W. R. Grace & Co.
B.S. Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania J.D., with honor, University of Maryland, Order of the Coif
Mr. Conron is Securities Counsel to W. R. Grace & Co., a specialty chemicals company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining Grace, Mr. Conron was a partner in the securities regulation practice group at Venable LLP. His practice focuses on securities regulation, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes public debt and equity offerings on the issuer and underwriter side, private investment on the issuer and investor side and mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies. He has designed takeover defenses and has particular experience in regard to the corporate governance issues raised by federal securities and state corporate laws. Mr. Conron is a member of the American Law Institute and the Association of Corporate Counsel of America. He was an officer in the United States Navy from 1986 to 1990 and has since served as a reserve officer. Mr. Conron is a member of the bar of Maryland and Washington, DC.