Registration and Networking: 8:15 to 8:30 – Arrive early for a continental breakfast and an opportunity to meet your peers.
Licensing Agreements – (Robinson & Cole LLP)
Tax and Accounting Considerations-(CohnReznick LLP)
Case Study – Arvinas Inc.
Hear from Arvinas, Inc., (Nasdaq ARVN), a New Haven Bio-pharma whose protein degraders target cancer and a wide range of other diseases. Its Chief Financial Officer, Sean Cassidy, will discuss its partnerships with two well-known pharmaceuticals/biotechs and its negotiations for multi-year strategic license agreements and research collaborations.
Jacqueline Pennino Scheib is a Partner with the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP where she chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group. With over 20 years in practice, Jackie’s principal areas of concentration include:
Jackie holds a J.D. from the University of Connecticut Law School and a B.A. in Experimental Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College. Ms. Scheib has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trademark Law since 2012 and in the area of Copyright Law since 2015. Ms. Scheib is a former clerk for the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Alex Morgan, CPA, is a partner in CohnReznick’s Tax Practice with more than 20 years of experience serving both publicly traded and privately held companies ranging in size from pre-revenue, start-up businesses to global companies with over $2.0 billion in revenues. Alex’s areas of focus include tax planning and consulting, federal and state tax compliance, and ASC 740 (accounting for income taxes). His expertise extends to specialty areas related to organizational restructuring, business acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, tax credits and incentives, IRS examination assistance, and international operations.
Alex has extensive knowledge in financial statement accounting and a comprehensive understanding of federal, state, and international tax laws. Alex’s career spans 10 years with Big Four firms and more recently with a Connecticut-based regional firm where he was Partner, Tax Services.
Guergana Rangatcheva is a senior audit manager at CohnReznick. She is a key member of the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences Industry Practice in its New England offices. She has served a variety of clients ranging from public companies to privately owned and PE-backed companies in the technology, life sciences, manufacturing and health care industries. Guergana has extensive experience assisting clients with SEC filings and leading and managing audit engagements.
Guergana also provides clients with expertise in complex reporting and accounting matters such as SEC registrations, business combinations, debt and equity financing and stock-based compensation as well as with the adoption of new accounting standards.
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