Palo Alto – July 31, 2020 – The Deal named partner Rama Padmanabhan Dealmaker of the Year in Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech at its Middle Market Awards. Among other shortlisted wins, the firm also picked up Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year for Immune Design’s sale to Merck – led by partners Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle and Laura Berezin.
The Deal Middle Market Awards highlight the leading lawyers, bankers, investors and advisers in middle-market transactions.
Cooley was also shortlisted for:
- Technology, Media & Telecom Law Firm of the Year
- Deal of the Year for advising Meredith on its sale of the Fortune media brand to Chatchaval Jiaravanon
- Most Innovative Deal of the Year for advising Torc Robotics on its sale of a majority stake to Daimler Trucks
In addition to her industry win, Padmanabhan was shortlisted for Dealmaker of the Year. She focuses her practice on a range of public and private merger and acquisition transactions, including options to buy, cross-border transactions, SPACs, joint ventures and other complex transactions.
Cooley’s highly acclaimed M&A practice has earned the firm a top 10 spot in The Deal’s M&A Power Rankings for the first time this year. It’s world-class transactional team of 180+ members spans 16 major business and technology centers in the US, Europe and Asia. The team netted an impressive 1H, advising on numerous transactions spanning buy- and sell-side deals across the life sciences, technology and retail & consumer spaces. Cooley is the #2 most active firm for public M&A year to date. In addition to its blockbuster work, the M&A team actively participates in thought leadership circles and provides insightful guidance on its M&A blog.
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