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Duane Morris San Diego Office Adds Corporate Partner David A. Charapp

November 16, 2011

SAN DIEGO, November 16, 2011—Duane Morris is pleased to announce that David A. Charapp has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner in its San Diego office. Charapp's arrival adds to Duane Morris' growing corporate practice group on the West Coast and nationally, particularly in the areas of life sciences and technology. He joins Duane Morris from Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was chair of the firm's Life Sciences Collaborations & Licensing Practice.

Charapp assists life sciences and technology companies with their critical partnering, licensing and financing transactions, as well as significant operational agreements such as those for manufacturing and supply, distribution, and pre-clinical and clinical research. Charapp has substantial experience as an in-house attorney, having been associate general counsel at Kosan Biosciences, a biotechnology company acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and associate general counsel at Santarus, a specialty biopharmaceutical company.

Charapp earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 1997 from Boston College Law School. He received a B.S. in Business Administration, with distinction, in 1994 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Duane Morris' Life Sciences and Biotechnology Group offers clients a full panoply of legal services—including intellectual property counsel, securities counsel in connection with private and public equity funding, international trade and tax advice, labor and employment guidance, dispute resolution and litigation services—provided within the framework of their business to address each client's specific needs.

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