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Litigation Avoidance
Legal Workshop
Tuesday September 19, 2006

� 8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast, Networking & Registration
� 9:00-10:30 PM Workshop

Life sciences companies such as Biogen Idec, Chiron, and Merck, have all faced difficult investigations and/or cases in the courts. Most of these companies have valuable legal teams to help them avoid litigation wherever possible. However, if avoidance isn�t possible, they also have the money to fight the battle. As a start up, you probably can�t afford the same full time legal counsel, but if you come to this session, you�ll learn about the 10 most important clauses in your deal to prevent litigation.


Michael Doran, Of Counsel, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Michael C. Doran is Of Counsel in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He is a member of the firm's Corporate and Securities Group. Mr. Doran's practice focuses on a full range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, technology licensing, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general business counseling for both public and private companies. He has extensive experience with counseling public and private companies in the telecommunications, software, hardware, e-commerce, and information technology industries in a broad range of transactional matters. Mr. Doran previously worked as an associate at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison LLP and a partner at Tomlinson Zisko LLP. Prior to law school, served as an institutional equity broker at Salomon Brothers International, London.

David Miclean, Attorney, Fish & Richardson P.C.
David Miclean is a litigation and trial attorney handling intellectual property, patent and business matters in Fish & Richardson's Silicon Valley office. He also serves as the Managing Principal of the office. For over 21 years, Mr. Miclean has leveraged his extensive litigation, trial, and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) experience to counsel clients in intellectual property and business disputes. He has successfully tried and arbitrated over 60 cases before federal and state courts, and arbitration tribunals. Mr. Miclean's clients include public and private companies of all sizes, high-tech companies, international corporations in Taiwan and Korea, and individuals. He has established long term relationships with many clients who came to rely upon him during a litigation matter, and now regularly consult with him on a variety of strategic and business issues.
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