Cooley Advises Portola Pharmaceuticals on its $140 Million IPO

Palo Alto, Calif. – May 29, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Portola Pharmaceuticals on its $140 million initial public offering. Portola is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics in the areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders and inflammation for patients who currently have limited or no approved treatment options. It now trades on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol "PTLA."

The Cooley corporate securities team advising Portola was comprised of partners Robert Jones, Kenn Guernsey and Sally Kay and associates Christine Liu, Steven Hwang, David Ambler and Matt Fleming. Critical support for the offering was provided by partner Lila Hope and associates Bin Wang and Tracy Huang Harrison (Life Sciences), partner Natasha Leskovsek (Regulatory), partner Amy Wood and associates Keith Ranta and Justin Ho (Compensation & Benefits) and partners Susan Cooper Philpot and Bill Morrow (Tax).

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Related Contacts
Susan Cooper Philpot  Retired Partner San Francisco
Robert L. Jones  Partner Palo Alto
Kenneth Guernsey  Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
Bill Morrow  Retired Partner San Diego
Sally Kay  Of Counsel Palo Alto
Lila Hope  Partner Palo Alto
Amy M. Wood  Partner San Diego
Bin Wang  Special Counsel Palo Alto
Natasha Leskovsek  Of Counsel Washington, DC
David Ambler  Partner Palo Alto
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Compensation & Benefits  Capital Markets  Tax