Cooley Advises Underwriters on Eleven Biotherapeutics IPO

Reston, VA. – February 14, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that it advised the underwriters on the initial public offering of Eleven Biotherapeutics. A clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, Eleven Biotherapeutics now trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "EBIO."

Citigroup, Cowen and Company, LLC and Leerink Partners LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The Cooley corporate and securities team advising the underwriters was led by partner Brent Siler and included partner Drew Williamson, special counsel Brian Leaf and associate Robert E. Jones. Critical support for the offering was provided by partner and chair of Cooley's healthcare and life sciences practice Drew Gantt, partner Natasha Leskovsek and associate David Sclar (regulatory); partner Bill Christiansen and associate Aaron Nudelman (intellectual property); and partner Susan Cooper Philpot (tax).

This offering follows Cooley's record year in 2013 for capital markets in which the firm advised on 60 public offerings, including 23 IPOs, raising more than $8.4 billion. Year-to-date in 2014, Cooley has advised on 20 public offerings, including 10 IPOs.

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Related Contacts
Brian Leaf  Partner Reston
Brent Siler  Senior Counsel Washington, DC, Reston
Natasha Leskovsek  Of Counsel Washington, DC
Bill Christiansen  Partner Seattle
Drew Williamson  Partner San Francisco