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August 16, 2017

Michael Leotta Named National Vice Chair of ABA’s White Collar Crime Committee

Partner Michael Leotta was named a national vice chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) White Collar Crime Committee.  Read More

August 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers... Read More

August 14, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Investors Abingworth Bioventures and Atlas Venture in IFM Therapeutics Acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and IFM Therapeutics announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire all of... Read More

August 10, 2017

DC Lawyers Support Record-Breaking Legal Aid Fundraising Campaign

Lawyers in WilmerHale's Washington DC office raised $135,000 for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia's annual Generous Associates Campaign, a fundraiser... Read More

August 10, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Jebbit in Raising $6.8M Series A Investment

Jebbit, a Boston-based venture-backed startup that has built the world's first declared data platform, announced that it closed a $6.8 million Series A round to continue... Read More

August 10, 2017

WilmerHale Team Offers Pro Bono Support at Detention Center

Volunteers from the Washington DC office traveled to the Farmville Detention Center in rural Virginia to meet with detainees awaiting deportation proceedings.  Read More

August 9, 2017

Cybersecurity Failures May Bring SEC Enforcement Actions, Dan Schubert Tells Wolters Kluwer

WilmerHale Partner Dan Schubert in a Wolters Kluwer interview discusses how cybersecurity issues can lead to SEC enforcement actions. Read More

August 8, 2017

Tom Saunders Honored as a Law360 Appellate Rising Star

Law360's annual Rising Stars contest recognizes talented attorneys under the age of 40 based on career accomplishments in their respective practice areas. Read More

August 8, 2017

UnifyID Raises $20M Series A Funding From NEA to Fuel Next Gen Authentication

UnifyID is leading the development of an implicit authentication platform that requires zero conscious user actions. The company announced that it has closed $20 million... Read More

August 7, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in $65M Public Offering of Common Stock

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has closed on an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock for a public offering price of $6.50 per share,... Read More

August 4, 2017

SunTx Capital Partners Portfolio Company Completes Refinancing for New Capital Structure

WilmerHale represented an ad hoc group of bondholders in a comprehensive $600 million restructuring of Interface Security Systems, a provider of network, physical... Read More

August 4, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Fortive in Acquisition of Industrial Scientific Corporation

On July 27, 2017, Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Industrial Scientific Corporation, a leading provider of... Read More

August 3, 2017

Firm's Representation of Hilton is Honored as Global Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer

For the past five years, The American Lawyer has hosted the Global Legal Awards to honor matters that demonstrate the industry's ability to navigate complex... Read More

August 3, 2017

WilmerHale Advances on The American Lawyer A-List

WilmerHale has earned the number four spot among the nation's top 20 law firms in the 2017 edition of The American Lawyer's A-List. Read More

August 3, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Navient in Acquisition of Duncan Solutions

Navient, a leading asset management and business processing services company, announced the acquisition of Duncan Solutions, a transportation revenue management company... Read More

August 2, 2017

Gretchen Passe Roin Honored as a Law360 Asset Management Rising Star

Law360's annual Rising Stars contest recognizes talented attorneys under the age of 40 based on career accomplishments in their respective practice areas. Read More

August 1, 2017

WilmerHale Reps ExecOnline in Securing $16 Million Series B Investment

ExecOnline announced that it secured a $16 million Series B investment round. The round was led by NewSpring Growth Capital, NewSpring Capital's dedicated growth and... Read More

July 31, 2017

Denver Co-Partner-in-Charge Natalie Hanlon Leh Edits Leading Book on Discovery Issues in Colorado

Natalie Hanlon Leh served as co-managing editor of Discovery in Colorado, a practical guide to the application of the Colorado and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure... Read More

July 31, 2017

BTI Industry Power Rankings Feature WilmerHale’s Strong Client Relationships in Key Industries

WilmerHale registers an impressive performance in the BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017, which provides insight into the law firms that are best positioned with the... Read More

July 27, 2017

Law360 Names WilmerHale a Best Law Firm for Women

The firm has been recognized as surpassing other like-size firms in moving the legal industry toward a more inclusive status quo, according to the 2017 Glass Ceiling... Read More

July 27, 2017

Michael Hazel Selected for Prestigious Leadership Denver Program

Hazel will participate in a year-long program that immerses him in the challenges and opportunities facing Denver, including those related to education, transportation,... Read More

July 27, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Kala Pharmaceuticals in $103.5 Million IPO

On July 25, 2017, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,900,000 shares of common stock, including the underwriters'... Read More

July 26, 2017

For the 10th Consecutive Year, Working Mother Magazine Names WilmerHale a Best Law Firm for Women

The annual list recognizes 50 US law firms for their policies in the advancement of women and for the implementation of work-life balance initiatives. Read More

July 26, 2017

Lauren Fletcher Honored as Law360 Intellectual Property Rising Star

The contest recognizes talented attorneys under the age of 40 based on career accomplishments in their respective practice areas.  Read More

July 25, 2017

Jonathan Cedarbaum Appointed Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States

The Administrative Conference of the US is an independent agency that provides authoritative, nonpartisan legal advice and expertise on administrative law and federal... Read More

July 24, 2017

WilmerHale Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 2017

The firm and several of its partners are ranked in IAM Patent 1000 2017 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals.  Read More

July 24, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Trevi Therapeutics in Securing $50M in Series C Financing

The WilmerHale deal team counseling Trevi Therapeutics was led by Stuart Falber and included Sam Rothberg and Cara Fonseca. Read More

July 24, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Emergent BioSolutions in $96M Acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline Anthrax Drug

Emergent BioSolutions announced it would acquire a drug for treating inhaled anthrax from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in an all-cash deal worth up to $96... Read More

July 20, 2017

LMG Life Sciences Recognizes WilmerHale in 13 Categories on 2017 Award Shortlist

In its annual recognition of the top law firms, lawyers and in-house counsel in the life sciences industry, LMG Life Sciences named WilmerHale to its 2017 award... Read More

July 20, 2017

WilmerHale Earns Win at Federal Circuit on Behalf of Takeda in Hatch-Waxman Litigation

The appeals court reversed a district court finding of patent invalidity based on obviousness and remanded the case with instructions to enter judgment in favor of... Read More

July 19, 2017

Isley Gostin Honored as Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor

The 2017 award winners have been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community.  Read More

July 18, 2017

Jay Holtmeier Elected to The City Bar Fund’s Board of Directors

The City Bar Fund supports several programs that help underserved communities secure legal representation; promote international justice efforts overseas; highlight the... Read More

July 17, 2017

WilmerHale Announces 2017 Pickering Fellow

Senior Associate Nana Wilberforce has been selected as WilmerHale's 2017 Pickering fellow. Wilberforce, based in Washington DC, is a member of the Antitrust and... Read More

July 14, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Stash in Securing $40M in Series C Funding

Stash, a financial technology platform revolutionizing investment and financial literacy across the US, announced that it has raised $40 million in Series C funding.  Read More

July 11, 2017

Staples, Inc. Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Sycamore Partners for $10.25 per Share in Cash, or Approximately $6.9 Billion

Staples, Inc. and Sycamore Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced that they have entered into a merger agreement in which investment funds managed by... Read More

July 7, 2017

MKS Instruments Successfully Completes Third Repricing of Secured Term Loan

On July 6, 2017, MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announced the third successful... Read More

July 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Aileron Therapeutics in IPO

Aileron Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of therapeutics called stapled peptides for cancers and other diseases,... Read More

July 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents WEX Inc. in Successful Term Loan Repricing

WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, announced a successful repricing of the secured term loans under its existing credit facility. Read More

July 5, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. in IPO

Blue Apron's mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron has grown to $795 million in annual revenue to become the... Read More

June 29, 2017

WilmerHale Recognized Across the Country as a Top Workplace

The Washington Post and Bay Area News named the firm a Top Workplace based solely on results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a... Read More

June 29, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Progress in Acquiring Kinvey, the Leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS) Technology

Progress announced it has acquired Kinvey, a privately held company based in Boston and leader in Backend as a Service technology. This acquisition is a key part of the... Read More

June 28, 2017

Six WilmerHale Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017

In cooperation with Best Lawyers®, German newspaper Handelsblatt has named six WilmerHale partners as The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017 in their respective areas of... Read More

June 27, 2017

Partners Justin Watts and Matthew Shade Bolster WilmerHale's IP Litigation Practice in London

Justin Watts, PhD, and Matthew Shade, PhD, have joined the firm as partners in its London office, strengthening WilmerHale's position as a firm of choice for complex... Read More

June 27, 2017

WilmerHale Represents State Street in the Sale of its BlockCross ATS to Instinet

Longstanding client State Street is represented by a team led by Stephanie Evans that includes Livingston Miller, Mark Nylen, Byron Crowe, Nils Remole, Andre Owens,... Read More

June 22, 2017

WilmerHale Receives Its Fourth Gold Standard Award for Supporting Women Leadership in Law Firms

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum has given WilmerHale the Gold Standard Award for its continued dedication to women in leadership roles and commitment to equal... Read More

June 15, 2017

US Chamber Announces Alejandro Mayorkas as Chair of Cyber Leadership Council

The Council serves as a forum for businesses to openly discuss cybersecurity policy and practices, direct Chamber advocacy and education efforts, and serve as a key... Read More

June 13, 2017

Hyalex Orthopaedics Raises $16 Million Series A Financing

WilmerHale client Hyalex Orthopaedics, a medical device company advancing new products that feature HYALEX™ technology, a synthetic polymer that mimics cartilage,... Read More

June 13, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Hilton in Exclusive Co-Branded Credit Card Partnership Agreement With American Express

WilmerHale client Hilton announced that American Express has been selected as the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the United States,... Read More

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on... Read More

June 8, 2017

Andy Spielman and Rachel Jacobson Named Among The National Law Journal's Energy & Environmental Trailblazers

Honorees were selected based on their career achievements and impact on the field of energy and environmental law.  Read More