C. Gregory Patton

Associate

Greg represents clients spanning a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, sports, food and beverage, and automotive in transactional and general corporate matters. He helps early stage companies and emerging businesses navigate issues related to business formation, general corporate governance, financings, and venture capital transactions. Greg also advises clients on their securities regulation obligations, including Regulation D and state securities law registrations.

Greg received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Dartmouth College, where he was a three-year varsity letter winner in football. While attending The George Washington University, Greg served as a member and coach of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and volunteered with the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to offer tax preparation assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Advises United Hydrogen Group, Inc. in Sale to Plug Power, Inc.

June 24, 2020

United Hydrogen is one of the largest privately held merchant hydrogen producers in North America. The company operates a manufacturing plant in southeast Tennessee with a capacity to produce 6.4 tons of liquid hydrogen daily, with plans to expand to 10 tons per day.

Publications

SEC Proposes Extensive New Regulations for Private Fund Advisers [Alert]

March 21, 2022

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss the SEC's proposed new and amended rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that would impose specific disclosure requirements, increase reporting requirements, and prohibit certain activities and practices, primarily impacting private fund advisers.

SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Proxy Solicitations [Alert]

July 24, 2020

Kathy Jaffari, Richard Busis, and Greg Patton discuss the SEC's amendments to increase transparency and accountability between Main Street investors, investment advisers, and organizations that provide proxy voting advice.

SEC Final Regulation Best Interest Regarding Duties of Broker-Dealers [Alert]

July 09, 2019

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton detail the changes broker-dealers will need to make under the new Regulation Best Interest, beginning June 30, 2020.

SEC Proposes Disclosure Requirements and Name Restrictions for Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers [Corporate/Securities Alert]

June 18, 2018

In a series of three proposed regulations with requests for comments, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeks to enhance communications by broker-dealers and investment advisers to their customers and clients.

SEC Proposed Regulation Best Interest Regarding Duties Of Broker-Dealers [Securities Alert]

June 11, 2018

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss Release No. 34-83062 (Best Interest Release) proposed under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; the SEC's attempt to make clear that a broker-dealer may not put its own financial interests ahead of its retail customers when making recommendations.

SEC Proposes Clarification Regarding Fiduciary Duties Owed by Investment Advisers [Securities Alert]

May 08, 2018

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss three proposed regulations made by the SEC to enhance and clarify the standards of conduct and duties owed by brokers-dealers and investment advisers to their customers and clients.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Money & Mental Health Matters

November 13, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 2013

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia