Rebecca Givner-Forbes

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SCYNEXIS Announces Exclusive License Agreement With GSK for Brexafemme

April 4, 2023

Cooley advised SCYNEXIS on its exclusive license agreement with GSK for Brexafemme.

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Cooley Protects Launch of Hailey Rhode Bieber’s Rhode Skin Care Line by Defeating Preliminary Injunction Motion

July 30, 2022

Cooley secured a product line-saving trademark victory for Hailey Rhode Bieber and her companies, Rhodedeodato and HRBeauty, on July 22 when the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Rhode NYC’s motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin Bieber from offering her recently launched skin care line under the RHODE mark. Lawyers Michael Rhodes, Brendan Hughes, and Rebecca Givner-Forbes are leading the Cooley team advising Bieber and her companies.

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Special Counsel , Washington, DC
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Dismissal of Securities Class Actions Against Millennial Media

June 3, 2015

Cooley has secured the dismissal of two consolidated securities class actions filed against Millennial Media and others in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Millennial Media is one of the largest independent mobile advertising companies in the United States. In October 2014, two class action lawsuits were filed in the Southern District of New York alleging violations of the federal securities laws against Millennial Media, certain of its current and former executive officers and directors and large shareholders, and seven underwriters associated with the Company's $152 million initial public offering in March 2012, and its $163 million secondary offering in October 2012. In the suits, The suits maintained, among other things, that Millennial Media and other defendants engaged in a fraudulent scheme to artificially inflate the price of the company's common stock by making false and misleading statements to investors. The suits sought unspecified damages on behalf of a purported class of purchasers of the company's common stock during the period from March 28, 2012 through August 11, 2014. Cooley was retained to represent Millennial Media and the individual defendants.

Prior to the submission of motions to dismiss, Cooley uncovered information that cast substantial doubt on whether statements attributed in plaintiffs' complaint to certain "confidential witnesses" actually were made by those witnesses. Plaintiffs eventually voluntarily dismissed without prejudice the consolidated class actions in their entirety, and the court issued an order addressing the confidential witness issues. Neither plaintiffs nor their counsel received any payment or other relief in connection with the dismissal.

The Washington, DC-based Cooley team was led by securities litigation partner Lyle Roberts and included special counsel George Anhang and associates Kate Brubacher, Rebecca Welsh, and Rebecca Givner-Forbes.

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Rebecca Givner-Forbes
Special Counsel , Washington, DC

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MobileIron $100 Million Initial Public Offering

June 17, 2014

Palo Alto, Calif. – Cooley advised MobileIron on its $100 million IPO. MobileIron offers software solutions that enable enterprises to secure and manage mobile applications, content and devices while providing their employees with device choice, privacy and a native user experience. MobileIron's stock now trades on the Nasdaq Global Stock Market under the symbol "MOBL."

Thus far in 2014, Cooley has advised on 58 completed public offerings, including 29 completed IPOs.

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Vice Chair, Palo Alto
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Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
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Partner, Palo Alto
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Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Rebecca Givner-Forbes
Special Counsel , Washington, DC

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World Trademark Review 1000: Top Trademark Lawyer