Rosemary Reilly is a seasoned corporate lawyer with more than 20 years of experience advising life sciences and technology companies on corporate and securities matters. She provides ongoing counsel for clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to mature public companies, investment banks and venture capital firms. Drawing on her experience as in-house counsel, she has a unique understanding of the legal and business challenges faced by her clients.
In addition to advising clients on a wide range of corporate and securities matters, Ms. Reilly has significant experience with private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital and strategic financings, and SEC compliance. She regularly advises boards in connection with securities transactions and general corporate matters, and provides advice on governance and commercial transactions.
Ms. Reilly also counsels emerging companies throughout their lifecycle and through complex transactions, including venture capital financings, initial public offerings and acquisitions. Learn more about Ms. Reilly's practice and how she can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Reilly practiced in the Palo Alto, California office of a prominent international firm and previously in New York, New York, where she began her career as an associate. Her approach to legal advice is informed by her experiences dealing first-hand with the consequences that legal decisions can have on a company's bottom line. Specifically, she worked at two technology companies in Northern California: as general counsel at private technology company Shoreline Communications, Inc. (now Shortel, Inc.), and later in the legal department of NASDAQ-traded company Wind River Systems, Inc.
Ms. Reilly is a frequent speaker on topics relating to corporate and securities transactions.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. Ms. Reilly is also a member of the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative and Hiring Committee and is chair of the firm's Boston Senior Associates Committee.
Ms. Reilly represents private companies in various stages of development, publicly traded companies, and venture capital firms with particular focus on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. The clients she represents include Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Editas Medicine, Inc., Innocrin Pharmaceuticals Holdings, LLC, Kadant Inc., Mitobridge, Inc., MKS Instruments, Inc., Stealth BioSciences, Inc., TransMedics Inc. and Viamet Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.
Ms. Reilly's recent highlights include representing:
- numerous companies in venture capital and private financings including Daktari Diagnostics, Editas Medicine, Innocrin, Mitobridge, TransMedics and Viamet Pharmaceuticals;
- venture capital firms and strategic investors including Flagship Ventures and MPM Capital;
- Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Editas Medicine and Epizyme, Inc. in their initial public offerings; and
- CoStim Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Novartis.
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JD, Columbia Law School, 1994Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
BA, Wesleyan University, 1989with high honors