Startups are so nimble and dynamic, and the excitement of the founders is contagious. When you work with startups, you're part of the team from day one, so you get particularly invested in their success, and excited for their achievements.
Launch Moment: I turned on the news one morning and they were reporting on the first surgery in the Boston area to deliver a therapeutic company's blindness treatment. The company, Spark Therapeutics, is a client of mine and we had recently completed a huge deal for them to license the ex-US rights to market the drug to Novartis. The coverage was great—the doctors called the treatment a miracle—and it was exciting to see some real-world implications of the work that we get to be a part of.
Representative Experience: I represent private companies in various stages of development, publicly traded companies, and investment firms that have a focus on tech and life sciences. I have represented clients in strategic alliances and licensing transactions, venture capital financings, IPOs, and acquisitions. Recently, I represented Aileron Therapeutics in its IPO; Accent Therapeutics, Disarm Therapeutics, Right Hand Robotics and Nantero in venture capital financings; MPM Capital, Samsara BioCapital and Spark Capital in ; and Voyager Therapeutics, MacroGenics, Editas Medicine and Spark Therapeutics in strategic collaboration and licensing transactions.
Daily Reads: I'm into podcasts and audiobooks (my eyes are tired when I get done with work!). Every morning I listen to NYT's The Daily, and I subscribe to a bunch of Slate and Panoply podcasts. The one I can't miss is The Waves from Slate.
Off the Clock: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and skiing, traveling, cooking and entertaining.
Funny Story: I was interviewed about Aruba tourism for Venezuelan MTV.
JD, Boston University School of Law, 2008
MS, Nutrition and Exercise Science, Queens College, City University of New York, 2004
BS, Nutritional Science, Cornell University, 1999
Bar AdmissionsMassachusetts, New York
Corporate, Technology Transactions and Licensing
Life Sciences: Biotech, Pharmaceutical
Technology: Mobile, Telecom, Infrastructure, Software (includes SAAS and Cloud computing), Materials Sciences (includes nanotechnology, semiconductors, etc.), Energy, Clean Tech, Fin Tech, Services