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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

June 8, 2017

WilmerHale Partners and Practices Named Among Managing Intellectual Property's 2017 IP Stars

IP Stars identifies lawyers based on their practice and industry experience, and recommendations from their peers and clients.  Read More

June 7, 2017

30 Law Firms Pilot Version of Rooney Rule to Boost Diversity in Leadership Ranks

Diversity Lab announced that it is partnering with 30 of the country's leading law firms to pilot the Mansfield Rule.  Read More

June 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents UNTUCKit in $30M Fundraising

UNTUCKit, a leading direct-to-consumer apparel brand, announced that Kleiner Perkins invested $30 million into the business. The company will use this funding to... Read More

June 5, 2017

NXT-ID and Fit Pay Announce Letter of Intent to Combine Businesses

NXT-ID, Inc., a security technology company, and WilmerHale client Fit Pay, Inc., a privately held provider of payment, credential management, and authentication... Read More

June 2, 2017

Raya Treiser Named Co-Chair of ABA’s Public Land and Resources Committee

Treiser will help make decisions regarding the ABA's approach to public land issues as it advocates on behalf of its members and provides them with continuing legal... Read More

June 2, 2017

WilmerHale Reps FastMatch in Euronext Acquisition

Euronext announced the acquisition of 90% of FastMatch, Inc. for $153 million initial cash consideration. FastMatch's management will remain invested with a 10%... Read More

May 30, 2017

The National Law Journal Names WilmerHale Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year

The National Law Journal has named WilmerHale the 2017 Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year in the General Litigation category.  Read More

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best... Read More

May 24, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Sonus in Merger with GENBAND to Create a Global Leader in Real-Time Communications Software Solutions

Sonus Networks, Inc. and GENBAND™ announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine to create a leader in next-generation communications... Read More

May 23, 2017

WilmerHale Earns Win for Unified Patents at PTAB

WilmerHale achieved a significant victory on behalf of Unified Patents Inc. when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued its final written decision in Unified Patents... Read More

May 19, 2017

Jamie Gorelick Honored by Tahirih Justice Center for Role in Landmark Asylum Case

Partner Jamie Gorelick was honored with a Founders Award at the Tahirih Justice Center's 20 Year Anniversary Gala in Washington DC on May 11.  Read More

May 17, 2017

WilmerHale Ranks Among Top Three Life Sciences Law Firms for Second Consecutive Year

The index—launched last year by Lake Whillans and Breaking Media (publisher of MedCity News and Above the Law)—identifies which law firms are the most active and... Read More

May 16, 2017

Law Week Colorado Names Mindy Sooter a Top Woman Attorney

Partner Mindy Sooter was featured in Law Week Colorado's 2017 Top Women Attorneys list, an annual special edition that highlights lawyers who have made a significant... Read More

May 16, 2017

The American Lawyer Names Bill Lee and Joseph Mueller Litigators of the Week for Shutting Down $2B Case Against Intel

Partners Bill Lee and Joseph Mueller were named Litigators of the Week by The American Lawyer for achieving a significant trial victory for Intel Corporation in a $2... Read More

May 11, 2017

Agios Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option in Public Offering

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has issued an additional 757,575 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $49.50 per share, for total gross... Read More

May 11, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Changing Environments in 2.5M Seed Financing

Changing Environments, dba Soofa, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup offering smart and sustainable hardware and software solutions to make smart cities a reality,... Read More

May 10, 2017

Alumni from iRobot and HubSpot Launch Owl Labs and Announce $6M Series A Funding

WilmerHale client Owl Labs announced a $6M Series A financing led by Matrix Partners. Read More

May 10, 2017

Karyopharm Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

WilmerHale client Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, announced the pricing of a registered underwritten public offering of 3,902,439... Read More

May 10, 2017

WilmerHale Prevails in $2B Patent Case on Behalf of Intel

The six-day jury trial held in the US District Court of Delaware before Judge Richard Andrews resulted in a finding of no infringement on all eight asserted claims.  Read More

May 10, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Fulcrum Therapeutics in Series A Financing from GV

Fulcrum Therapeutics announced that it has secured additional Series A funding from GV (formerly Google Ventures) to support the continued advancement of its lead... Read More

May 9, 2017

WilmerHale Earns Win for Braintree Labs in Hatch-Waxman Case

Braintree Laboratories, Inc. was victorious at the Federal Circuit when the appeals court reversed a district court's grant of summary judgment of noninfringement for... Read More

May 9, 2017

WilmerHale Helps Unified Patents Earn Win at PTAB Against Nonend Inventions

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Nonend Inventions, NV, invalidating all claims of US Patent 8,090,862, owned... Read More

May 8, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Exonics Therapeutics in $5M Seed Financing

The newly formed biotechnology company focused on developing gene editing technologies to permanently correct a majority of mutations causing Duchenne muscular dystrophy... Read More

May 8, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Genpact in Acquisition of BrightClaim

Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, announced that it has acquired BrightClaim and its associated... Read More

May 5, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Tangoe in Acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners

WilmerHale client Tangoe, Inc., a global leader in telecom expense management solutions, and Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, entered into a definitive... Read More

May 2, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Agios Pharmaceuticals in Exclusive License Agreement with Aurigene Discovery Technologies

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited announced a global license agreement to research, develop and commercialize small molecule... Read More

May 1, 2017

WilmerHale Reps WorkMarket in $25M in Series D Funding

WorkMarket, Inc., an online platform and marketplace for businesses to manage freelancers, contractors and consultants, received $25 million in its latest round of... Read More

April 28, 2017

WilmerHale Partners Ogden and Machen Chosen to Monitor Tenet Healthcare

Tenet and the US Department of Justice jointly selected the WilmerHale partners, pursuant to the terms of the non-prosecution agreement the health care giant reached... Read More

April 26, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Medtronic in Senior Notes Offering

On March 28, 2017, Medtronic plc's wholly owned subsidiaries, Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A., issued an aggregate principal amount of $2 billion of... Read More

April 26, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Syros Pharmaceuticals in $35M Private Placement

Syros Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery and development of medicines to control the expression of disease-driving genes, announced... Read More

April 26, 2017

WilmerHale Hosts Dayton Early College Academy Students for Job Shadow

On April 25, WilmerHale's Dayton office welcomed eight motivated students from Dayton Early College Academy to job shadow in order to learn more about business, network... Read More

April 25, 2017

Cool Planet Closes on Nearly $20M to Fund Commercialization of Engineered Biocarbon Products

WilmerHale counseled agriculture technology company Cool Planet in the closing of a $19.3 million Series A financing to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna... Read More

April 25, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals in $10M Investment From Pfizer and AbbVie

Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals announced that Pfizer Inc. and AbbVie Inc. have invested in their work to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and other... Read More

April 24, 2017

Eaton Vance Corp. Completes Senior Notes Offering

Eaton Vance Corp. closed a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.500% notes due April 6, 2027. The public offering was made pursuant to an... Read More

April 17, 2017

Brian Boynton, Counselor to Obama Administration Attorney General, Joins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Brian Boynton has returned to the firm as a partner following his service in the US Department of Justice. Boynton will be a... Read More

April 14, 2017

Partner Bill Lee Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ 2017 Member Class

On April 12, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected Partner Bill Lee to its 2017 class of members. He joins many of the world's most accomplished scientists,... Read More

April 13, 2017

Property Management Company's Refusal to Rent to District Voucher Holders is Unlawful Discrimination

The Equal Rights Center, a civil rights organization that seeks to promote equal opportunity in housing, filed a lawsuit against The Lenkin Company Management, Inc., a... Read More

April 10, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels RightHand Robotics in Raising $8M in Equity Financing

RightHand Robotics, a leader in providing end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment of industries including electronics, apparel, grocery... Read More

April 7, 2017

Insurance Navigator Wellthie Looks Beyond Healthcare With $5M Series A Round

Wellthie, an insurance technology company offering leading broker and carrier shopping tools to simplify insurance distribution for small businesses and individuals,... Read More

April 5, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Reflexis to Accelerate Growth With Investment From Great Hill Partners

Reflexis, the leader in retail real-time execution and workforce management solutions, announced that it has received a minority equity investment from Great Hill... Read More

April 4, 2017

AVEO Announces Closing of Public Offering and Full Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares

WilmerHale client AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 34,500,000 shares of common stock. Read More

April 4, 2017

Progress Buys DataRPM for $30M to Build Business Apps

Progress Software, the leading provider of application development and deployment technologies, announced it has completed a $30 million acquisition of DataRPM, a... Read More

April 3, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Vtesse Inc. in Acquisition by Sucampo

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, and Vtesse Inc., a privately-held rare disease company, today announced that Sucampo has acquired... Read More

March 31, 2017

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of WilmerHale Client in Closely Watched Bankruptcy Law Case

WilmerHale earned a significant victory when the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the petitioner and WilmerHale client—a group of truck drivers formerly employed by... Read More