Clemons is a partner in the Pillsbury Law's Executive Compensation & Benefits group. Clemons has more than 20 years of experience advising on employee benefit plans and executive compensation and fiduciary liability issues involving the Internal Revenue Code and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act. His experience includes advising companies ranging in size and complexity from technology startups to large publicly held corporations. In addition, he also regularly provides advice on the tax, accounting and securities laws aspects of equity-based compensation programs, such as stock option plans, stock purchase plans, restricted stock programs and phantom stock programs for U.S. companies and, in many cases, their worldwide employees, as well as non-U.S. companies desiring to expand coverage of their home country compensation programs to U.S. employees.
Clemons represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies. Clemons is actively involved in technology organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region. He also periodically writes and lectures on planning and implementing compensation programs.
Clemons holds a B.B.A. from the University of Memphis, got his J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law and earned his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.
James C. Reagan
Senior Vice President and CFO
Jim Reagan joined Vangent in September 2008 and has been responsible for leading Vangent's finance, contracting, pricing and SOX-compliance activities. He lead the company's recent sale process which culminated in Vangent's acquisition by a subsidiary of General Dynamics in a transaction valued at approximately $1 billion.
From October 2005 until May 2008, Reagan served as executive vice president and CFO of Deltek Inc. In that role, he raised $162 million as the leader of the company's initial public offering. His leadership also effectively transformed the company to a SOX-compliant organization.
Prior to Deltek, Reagan served as executive vice president and CFO of Aspect Communications in San Jose, Calif., until its sale in October 2005 to Concerto Software and Golden Gate Capital. He was previously CFO of American Management Systems until its sale to CGI in 2004. Reagan also spent a number of years in senior finance positions at Nextel Communications, MCI Communications, ICF Kaiser International and the Rouse Company.
Reagan holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College in Baltimore and received his bachelor's degree in business administration from The College of William & Mary. In addition, Reagan is a certified public accountant.
David A. Stienes
David Stienes joined LLR Partners in 2000 as an analyst and was promoted to principal in 2008. Stienes has more than 10 years of private equity investment experience, specializes in LLR's health care and outsourced business services practices, and manages LLR's investments in Brightside Academy, Community Education Centers and The Reading Group.
Prior to joining LLR, Stienes worked at Arthur Andersen, providing financial statement audits for companies across a broad range of industries.
Stienes earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, in accounting from James Madison University, and is a certified public accountant CPA in Pennsylvania.
Matthew B. Swartz
Partner, Corporate & Securities-Technology
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Matthew Swartz concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance. He primarily represents middle-market and technology companies, investors in these companies and the investment banks that serve them. He also represents funds of funds in the acquisition of limited partnership interests and secondary direct investments. Swartz's experience as a business lawyer includes representing issuers and investors in scores of venture capital and private equity transactions representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions of businesses in industries ranging from biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing and software to government contracting, consumer products and retail. He has also represented issuers in public equity and 144A debt offerings, as well as bulge bracket, mid-tier, and regional underwriters and placement agents.
Swartz spent several years practicing in Silicon Valley and Southern California prior to relocating to the Washington, D.C., area in 2001. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in business development at a large private biotechnology company in San Diego. He is the author (with Daniel Lee) of The Corporate, Securities, and M & A Lawyer's Job: A Survival Guide, published by the American Bar Association and the editor of Lawyer's Guide to Formulas in Transaction Documents and SEC Filings published by American Lawyer Media's Law Journal Press. Swartz earned a B.A. and J.D. from the University of California.