Life Sciences - California
THE FIRM This highly regarded firm is called on by clients across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as well as business consultants and specialist life sciences investors. A wide-ranging workload includes corporate, financing, IP, licensing and commercialization issues. The practice is well known for its strength in working with early-stage companies, and peers commend its prolific practice in this arena. Key clients include Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Cypress BioSciences, SciClone Pharmaceuticals and PaxVax.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Robert Jones's practice covers public and private financing, fiduciary issues, securities law and licensing transactions. He is considered an expert adviser, with valuable experience in the biotechnology sector.
Barbara Kosacz is an experienced corporate attorney focused on strategic partnerships and M&A, as well as private financing, strategic investment and public offerings. She is renowned as a leading attorney in the market, and is well known for her expertise in venture capital work.
Fred Muto is head of the firm's business department and specializes in the representation of emerging and public clients in corporate and securities work. He is experienced in acting for companies and investors on public offerings, as well as a variety of corporate transactions; biotech and medical devices are key areas of practice.
Kay Chandler has a broad practice, advising on technology licensing, M&A, collaboration agreements, profit-sharing and co-promotion agreements. She is singled out for her combination of legal skills and technical industry knowledge.
Barclay Kamb represents clients in corporate, financing and IP matters, and has impressive experience in biotech and medical devices. His workload includes partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, strategic alliances and licensing.