Ken Ludlum assists clients with a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, with a specific emphasis on emerging and middle market businesses. Ken advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, ongoing compliance with federal securities laws, and general corporate governance matters.

A significant portion of Ken’s practice involves representing middle-market private equity firms and their portfolio companies in corporate and commercial transactions. He has counseled private equity firms in connection with their sale and acquisition of numerous companies throughout the United States and in diverse range of industries.

While in law school, Ken served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Arthur J. Schwab, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and for the Honorable John L. Musmanno of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Ken served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Analysis & Writing program.

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Bar Admissions

New Jersey


University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Pittsburgh Law Review (2015)

Pennsylvania State University
B.S. with high distinction (2010)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia VIP

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Associates Committee


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Corporate Law, 2023-24; "Ones to Watch," Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2022-24; "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2023; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Legal Analysis & Writing, Advanced Legal Writing, Legal Writing for the Transactional Lawyer, Conflict of Laws, Advanced Torts, Interviewing & Counseling, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Law of Professional Sports
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Taintor Memorial Award; Benjamin H. Teplitz Award; The Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert Endowment; F.C. Grote Fund Scholarship
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