New York – September 15, 2016 – Cooley partner Ivor Elrifi was named New York Attorney of the Year in the Patent Strategy & Management category at the annual LMG Life Sciences Awards. Cooley was also singled out across the venture capital, inter partes review and patent strategy and management categories.
Elrifi joined Cooley in 2014 with a large life sciences patent team from Mintz Levin. He has since grown the practice substantially out of New York, Boston and London.
Cooley has advised life sciences companies for 35+ years and is the #1 firm for life sciences venture financings and issuer side IPOs. The firm is also #1 globally for biotech and pharma licensing transactions. With 70+ people worldwide (90% of which hold PhDs), Cooley’s life sciences patent practice is the largest in the US. Cooley is routinely tapped to handle the IP diligence aspects of high-value investments, M&A deals, capital market offerings and other transactions. In July, Cooley added a 12-person life sciences patent team from Morrison & Foerster led by Mika Reiner Mayer, who is based in Palo Alto.
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