Christian Plaza


I work with clients in the life sciences and medtech industries on their financings and strategic transactions.

Christian Plaza is vice chair of Cooley’s global life sciences industry practice. For over 25 years, he has worked with leading life sciences clients on a variety of transformative business transactions, with an emphasis on public and private offerings, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and collaborations. Based in our Reston office, Christian regularly assists clients throughout the United States and Europe. He previously served as Partner in Charge of Cooley’s Boston office, and head of that office’s business practice.

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  • PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals – $46 Million IPO 

  • Entasis Therapeutics – $75 Million IPO 

  • Autolus – $173 Million IPO 

  • Sucampo Sells to Mallinckrodt for $1.2 Billion 

  • Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb 

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  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, cum laude, 1993

  • Rutgers University
    BA, Political Science
    with honors, 1990

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  • American Bar Association