The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of John Wehrli, a veteran IP transaction lawyer, to the Firm’s global Intellectual Property Practice in San Diego. (more…)
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of prominent attorney Marty Lorenzo to the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Lorenzo joins the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team as a partner. He is the fourth lateral partner since December to join Kilpatrick Townsend’s growing Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team. Recent additions include Dan Bell, Sandy Smith and Lou Barbieri.
Mr. Lorenzo brings over 28 years of legal, business and military experience – approaching matters with an innovative mindset and intellectual curiosity. His unique skill set crosses diverse disciplines and integrates the sound judgment of a proven legal advisor, the strategic outlook of an entrepreneur, and the results-oriented discipline of a senior military professional.
Mr. Lorenzo represents domestic and international clients across a broad variety of industries ranging from software and technology, medical device and life sciences, and aerospace and defense. He regularly advises clients on critical transactions and business strategy development, leads clients’ mergers & acquisitions efforts and their capital formation transactions, manages public company reporting obligations, and advises boards of directors. Mr. Lorenzo regularly provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance, internal investigations, federal securities compliance foreign corrupt practices and post-merger integration issues.
“Marty is a terrific addition to our San Diego office,” said Rich Cicchillo, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team Leader. “He is a proven leader with a wide-ranging domestic and international corporate and transactional practice. Marty’s deep familiarity with the software, medical device, life sciences, aerospace & defense contracting, and sports & apparel industries further enhances our capabilities and breadth in these key economic sectors. Additionally, Marty’s experience in technology licensing reinforces our capabilities in our West Coast offices and throughout the firm.”
“Kilpatrick Townsend has a strong national reputation and serves an impressive and expanding client base,” said Marty Lorenzo. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to working with familiar colleagues who put client service first and encourage collaboration.”
Mr. Lorenzo, a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a combat veteran, is currently in his 28th year of service and has been a leader at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.
During his military career, Mr. Lorenzo, has held various command and staff billets with units from Company to Expeditionary Force level.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lorenzo was a partner in the San Diego, California office of an international law firm where his practice focused on international business, corporate finance and securities. He earned his J.D. and received his B.A. from the University of San Diego.
One LLP, an intellectual property, technology and media law firm, has opened a new office in San Diego and has added Partners Nicholas Janda and Neil Ray to the growing practice. Mr. Janda and Mr. Ray will be joining seasoned IP attorneys Mitchell Brook and Stephen Lobbin at the new office, located in the Del Mar area. This San Diego submarket is well-known for having a large presence in biotechnology and life sciences, information communications technology and clean technology sectors with significant intellectual property needs. (more…)
Cooley is advising Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals on its sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Under the terms of the agreement, BMS will acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Cardioxyl for upfront and near-term milestone payments of up to $300 million and potential additional milestone payments of up to $1.78 billion. The transaction is expected to close before year end. (more…)