Laura Berezin

Partner, Palo Alto at Cooley LLP

Laura Berezin

Laura Berezin

Partner, Palo Alto at Cooley LLP

Biography

Laura Berezin is a member of Cooley's business department leadership team. She focuses her practice on corporate securities, M&A and complex corporate finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on representing clients in the life sciences industry. She represents public and private corporations, investment banks, venture capital funds, and financial institutions both in the United States and Europe in a variety of capital market transactions, including public offerings, private placements, PIPES and 144A transactions. Laura has extensive experience in representing life science companies in spin-outs and other domestic and cross-border M&A. Her general corporate practice includes formation and financing activities, securities compliance, public company disclosure and corporate governance matters. She also has extensive experience in counseling publicly-traded life sciences companies and their boards of directors. Laura is also a member of BIO's Emerging Company Governing Board.

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Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner, Los Angeles at Cooley LLP

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Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Asuragen, Inc.

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Education
JD
Class of 1992

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

BS in International Political Economy, with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The State Bar of California is California's official bar association. It is responsible for managing the admission of lawyers to the practice of law, investigating complaints of professional misconduct, and prescribing appropriate discipline. It is directly responsible to the Supreme Court of California. All attorney admissions and disbarments are issued as recommendations of the State Bar, which are then routinely ratified by the Supreme Court. The State Bar was legally established on July 29, 1927, when the State Bar Act went into effect.[5]:xiii–xix Today, the State Bar of California is the largest state bar association in the United States, with 242,000-plus members as of January 2013, of whom over 179,000 are on active status. It is headquartered in San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Career History
Partner, Palo Alto
Current

Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Partner
2011 - 2016

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Washington, D.C., United States. It was formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells. Hogan Lovells has around 2,500 lawyers and revenues of around US$1.8bn (£1.1bn). Hogan Lovells comprises two partnerships, Hogan Lovells US LLP (a US partnership which includes legacy Hogan & Hartson and Lovells offices in the US and Caracas), and Hogan Lovells International LLP (an international partnership which includes the bulk of the legacy Lovells firm and Hogan & Hartson's international offices in Europe and Asia).

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Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, which engages in the discovery and development of novel protein therapeutics. Its product candidates includes, Cabiralizumab (FPA008), Bemarituzumab (FPA144), and FPA150. The FPA008 is an antibody that inhibits colony stimulating factor-1, or CSF1, receptor, or CSF1R, that are developing in rheumatoid arthritis and plan to clinically develop in pigmented villonodular synovitis, or PVNS, and in combination with nivolumab in multiple cancers. The FPA144 is an antibody that inhibits fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b, or FGFR2b, that are developing to treat patients with gastric cancer. The FPA150 is a CD8 T cell checkpoint which targets B7-H4 that is developing as a monotherapy in multiple cancers. The company was founded by Lewis T. Williams in December 2001 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, C.

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Awards & Honors
2011
Daily Journal - Top 25 Biotech Lawyers in California
Admitted to the California Bar
The Legal 500
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Laura Berezin is affiliated with Cooley LLP, Hogan & Lovells LLP, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

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