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Dr. Shane Albright Joins Life Sciences Practice at Hogan Lovells

05 May 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, 5 May 2011 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Dr. Shane Albright has joined its Life Sciences practice in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. He joins Hogan Lovells US LLP from Cooley LLP in Palo Alto.

"Shane is an outstanding lawyer with the technical insights that are critical to businesses in the life sciences industry," said Michael Charlson, Office Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells' San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. "His move comes on the heels of several other strategic additions to our deep and growing Corporate practice in Palo Alto including Jon Layman and Laura Berezin who joined us in recent months. We look forward to working with him in our Bay Area offices."

Albright represents life science companies in a range of corporate, financial, and commercial matters, with a particular concentration in licensing and complex transactions involving intellectual property. He has extensive experience advising clients on partnerships, strategic alliances, and other key commercial contracts, including complex R&D, manufacturing, and distribution agreements. Albright also provides life sciences companies with general corporate services and represents them in connection with financing and funding transactions, including venture financings. He represents clients across a full range of life science sectors, including the biopharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, vaccine, and research reagent sectors, as well as non-profit entities that conduct or fund medical research.

“Life sciences companies require highly-focused legal counselors that have deep understanding of the business, science, and legal details that are unique to their industries and enterprise,” said Asher Rubin, Co-Head of the Life Sciences Industry Sector team at Hogan Lovells. “Shane is one of those particular lawyers with the mix of training, knowledge, and experience that allow him to be a true business and legal counselor to life sciences companies. We’re proud to have him join our top-ranked life sciences sector practice.”

Albright received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School, and earned a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to graduate school, Albright worked as a researcher at the DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, a research laboratory affiliated with Schering-Plough. Albright is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.

With a network of more than 350 life sciences lawyers and specialists operating from 17 jurisdictions across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Hogan Lovells serves clients at every stage of the product life cycle, from initial clinical trials to off-patent strategy, from business development to defending complex litigation. Hogan Lovells was ranked as having one of the nation’s top two life sciences practices by Chambers USA in 2010 – and ranked number one in PLC's Life Sciences Industry Super Leagues, 2011.

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