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Marjorie  Wagman

Marjorie Wagman

Cooley LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Marjorie Wagman is a special counsel in the Life Sciences practice group of the Cooley Business department. She rejoined the Firm in 2015 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

Ms. Wagman's practice is directed to the representation of public and private life sciences companies, especially biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, in a variety of transactions, particularly those relating to strategic relationships for the research, development and commercialization of novel products and technologies.

Prior to rejoining the Firm, Ms. Wagman served as Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel to Cytokinetics, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, where she oversaw all aspects of the company's legal affairs, including the negotiation and renegotiation of strategic alliances, prosecution and maintenance of the company's intellectual property portfolio, clinical trial and other research and development agreements, general corporate matters, financings, litigation and employment issues. Prior to joining Cytokinetics, Ms. Wagman served as the Associate General Counsel and Sr. Director of Licensing at InterMune, Inc. and as in-house counsel at Pharmacyclics, Inc. Ms. Wagman was an associate in the Firm's Life Sciences practice group from 1997 to 2000.

Ms. Wagman received her J.D. in 1997 from the Northeastern University School of Law. She received an M.A.T., Science Education from Boston University in 1991. She received a B.A. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986.

Ms. Wagman is a member of the State Bar of California.

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