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Thomas Sharbaugh

Entrepreneurial Assistance Clinic, Penn State Law
Professor of Practice

Professor Tom Sharbaugh brings more than 35 years of practice experience to the classroom. Until earlier this year, he was the firm-wide managing partner of operations at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, based in Philadelphia, a position he held for over 14 years.  In this position, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the global law firm with more than 3,100 personnel. As a partner in the firm's Business & Finance Practice Group, he has represented a wide variety of clients in transactional and corporate matters, including private equity funds in M&A and investment transactions. He has a particular interest in startup and early-stage businesses and their funding.  He has written a number of articles and delivered many presentations on crowdfunding and the securities laws applicable to capital raising through unregistered offerings. From 1982 to 1988 he was a partner of Saul Ewing LLP, where he represented middle market companies in general corporate matters.

Professor Sharbaugh serves several educational and non-profit institutions. He is the chair of the Penn State Annual Giving Advisory Council, the chair of the President’s Club and a member of the External Advisory Board of the Schreyer Honors College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Penn Medicine Health System in Philadelphia and volunteers with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania.