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Cooley Godward And Jefferies and Co. Announce 2009 Medical Device Growth Conference

1/14/2009 10:49:18 AM

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2009) - Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and premier sponsor Jefferies & Company, Inc. announced details of the 2009 Medical Device Growth Conference, to be held February 19, 2009 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco.

The second annual invitation-only conference will bring together leading executives, investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the medical device industry. The conference will focus on the key drivers affecting the medical device industry in these turbulent times and explore resource conservation as well as growth strategies employed by medical device companies and investors in the face of a challenging environment.

Speakers include:

-- Rich Ferrari - Managing Director, De Novo Ventures -- Maurice R. Ferré, M.D. - Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mako Surgical -- Frank Fischer - Chief Executive Officer, NeuroPace -- Theresa Hajer - Managing Director, Cambridge Associates -- Scott Huennekens - President & Chief Executive Officer, Volcano Corporation -- Fred Khosravi - Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Access Closure -- Jeff Mailer - Vice President, Licensing/Mergers & Acquisitions, Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson -- Jonathan Norris - Managing Director, SVB Capital -- Jim Sweeney - Founder, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, CardioNet -- Tom Umbel - Senior Vice President, Business Development, Hologic -- Kurt Wheeler - Managing Director, Clarus Ventures -- Phil Young - Venture Partner, US Venture Partners

"The current economy, combined with a new administration and focus on health care reform, create both challenges and opportunities for medical device companies and their investors," said Cooley partner Frank Rahmani.

"The conference will address the current landscape and strategies for succeeding in 2009 and beyond, and how companies can navigate these challenging times," said Michael Neuberger, Managing Director, Jefferies & Company.

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About Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Cooley Godward Kronish's 725 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The Firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including clean tech, technology, life sciences, real estate, financial services, retail and energy.

The Firm has full-service offices in major business and technology centers nationwide: Palo Alto, CA, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Reston, VA, Broomfield, CO, Washington, DC, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA.

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