Corporate and Securities Attorneys Andrew
Gilbert and Michael Helmer Join DLA Piper
Bring Extensive Emerging Company, Technology and Life Science Experience to Newly Established New
July 19, 2010 12:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time
FLORHAM PARK, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--DLA Piper announced today that Andrew P. Gilbert
and Michael E. Helmer have joined the firm as partners in the Corporate Group resident in a newly established New
Jersey office. Gilbert comes to the firm from Morgan Lewis and Helmer comes to the firm from Greenberg Traurig.
They will be Co-Managing Partners of the office.
Gilbert and Helmer focus their practices on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, technology
transfers and licensing, corporate governance and securities law compliance with an emphasis in the technology, life
sciences and energy industries. They advise clients on a full range of financing transactions and corporate matters
including IPOs, PIPES, SEC periodic reporting documents and registration statements, joint ventures and
collaborations, private placements, and venture capital, private equity and institutional financings. Gilbert and Helmer
have also advised numerous start-up and emerging growth companies with planning profitable liquidity strategies and
regularly serve as outside general counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development.
“Andrew and Michael are both very well-respected corporate attorneys and have built highly-successful practices in
the technology and life sciences industries,” said Roger Meltzer, partner and Global Chair of the Corporate and
Finance practice at DLA Piper. “The pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology markets in New Jersey, New
York and Pennsylvania are strategic priorities for the firm, and the additions of Andrew and Michael bolster the
firm’s capabilities to address the constantly increasing needs of clients in these sectors. We welcome them to the
“DLA Piper has first-class corporate, se