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Jason Kent

Partner, Cooley

Jason Kent, a partner at Cooley LLP in the Emerging Companies and Public Companies practice groups and a member of the Cooley Business department, represents private and public companies in a corporate and securities matters, from private financings to public offerings. Kent works with companies in a wide range of industries, everything from biotechnology and medical devices to retail and consumer products. He advises investment banks, venture capital firms and private equity funds in connection with financings and other transactions. Kent is a member of the American Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association.

ALMA MATER: Claremont McKenna College; Stanford Law School

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