Cooley Advises Flexion on Initial Public Offering

San Diego, Calif. – February 26, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Flexion Therapeutics on its $74.8 million IPO. Flexion is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel pain therapies. The company now trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "FLXN."

The Cooley corporate and securities team that advised Flexion included partners Tom Coll, Marc Recht and Sean Clayton, as well as associates Rob Hadfield, Jon Russo, Scott Tanner, Terren O'Connor, Anna Jarosinski, Dani Nazemian and Jessica Wade. Critical Support for the offering was provided by partner Natasha Leskovsek (regulatory); associate Megan Arthur (compensation & benefits); and partner Erich Veitenheimer and associates Angela Purcell and Sandhya Deo (intellectual property).

In 2013, Cooley's capital markets practice had a record year, advising on 60 public offerings, including 23 IPOs that raised more than $8.4 billion. Year-to-date in 2014, Cooley has advised on 24 completed public offerings, including 13 completed IPOs. Last year, Cooley attorneys also handled more than 120 M&A transactions, with an aggregate deal value of more than $12.4 billion.

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Related Contacts
Tom Coll  Partner San Diego
Erich Veitenheimer  Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Megan Arthur Schilling  Partner San Diego
Marc Recht  Partner Boston
Natasha Leskovsek  Of Counsel Washington, DC
Jessica Wade  Paralegal Specialist San Diego
Terren O'Connor  Associate San Diego
Dani Nazemian  Associate San Diego