New York – April 16, 2013Cooley LLP announced today that Wendy C. Goldstein has joined the firm as a partner in its Health Care and Life Sciences Regulatory practice. Goldstein, who will be based in Cooley’s New York office, was previously a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, where she chaired that firm’s Health Care and Life Sciences practice as well as its Pharmaceutical Industry Health Regulatory practice group.

Goldstein uses her industry‐wide perspective to advise senior management and boards of directors regarding the impact of federal and state legislation and enforcement activity on business models. Her practice focuses on counseling clients regarding the research, manufacture, sale promotion, distribution, pricing and import/export of pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices, as well as representing manufacturers on various regulatory matters, drafting and negotiating agreements and conducting health regulatory due diligences.  She defends pharmaceutical manufacturers in all phases of government investigations and counsels third‐party payors in connection with the outpatient prescription drug benefit programs offered under insured and self‐insured products.

"Wendy’s experience counseling pharmaceutical companies on fraud and abuse, reimbursement, government investigations and FDA matters will complement, support and deepen our current offering to clients around the country," said Barbara Kosacz, head of Cooley's Life Sciences practice. "As the spheres of life sciences, health care and technology become all the more closely interlinked, we strive to offer clients the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary and well‐informed advice available."

"Our momentum in New York will only be strengthened by Wendy’s arrival," said Jim Fulton, partner in charge of Cooley's New York office. "She is a life sciences and regulatory practitioner of the absolute highest caliber. We’re thrilled to welcome Wendy to our leading health care and life sciences regulatory practices and look forward to building great things together on the East Coast and nationally."

Thus far in 2013, seven partners have joined Cooley, including tax partner Michael Faber who joined Cooley’s New York office from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in March.

"It's great to be joining such a vibrant firm," said Wendy Goldstein. "Clients throughout the combined life sciences and health care sectors are facing myriad challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving environment. Cooley truly understands the advantages for clients of having such a deep‐seated and holistic approach throughout their life cycle – delivering technological advances, commercial successes and protecting both. This is especially important in such a dynamic and complex legislative and regulatory environment that now defines this country's life sciences and health care sectors."

Goldstein received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan; her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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