J. CASEY McGLYNN

Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Casey McGlynn is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. In 1990, Casey McGlynn formed the life sciences practice at the firm, and today, it has one of the largest practices focused on medtech, healthtech, and biotech companies in the country.

Casey has formed, represented, sold, and taken public many of the most important medical device companies founded over the last 30 years.

Casey has extensive hands-on experience in helping entrepreneurs form, build, fund, and sell their companies. He has formed, participated with the boards of, and invested in companies in all of the major medical device fields. Over the last 30 years, he has built close-working relationships with an unparalleled list of entrepreneurs, doctors, investors, engineers, and managers in this industry. Through his portfolio of companies, he has met with and negotiated with the leaders of all of the major medtech acquirers.

Over much of his career, Casey has participated in forming and managing several small funds, all of which have been top quartile performers. In 2005, he founded Life Science Angels (LSA), an angel organization focused on investing in medtech, healthtech, and biotech companies. Since its formation, LSA has invested over $50 million in more than 40 companies that have received an additional $600+ million in follow-on funding from VCs.

Casey is a member of the board of directors of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation and Medical Device Manufacturers Association and was a founding board member of the emerging business committee of BIO.

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
    With Highest Honors
  • B.A., Santa Clara University
    With Highest Honors
HONORS:
  • Recognized in the 2006-2018 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, most recently in the top tier of California life sciences attorneys
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of The Legal 500 US
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2006-2018 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2006-2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California

Contact Information

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-354-4115

12235 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone | 858-350-2300

Email | Casey McGlynnCMcGlynn@wsgr.com


Areas of Expertise

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