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CinCor Pharma to Sell to AstraZeneca for Approximately $1.8 Billion

January 10, 2023

Cooley advised CinCor Pharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by AstraZeneca. M&A partners Rama Padmanabhan and Rowook Park and corporate partners Div Gupta and Sarah Sellers led the Cooley team.

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Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Div Gupta
Partner, New York
Sarah Sellers
Partner, New York
Christophe Beauduin
Special Counsel, New York
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Trey Reilly
Associate, New York
Amy Hallman Rice
Special Counsel, San Diego
Matthew D. Silverman
Special Counsel, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Rubin Waranch
Associate, Colorado
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
MaryBeth Shreiner
Special Counsel, Reston
Mark Windfeld-Hansen
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Heidi A. Erlacher
Partner, Boston
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Ryan Sansom
Partner, Boston
Stephanie Gentile
Partner, New York
Aric Wu
Partner, New York
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Nyron J. Persaud
Partner, New York
Helenanne Connolly
Partner, Reston
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Lindsey O'Crump
Associate, Washington, DC
Arman Sagart
Associate, San Diego
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Barry Kuang
Associate, Boston
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
Alexander Fullman
Associate, New York
Amanda Gonzalez Burton
Associate, New York
Dr. Xixi Sun
Associate, Boston
Sarah Curry
Associate, New York
Carly Mitchell
Partner, Washington, DC
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Wyatt Kernell
Associate, Colorado
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York

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Meredith Agrees to Sell National Media Group to IAC’s Dotdash

October 14, 2021

Cooley advised Meredith Corporation, a multiplatform media and marketing company, on its agreement to sell its National Media Group to IAC’s Dotdash. Partners Kevin Mills and Aaron Binstock led the Cooley team advising Meredith.

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Kevin Mills
Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Aaron Binstock
Partner, Washington, DC
Michael Basile
Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
Michael Tollini
Partner, Washington, DC
Helenanne Connolly
Partner, Reston
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
David Walsh
Partner, Reston
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Tiana Demas
Partner
Patrick Flanagan
Partner, New York
Sarah Lightdale
Partner, New York
Stephanie Gentile
Partner, New York
Barbara Borden
Partner, San Diego
Dee Bansal
Partner, Washington, DC
Nyron J. Persaud
Partner, New York
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Mark Windfeld-Hansen
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago
Claudia Torres
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Jacquelyn Burke
Special Counsel, Boston
Parker Erkmann
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Wesley Dietrich
Associate, Washington, DC
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Mary Maher Lewis
Special Counsel, Reston
David Safren
Associate, New York
Carly Mitchell
Partner, Washington, DC
Addison Pierce
Associate, Chicago
Nicollette R. Kirby
Associate, Washington, DC
Reza Safai
Associate, Palo Alto
Rubin Waranch
Associate, Colorado
Darah Protas
Partner, Washington, DC
Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Claire M. Gibbs
Associate, Washington, DC
Anthony Hajj
Associate, New York
Henry Wendel
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Asheley Walker
Associate, Washington, DC
Sarah Swain
Associate, Washington, DC
Hugh Stuart
Associate, Washington, DC
John Schlenz
Associate, Washington, DC

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Founder Shield Sells to BRP Group

August 23, 2021

Cooley advised Founder Shield, a tech-enabled insurance distribution platform, on its sale to BRP Group, an independent insurance distribution firm delivering tailored insurance solutions. Partner Geoffrey Starr led the Cooley team advising Founder Shield.

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Jennifer Don
Associate, Reston
Jeffrey J. Tolin
Partner, New York
Helenanne Connolly
Partner, Reston
Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kimberly Nguyen
Special Counsel, Reston
MaryBeth Shreiner
Special Counsel, Reston
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Mor Agam
Associate, New York

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Interos Reaches Unicorn Status With Series C Round

August 2, 2021

Cooley advised Interos, a supply chain risk management and operational resilience technology company, on its $100 million Series C financing round, which brings its valuation to more than $1 billion.

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Mike Lincoln
Vice Chair, Reston
Helenanne Connolly
Partner, Reston
MaryBeth Shreiner
Special Counsel, Reston
David Walsh
Partner, Reston
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC

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Clarabridge Agrees to Sell to Qualtrics for $1.125 Billion

August 2, 2021

Cooley advised Clarabridge, a customer experience management platform focused on omnichannel text and speech analytics, on its agreement to sell to Qualtrics in a stock transaction valued at $1.125 billion. Lawyers Kevin Cooper, Jamie Leigh and Izzy Lubarsky led the Cooley team advising Clarabridge.

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Kevin Cooper
Partner, New York
Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
Mike Lincoln
Vice Chair, Reston
Richard G.S. Lee
Associate, Washington, DC
David Dalton
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Mary Maher Lewis
Special Counsel, Reston
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
David Walsh
Partner, Reston
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Adam Ruttenberg
Partner, Washington, DC
Virat Gupta
Associate, Washington, DC
Helenanne Connolly
Partner, Reston
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Rebecca Ross
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC

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Chambers USA: Labor & Employment – Virginia (2024)

Virginia SuperLawyers: Rising Star (2013-2015)

Virginia Legal Elite: Young Lawyer (2015)

Angela A. Holland Memorial Award (2014)

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The Women's Center, General Counsel

Child and Family Network Centers, Member of the Board of Directors

Human Rights Commission to the Arlington County Board, Commissioner