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Greenberg Traurig’s Boston ‘Conversation With’ Series Welcomes MassBio President & CEO

BOSTON (September 15, 2014) –The Boston office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently hosted Robert Coughlin, President & CEO of Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) as the featured speaker for its “Conversation With” monthly breakfast series.

Coughlin discussed the recently released MassBio Impact 2020 report, a strategic assessment of the state of the biotechnology and life sciences cluster in Massachusetts. The extensive report issues a call to action for Massachusetts stakeholders—across industry, academia, healthcare networks, payers and government—to take steps to safeguard the Commonwealth’s leadership position in life sciences and innovation.

The discussion was co-moderated by David J. Dykeman, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group and Michael E. Pastore of Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice. It took place September 12.

“A CONVERSATION WITH” is an invitation-only Greenberg Traurig Boston speaker series that hosts local government, business and community leaders who are at the forefront of issues facing our region, including economic, cultural, scientific, social and public policy matters. Past speakers include Attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg, Managing Partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP and Former One Fund Boston Administrator; Thomas J. Sommer, President Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC); and Gordon Jones, Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office

Founded in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 60 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.