PALO ALTO, CA (October 22, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Kyle Guse as partner in the Firm's Corporate Department and the Firm's 75+ lawyer Life Sciences & Medical Device Practice Group. Mr. Guse will be joining McDermott's Silicon Valley office. He has a strong concentration in the life sciences industry having represented medical technology and pharmaceutical companies on a variety of corporate transactions. Mr. Guse also has significant experience representing other technology companies, including software and clean-tech companies.
"Kyle brings to our corporate team in Silicon Valley a wealth of M&A and capital markets experience across industries, including the important life sciences sector," said Timothy Alvino, co-head of the Firm's Corporate Department. "The addition of Kyle is an important step in the continued growth of our Corporate Department in his respective geographic market and worldwide."
Mr. Guse has a practice emphasizing mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and general corporate counseling. His clients include both public and private biotechnology and medical device companies and software and other technology companies.
"Kyle's talent will complement our existing life sciences team and further bolster our group of highly skilled corporate, health, intellectual property and trial lawyers," commented Stephen Bernstein, co-head of the Firm's life sciences practice.
"Kyle has accumulated substantial knowledge in the life sciences sector based on years of experience performing industry-specific legal work and also has the skill sets critical to our Firm's corporate clients across industries," said Mark Mihanovic, head of the Silicon Valley Corporate Department. "Kyle is a great addition to our Silicon Valley corporate practice."
Mr. Guse earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Santa Clara University School of Law and his M.B.A. and B.A. from California State University. Additionally, he was a certified public accountant from 1988 to 1996. Mr. Guse is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.
McDermott's Life Sciences & Medical Devices Practice Group provides fully integrated, multidisciplinary legal services to the life sciences industry. Our group of 75+ lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors provides the full range of legal services required by life sciences companies, at all stages of their development. The Firm understands the specific needs of companies in this industry and supports them through various stages of their products and services life cycle.
The Firm's corporate practice represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups, as well as the financial institutions that support those companies. McDermott's highly-skilled corporate lawyers act as strategic advisors to our clients and solve complex legal and business issues to assist clients in the execution of their capital raising and corporate development plans.