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Partner Andrew Serafini Honored for Commitment to Pacific Northwest Life Sciences Community

​Seattle, WA (November 5, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that partner Andrew Serafini was named Volunteer of the Year for 2013 by the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA). Fenwick is an avid supporter and sponsor of WBBA’s efforts, and Dr. Serafini, an intellectual property partner in Fenwick’s life sciences group, has been an active leader of WBBA for over a decade, serving as chair of the Program Committee for nine years and co-chair of the annual investment conference, one of the largest events of its kind in the country, in 2013 and again for the upcoming conference in 2014. Andrew received the award at the WBBA’s annual meeting in front of 700 of the Pacific Northwest’s leading executives, investors and innovators in the life sciences space. In presenting the award, the WBBA president included in his remarks an appreciation for Fenwick and the firm’s place in the Pacific Northwest life sciences community.

With over 600 member organizations including public companies, emerging companies, investors, academic leaders and service providers, the WBBA is the Pacific Northwest’s leading biotechnology industry association. Through advocacy, enterprise support and the enhancement of research collaboration, WBBA supports breakthrough discoveries that create better health solutions. It’s supported by thousands of biotech leaders and service providers year after year.

Dr. Serafini provides strategic and comprehensive intellectual property counseling and management to biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and other life sciences clients, helping them obtain, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Dr. Serafini delivers presentations around the globe on intellectual property issues relating to life sciences and general technology companies, research institutions and universities.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.