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Cooley Clients Tackle COVID-19 With Innovation

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cooley lawyers working in the technology and life sciences industries have been advising some of the world’s most innovative companies as they seek to deliver products and services to battle myriad aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cooley teams are working with more than 115 companies across the US, Europe and Asia on a host of COVID-19 related matters, including the development of vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, ventilators and tech solutions.

“Our incredible clients inspire us all, especially in times like these,” said Joe Conroy, chairman and CEO of Cooley. “Teaming up our corporate, IP, litigation and regulatory lawyers around the world in the interest of facilitating and expediting progress for our clients in this battle speaks to what this law firm is all about. We will get through this pandemic together and continue on our journey to be the elite and distinctive firm of the next generation.”

Some examples interesting for Pharmaceutical Daily the groundbreaking work Cooley clients are doing and the ways in which the firm is helping include:

  • After a controlled laboratory test, Cooley client Eagle Pharmaceuticals discovered its drug Ryanodex inhibited the growth of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Cooley and Eagle submitted the company’s Investigational New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration to launch an immediate phase two trial in partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center, in which 60 adults with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection will participate
  • Cooley advised Vir Biotechnology on its partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, designed to target a range of coronaviruses and develop treatments for COVID-19 and future outbreaks
  • In London, Cooley lawyers are advising CEPI (the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations) on matters relating to COVID-19, including counseling on issues related to the manufacture of vaccines

In response to COVID-19, Cooley has assembled and deployed a multidisciplinary team of more than 75 lawyers worldwide to provide clients with real-time assessment and assistance, while continuing to support their vital work.

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