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Patrick O’Brien

Ropes & Gray LLP


Patrick O’Brien is co-head of the firm’s securities and public companies practice. He concentrates his practice on the life science, healthcare and technology practice areas representing public and private companies, underwriters and investors. Patrick has extensive experience representing life science, healthcare, technology companies and underwriters in connection with public and private equity and debt offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He also focuses on assisting companies and universities with licensing, sales of royalty streams, and the negotiation of joint ventures. - See more at:

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Ropes & Gray LLP boosted its capital markets team in 2016 through the hires of New York-based securities partner Michael Littenberg from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, and San Francisco-based counsel Jesse Cuevas from Shearman & Sterling LLP. The group had a strong year, acting on a string of debut and follow-on offerings and secondary offerings. In a high-profile cross-border deal, life sciences specialist Marc Rubenstein acted alongside the firm’s Hong Kong office in advising Hutchinson China MediTech on its $101m IPO. Among its work for underwriters, practice co-head Patrick O’Brien acted for the lead underwriters in two separate follow-on offerings for Sage Therapeutics totaling $325m. David Fine, Julie Jones and department co-head Paul Kinsella are also recommended. Named partners are based in Boston except where otherwise stated.

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