February 18, 2016 11:25 ET

Prominent Corporate Life Sciences Partner Rejoins Cooley

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - February 18, 2016) - Cooley continues to bolster its business department in Palo Alto with the return of partner Laura Berezin. She rejoins Cooley's life sciences group from Hogan Lovells, where she has been practicing since early 2011.

"Laura's deep knowledge of the life sciences industry is widely known throughout the sector," said Barbara Kosacz, partner and head of the firm's global life sciences group. "We're excited to welcome her back to Cooley. She will be a powerful asset to our life sciences client base."

Berezin represents public and private companies, investment banks, venture capital funds and financial institutions within the life sciences sector that operate in the US and Europe. She advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters and also has extensive experience in counseling publicly traded life sciences companies and their boards of directors.

"Cooley is hands down the best law firm for life sciences transactions in the industry," Berezin said. "I'm looking forward to coming back to my roots and getting to work with the team across the US and in Europe. The timing feels perfect, and I'm excited for our future successes."

Cooley has ranked #1 in issuer-side life sciences IPOs from 2000 to 2015, according to IPO Vital Signs, and #1 in the life sciences sector for venture financings from 2013 to 2015, according to VentureSource.

Berezin started at Cooley in 1991 as a summer associate while attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the firm's business department in 1992 and was elected to the partnership in 2000.

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