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Sharon Druker closes a transaction in the pharmaceuticals field

August 3, 2015 — On June 22, Gladius Pharmaceuticals Inc., a new Montréal-based biotechnology firm, announced the closing of the equity financing via a cross-border vehicle of US technology developed by Sopharmia Inc. This investment will support Gladius’ development of novel drugs destined to treat major multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections.

Sharon G. Druker represented Sopharmia and Gladius on the deal, which also involved SR One (GlaxoSmithKline’s venture capital fund) and Lumira (Merck Lumira’s venture capital fund), as well as the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

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BNA Webinar: Opportunities and Obstacles: Preparing for the Transition to the ICD-10 Code Set

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET, George BreenChair of Epstein Becker Green’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee, will co-present “Opportunities and Obstacles: Preparing for the Transition to the ICD-10 Code Set,” a webinar hosted by Bloomberg BNA.

With the transition to the ICD-10 code set coming in October, the health-care industry is grappling with adopting new technology and making last-minute preparations. The switch to ICD-10 also presents new opportunities to increase productivity and improve patient health.

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EBG Named As One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women

When I learned that Epstein Becker and Green had been named among the “50 Best LawJennifer Barna Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers for 2015, I was not surprised.  Nor were any of my female colleagues here at EBG.  We know firsthand that our firm is the real deal when it comes to supporting, retaining and advancing smart, hard working women at every level of their careers.

According to Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers, inclusion in this meaningful list means that EBG is among the 50 firms that have been “recognized for their family friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.” This year’s award measures firms on such factors as representation, flexibility, leadership, compensation, and advancement of women, as well as development and retention of women.

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Experienced IP attorney Robert Cosmo Baraona returns to McDonald Hopkins

CLEVELAND (August 3, 2015) – Robert Cosmo Baraona has joined as senior counsel in the Intellectual Property department at McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm where he worked for two years earlier in his career. Based in McDonald Hopkins’ Cleveland office, Baraona joins a national team of more than 25 intellectual property attorneys and professionals.

Baraona served the past 10 years as patent counsel for Energizer Holdings, Inc., a global consumer products manufacturer. In his role, he developed comprehensive intellectual property strategies and best practices for the company’s battery and lighting products. He also managed patent prosecution and litigation, negotiated numerous supply, consulting, license and purchase agreements, and counseled the company’s global manufacturing and R&D operations on intellectual property matters. Baraona began his legal career with BWX Technologies, Inc., a global energy equipment and services supplier, where he spent four years as patent attorney for McDermott Technology, Inc. and as patent counsel with their Government Services Group.

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HOWARD & HOWARD CONGRATULATES REGINA (GINA) GOYETTE STAUDACHER’S SELECTION TO MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY “WOMEN IN THE LAW” CLASS OF 2015

Staudacher-PhotoRoyal Oak, Michigan, July 30, 2015:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Regina (Gina) Goyette Staudacher was selected to Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law” Class of 2015. The Women in the Law awards program salutes 30 high-achieving, women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments. These women have a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders in the profession, serve as mentors to other women and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono. The nominators’ names and selection committee are kept confidential. The Class of 2015 will be honored at a special luncheon on Sept. 10 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy. The class will choose the 2015 “Woman of the Year” in a secret ballot. The result will be announced at the luncheon. More…

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Teaming Agreements (Michelle Kantor)

This joint SAME and SMPS training workshop is all about the “How-to” in federal contracting for professional services and contractors in the Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Consulting, Design and Construction industry seeking to do business with the Federal Government.

The Workshop is followed by our Monthly Membership Luncheon where we’ll have updates for real projects upcoming from the Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers.

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A&E Federal Projects Source Selection Workshop (Michelle Kantor)

This joint SAME and SMPS training workshop is all about the “How-to” in federal contracting for professional services and contractors in the Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Consulting, Design and Construction industry seeking to do business with the Federal Government.

Michelle Kantor will be presenting from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on teaming agreements.

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Suzanne Labrit Certified as Specialist in Appellate Law

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Suzanne Labrit has been certified as a specialist by the Florida Bar in Appellate Law. Certification, which is a voluntary program, is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. To obtain this Board Certification, Ms. Labrit was required to demonstrate substantial involvement in the area of appellate law, pass a written examination, and satisfy an extensive background peer review assessment. Out of Florida’s more than 98,000 lawyers, only 175 are Board Certified in Appellate Law. More…

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Maxine Long and Ed O’Sheehan Earn Public Guardian Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award

Shutts & Bowen attorneys Maxine Long and Edward O’Sheehan were honored this weekend with the Office of the Public Guardian Pro Bono Attorney of the YearAward. After reviewing the nominations, the Statewide Public Guardianship Office and the Foundation for Indigent Guardianship (FIG) announced the winners during the Florida State Guardianship Conference FIG reception on July 25, 2015.

According to the nomination by Barry University’s Office of the Public Guardian, Ms. Long and Mr. O’Sheehan have provided pro bono legal services to the OPG office for over 15 years. They each have volunteered about 150 hours of representation and counsel to the OPG, representing the best interests of the wards in guardianship, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and foreclosure cases.  More…

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Fifteen Shartsis Friese Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2015

Shartsis Friese LLP announced today that fifteen attorneys have been named “Super Lawyers” for Northern California in 2015. The attorneys chosen are:

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