Paul R. DeStefano provides strategic-planning counsel related to the formation, finance and operations of start-up companies in the life sciences industry. He regularly acts on behalf of US companies and investors in accessing technology and markets in Europe and Asia, and advises Japanese, German, British, French, Korean and Swiss companies in accessing US markets and capital. He also regularly advises US and European academic institutions in licensing, company formation and funding issues.

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  • Represented US start-ups in raising more than $250 million from the venture capital community
  • Raised more than $300 million in “strategic alliances” and more than $200 million in R&D limited partnerships


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Academy of Sciences, advisor on the commercialization of human gene therapy
  • National Academy of Sciences and California Senate, advisor on vaccine liability issues
  • California AIDS Vaccine Advisory Panel

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Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, MA Candidate, 1981
University of Southern California – Gould School of Law, JD, 1974
Dickinson College, BA, 1971
University of Vienna and Vienna Conservatory of Music, 1970

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