Michael S. Harrington of Fox Rothschild Honored with Inaugural Life Sciences Award for 2010

October 7, 2010 – Press Releases

Michael S. Harrington, managing partner of Fox Rothschild’s Exton office and chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, was among the recipients of the 2010 Inaugural Life Sciences Award in the category of Best Consultant (Later Stage) by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The Inaugural Life Sciences Awards program recognizes the great efforts made for improving human health and developing an important local industry. The program launched in sponsorship with the University of the Sciences and partners Pennsylvania Bio and Safeguard Scientifics. An independent panel of judges from leading universities in the state selected recipients considering their individual achievements and successful milestones.

Harrington received his award at a breakfast held at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, on Wednesday, Sept. 29. He was also profiled in a special print supplement in the Oct. 1 issue of the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Named as one of the leading corporate attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA and previously recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a “Leader in Law” and “40 Under 40,” Harrington concentrates his practice on representing early and growth stage technology, clean tech and life science companies in corporate finance, private equity, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, securities, technology law, leveraging intellectual property, taxation and general corporate matters. Harrington has extensive experience in advising institutional, strategic and private investors on structuring, negotiating and managing investments, as well as representing private equity funds in raising capital and advising on requisite disclosures and federal and state securities law compliance.

Among his firm leadership roles, Harrington is a founding member of the firm’s Technology and Venture Finance Practice Group and Life Sciences Practice Group.

Harrington serves on the board of directors of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and the Chester County Keystone Innovation Zone. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 1995 and his J.D. in 1994 from Villanova University School of Law and his B.A. from Niagara University, graduating summa cum laude, in 1991.

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