Presentations for Investors as Opposed to Partners

Presentations for Investors as Opposed to Partners

11-09-2017 12:30 pm - 11-09-2017 1:30 pm

Neil Berkley, MBA
West Coast Business Development & Transactions, GlaxoSmithKlein

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Neil Berkley will also be offering Office Hours on the same day, November 9, from 9:00 – 12:00 PM. To apply for Office Hours, please contact Linda Eng.

About Neil Berkley
Neil Berkley joined GSK in 2014 as part of WWBD’s efforts to expand its presence in the Western half of North America. In this role, Neil supports BD Heads in search and evaluation of West Coast opportunities. In 2016, Neil also became part of the WWBD Transactions team which is responsible for negotiating and structuring deals. Before joining GSK, Neil was Head of Business Development at Cadence Pharmaceuticals, a commercial stage acute care company, where he was part of the team who successfully sold the company to Mallinckrodt for $1.3B in cash. Prior to Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Neil held various roles with a primary focus on business development at Mpex Pharmaceutical, an antibacterial company he co-founded in 2001. During his time at Mpex, Neil helped raise over $100M in venture capital financing and closed multiple business development transactions including an option deal with GSK and the acquisition of Mpex by Aptalis in 2011. Neil also co-founded another San Diego-based biotechnology company, Vaxiion Therapeutics, which is developing a novel therapy for bladder cancer. Prior to his industry experience, Neil worked in several different academic laboratories studying immunology, cardiac virology and microbiology. Neil holds a BS in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego and an MS in cellular and molecular biology as well as an MBA from San Diego State University.

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  • 03-01-2018 9:00 am - 03-01-2018 11:00 am

    To apply for Office Hours contact: Carol Ochoa

    Sponsored by:

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    Ali Alemozafar
    Dr. Ali R. Alemozafar is a senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, and IP due diligence in a wide range of technical fields, including diagnostics, therapeutics, genomics, and materials.

    Ali received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Stanford University, where he investigated the reactivity and atomic-scale changes accompanying reactions on various catalysts. During his postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he investigated the dynamics of TiOx nanoparticles and the use of gold as an oxidation catalyst. Prior to attending law school, Ali worked on data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise data integration.

    Ali frequently lectures at the UC Berkeley School of Law and UC Hastings College of the Law on various intellectual property topics, including patent strategy and IP due diligence.

    Michael Hostetler
    Dr. Mike Hostetler is a partner in the SOMA and San Diego offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provides strategic intellectual property counseling to more than 100 growth enterprises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology industries. He works with both venture-backed and public companies. His expertise includes patent strategy, patent prosecution, and patent diligence (both buy and sell side) for venture financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has provided patent counseling in support of pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology products in all stages of development, from proof of concept to regulatory approval to product launch. He leads a talented team of patent associates and patent agents that can meet virtually any technical and strategic need.

    Mike currently serves as a member of the firm's Policy and Nominating Committees.

    Elton Satusky
    Elton Satusky is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He specializes in public and private corporate finance and corporate law and governance. Elton also has considerable expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.

Upcoming Event

  • Office Hours with WSGR Patent and Corporate Law

    09:00-11:00
    03/01/2018
    To apply for Office Hours contact: Carol Ochoa Sponsored by:
    Ali Alemozafar Dr. Ali R. Alemozafar is a senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, and IP due diligence in a wide range of technical fields, including diagnostics, therapeutics, genomics, and materials. Ali received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Stanford University, where he investigated the reactivity and atomic-scale changes accompanying reactions on various catalysts. During his postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he investigated the dynamics of TiOx nanoparticles and the use of gold as an oxidation catalyst. Prior to attending law school, Ali worked on data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise data integration. Ali frequently lectures at the UC Berkeley School of Law and UC Hastings College of the Law on various intellectual property topics, including patent strategy and IP due diligence. Michael Hostetler Dr. Mike Hostetler is a partner in the SOMA and San Diego offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provides strategic intellectual property counseling to more than 100 growth enterprises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology industries. He works with both venture-backed and public companies. His expertise includes patent strategy, patent prosecution, and patent diligence (both buy and sell side) for venture financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has provided patent counseling in support of pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology products in all stages of development, from proof of concept to regulatory approval to product launch. He leads a talented team of patent associates and patent agents that can meet virtually any technical and strategic need. Mike currently serves as a member of the firm's Policy and Nominating Committees. Elton Satusky Elton Satusky is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He specializes in public and private corporate finance and corporate law and governance. Elton also has considerable expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.

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