Gregory J. Nowak, a partner at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, died April 11 at the age of 61, according to an announcement from his firm.
Nowak worked in Troutman Pepper’s investment management and corporate practices, where he handled complex securities law cases. He particularly focused on regulatory compliance and operational matters involving hedge funds and other investment funds.
A statement from the firm said that Nowak “was a talented and accomplished attorney, a trusted adviser to his clients and colleagues alike, and a dear friend to everyone at Troutman Pepper.”
He began working at legacy firm Troutman Sanders in 2002 after leaving his position as executive vice president at Gartmore Global Investments Inc. In that role, he oversaw Gartmore’s acquisitions and helped the company grow its hedge funds business. Prior to that, he served as a partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young.
Outside of his legal work, Nowak was a board member of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Economy League Inc. and served on the finance committee of his church, St. Philip Neri.
He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Cornell Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor.
He is survived by his wife, Denise (nee Maggetti); his children, Elise, Gregory, Matthew and Madeleine; his mother, Mary (nee Onuschak) Nowak; sister, Victoria Cacchio (Louis); sisters- and brothers-in-law; and his nieces and nephews.
A socially distanced funeral service is set to be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Saint Philip Neri Church in Lafayette Hill. A link to the live-streamed service will be available at Nowak’s memorial webpage.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LaSalle University or Holy Ghost Preparatory School.