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October 17, 2017

WilmerHale Advises Visterra in $46.7M Series C Financing

Visterra, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its novel Hierotope® platform to identify unique disease targets, announced that it has completed a... Read More

October 15, 2017

60 Minutes: Redemption

In a 60 Minutes segment that aired on October 15, Seth Waxman shares his reflections as a mentor to Shon Hopwood, a Georgetown Law professor who served 12 years in... Read More

October 12, 2017

The Legal 500 UK Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2017 Edition

In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK, WilmerHale is named a top-tier firm for dispute resolution - international arbitration and crime, fraud and licensing - fraud:... Read More

October 10, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Andela in $40M Series C Funding

As announced in today's New York Times article, “Start-up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline from Africa,” Andela Inc.—a New York-based startup that identifies the most... Read More

October 6, 2017

WilmerHale Shortlisted for Most Impressive Investigations Practice Honor by GIR

WilmerHale has been named a finalist for the Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year Award given by Global Investigations Review (GIR).  Read More

October 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Navient in $155M Acquisition of Earnest

Navient, a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Earnest, a leading financial... Read More

October 5, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Disarm Therapeutics in $30M Series A Financing

Disarm Therapeutics, a new biotechnology company developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological diseases by preventing axonal degeneration, announced the... Read More

October 5, 2017

Yeve Chitiga Joins DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council

This week, Associate Yeve Chitiga began a two-year term as a member of the DC Bar Foundation's (DCBF) Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC). Read More

October 3, 2017

Former CFTC Chief Counsel Petal Walker to Rejoin WilmerHale

Ms. Walker's practice will focus on advising companies on futures and swaps compliance and regulation in addition to other policy matters overseen by the CFTC.  Read More

October 3, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Suono Bio in Seed Funding Led by Polaris and MIT’s The Engine

Suono Bio, a company developing a platform technology designed to enable ultra-rapid delivery of therapeutics—including proteins and nucleic acids—to the... Read More

September 29, 2017

Epizyme Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Epizyme, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel epigenetic therapies, announced the closing of its public offering of 10,557,000 shares of its... Read More

September 28, 2017

The National Law Journal Honors Randall Lee as a 2017 Winning Litigator

Lee was chosen by the NLJ for his victory over the Securities and Exchange Commission at trial last year. Read More

September 28, 2017

Joe Mueller and Bill Lee Honored as Winning Litigators by The National Law Journal

Mueller and Lee were selected for their role in achieving a significant trial victory for Intel Corporation in a $2 billion patent infringement suit brought by AVM... Read More

September 28, 2017

WilmerHale Represents CIRCOR in $855M Acquisition of Colfax’s Fluid Handling Business from Colfax Corp.

CIRCOR International, Inc.—a leading provider of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, aerospace, power,... Read More

September 28, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Nabriva Therapeutics in $80M Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

On September 22, 2017, Nabriva Therapeutics plc closed on its underwritten public offering of 9,411,765 ordinary shares at a public offering price of $8.50 per share,... Read More

September 27, 2017

The National Law Journal Recognizes Thomas Mueller as an Antitrust Trailblazer

Mueller was chosen based on his significant career accomplishments and innovations in the field of antitrust and competition law.  Read More

September 26, 2017

Mick Bain Named "50 on Fire" Finalist by BostInno

The “50 on Fire” awards highlight the most impactful group of individuals and companies in Boston tech and innovation covering a span of industries.  Read More

September 26, 2017

Randall Lee Named to the Daily Journal's Top 100

The Daily Journal has honored Randall Lee as one of the top 100 Lawyers in California in 2017. Lee was named to the annual list for his accomplishments during the last... Read More

September 25, 2017

WilmerHale Adds Partner Keith Trammell, Establishing Corporate Practice in its Denver Office

Mr. Trammell counsels public companies, private equity funds and privately held companies on capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions.  Read More

September 22, 2017

WilmerHale Named Finalist for Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor has named WilmerHale as a finalist for the Deal of the Year award in the following categories: Information Technology (from $10M-$50M),... Read More

September 22, 2017

David Cohen Explains How US North Korea Sanctions Pressure Chinese Banks on PBS NewsHour

Following the Trump Administration's announcement of increased economic sanctions on North Korea on September 21, Partner David Cohen explained on PBS NewsHour that the... Read More

September 21, 2017

Partner Brent Gurney Inducted Into American College of Trial Lawyers

WilmerHale Partner Brent Gurney was selected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of North America's top legal groups.  Read More

September 20, 2017

NAPABA Names WilmerHale 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award Recipient

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named WilmerHale as its 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award recipient. Read More

September 19, 2017

LMG Life Sciences Names WilmerHale Life Cycle Firm of the Year and Lisa Pirozzolo General Patent Litigator of the Year

Lawyers from across the United States and Canada gathered on September 13 at the Essex House in New York to celebrate the annual LMG Life Sciences Awards, recognizing... Read More

September 15, 2017

Alison Geary Named to Global Investigations Review's “40 Under 40” List

London-based Counsel Alison Geary has been named to Global Investigations Review's prestigious “40 Under 40” listing of the world's leading young investigations lawyers. Read More

September 15, 2017

David Cohen Discusses Growing Importance and Complexity of Sanctions on C-SPAN

Partner David Cohen, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency who also served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial... Read More

September 15, 2017

Mindy Sooter Elevated to Chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s IP Section

As chair, she is responsible for ensuring that the section focuses on educational programs and the exchange of information about new or proposed developments in the... Read More

September 7, 2017

David S. Cohen, Former CIA Deputy Director and Treasury Under Secretary, Rejoins WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that David S. Cohen, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and... Read More

September 5, 2017

Michael L. Connor, Former Interior Department Deputy Secretary, Joins WilmerHale

Mr. Connor, who was the second-highest ranking official at the Interior Department, will focus his practice on energy development, environmental compliance, natural... Read More

August 31, 2017

Law Week Colorado Interviews Andy Spielman on Energy and Natural Resource Law

Law Week Colorado Reporter Julia Cardi speaks with WilmerHale Partner Andy Spielman about the state and lucrative nature of energy and natural resource law practices and... Read More

August 31, 2017

Law360 Names WilmerHale a Best Firm for Women and Minority Attorneys

Recognized as one of only two large law firms to have above-average diversity at all levels when looking at race and ethnicity, as well as gender, according to the 2017... Read More

August 31, 2017

WilmerHale Renews Partnership With Alliance for Downtown New York

WilmerHale has signed on for a sixth year of its partnership with the Alliance for Downtown New York and will remain the co-presenting sponsor, along with the Downtown... Read More

August 30, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Apellis Pharmaceuticals in $60 Million Series E Financing

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a platform of novel therapeutic compounds for the treatment of autoimmune diseases,... Read More

August 29, 2017

Felicia Ellsworth Appointed to Standing Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure

The committee reviews issues and proposals concerning the Massachusetts Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure, and advises the Justices on the rules of civil and... Read More

August 29, 2017

WilmerHale Assists Pepe the Frog Creator in Enforcing IP, Striking Back at Islamophobic Children’s Book

On behalf of client and artist Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, WilmerHale has enforced Furie's intellectual property rights to shut down distribution of Eric... Read More

August 25, 2017

Rachel Jacobson Named Vice Chair of ABA Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee

The SNRDL Committee—part of the ABA's Section on Environment, Energy and Resources—informs ABA members, as well as the general public, on legal issues and trends... Read More

August 24, 2017

Catherine Carroll Honored Among Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching

The Diversity Journal has recognized Partner Catherine Carroll on its annual list of Women Worth Watching, which honors executive trailblazers for their passion,... Read More

August 24, 2017

Heather Tewksbury Honored Among Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching

The Diversity Journal has recognized Partner Heather Tewksbury on its annual list of Women Worth Watching, which honors executive trailblazers for their passion,... Read More

August 23, 2017

WilmerHale Reps SnapApp in Raising $10.2M Series B Funding Round

SnapApp, provider of the leading SaaS platform used by B2B marketers to create, publish, and measure interactive content, announced that it has closed $10.2 million in... Read More

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