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Latham & Watkins LLP
CA 94025
United States
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Brian J. Cuneo is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Cuneo practices general securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on the representation of public and private companies in the technology and life sciences industries, venture capital funds and investment banks.

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United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

Latham & Watkins LLP is praised for its ‘unparalleled’ life sciences transactional capabilities, offering expertise on M&A and capital markets transactions across multiple jurisdictions. It has been heavily involved in the SPAC market, advising biotech, clinical research and therapy companies on over $20bn worth of combined listings, in addition to a strong IPO presence. On the regulatory front, the team is well known for its FDA practice, advising on drug approvals, clinical trials and exclusivity rights for producers. Most notably, the team has acted for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals to receive exclusivity rights for its ‘orphan drug’ Firdapse. Washington DC-based Elizabeth Richards, Ben Haas and John Manthei all offer regulatory expertise. Patent litigation is another expertise of the team, with DC-based Michael Morin and Adam Perlman, and New York-based Arlene Chow and Ernest Yakob key names to note. Manthei co-leads the team, alongside Silicon Valley-based transactional expert Judith Hasko and Chicago-based litigator Terra Reynolds. Silicon Valley-based Brian Cuneo is known for his advice to emerging companies and venture capital firms.