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DLA Piper LLP (US)

51 JOHN F. KENNEDY PARKWAY, SUITE 120, SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY 07078-2704, USA
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DLA Piper LLP (US), Scott Cowan, New Jersey, USA

Scott Cowan

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Work 1 973 520 2554
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Scott Cowan focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters primarily in the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries. Scott advises a broad range of clients, including startup and emerging companies, publicly held middle-market companies and venture capital and private equity firms. Scott's transactional experience includes IPOs, PIPEs, registered direct offerings and direct follow-on offerings, as well as venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. He regularly serves as outside general counsel for private and public companies at various stages of development.

Education

JD, New York Law School; BA, University of Michigan

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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