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Former Mintz Levin IP practice leader among 6-partner life sciences team joining Cooley

Posted Apr 3, 2014 4:05 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A former co-chair of the intellectual property practice group at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is among a six-partner life sciences team joining the Boston and New York offices of Cooley.

Announced Tuesday by their new law firm, the move by former co-chair Ivor R. Elrifi, Heidi A. Erlacher and their team "establishes Cooley as one of the pre-eminent, fully integrated IP firms, with one of the largest national life sciences patent practices in the country," said Jim Brogan, Cooley's IP practice chair, in a law firm press release.

"Recently, we have seen unprecedented growth in the life sciences industry, with countless companies receiving regulatory approval and accessing the public capital markets for the first time," Brogan continued. "This group's deep experience and extensive relationships across the country and internationally will be invaluable as Cooley continues to lead at the forefront of complex IP representations."

Robert I. Bodian, managing member of Mintz Levin, responded to the move with equanimity.

"Mintz Levin is recognized for our internationally renowned and respected IP and life sciences practices which serve some of the world's leading companies and research institutions," he told the Boston Business Journal. "We wish our former colleagues well, and we will continue to serve our valued IP clients from our Boston, London, New York and San Diego offices."

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