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Julia Vax

Julia Vax

Arnold & Porter LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Julia Vax, a partner in the corporate and securities practice, focuses her practice on business, corporate, and securities law. Her clients include emerging growth and public companies primarily in the life sciences and technology sectors. Ms. Vax has represented life sciences and technology companies at all stages of development, from entrepreneurs to publicly traded entities. She has advised clients in the biopharmaceutical, genomics, medical device, diagnostics, Internet and media, software, IP telephony, telecommunications and financial services sectors in all aspects of their corporate development and in connection with a broad range of financing and strategic transactions.

Ms. Vax has extensive experience in IPOs, 144A debt transactions, shelf registrations, private placements, including PIPE transactions and venture capital financings, as well as in executive compensation, corporate governance and SEC compliance for public companies. She has been involved in numerous public and private financing transactions representing companies, investors, underwriters and placement agents.

Representative Matters
  • Representation of Digital River, Inc. in underwritten shelf registration offerings and 144A transactions.
  • Representation of TV2 Holding Company/TriVascular, Inc. in venture capital and venture debt financings.
  • Representation of Wedbush Securities Inc. in follow-on public offerings for Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. and Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
  • Representation of RBC Capital Markets in an IPO for US Auto Parts Network, Inc. and a follow-on public offering for Pharmacyclics, Inc.
  • Representation of Pacific Growth Equities in follow-on public offerings for DynaVax Technologies, Inc., Barrier Therapeutics, Inc., Point Therapeutics, Inc. and STAAR Surgical Company, and numerous PIPE transactions.
  • Representation of PlanetOut Inc. in an IPO and a PIPE transaction with subsequent re-sale registration.
  • Representation of World Heart Corporation in a PIPE transaction and subsequent re-sale registration.
  • Representation of Fisker Automotive, Inc. in venture capital financings.

Representative clients include: Digital River, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation, TigerLogic Corporation, Wedbush Securities Inc., TV2 Holding Company/TriVascular, Inc., Reedland Capital Partners, Aperia Technologies, Inc., and Sparqtron Corporation.

Professional and Community Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California

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