Fenwick Snags AVI BioPharma GC For Life Sciences Practice

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Fenwick & West LLP has signed on AVI BioPharma Inc.'s former general counsel as a partner in the firm's life sciences practice group in Seattle.

Effie Toshav, who officially joined the firm May 14, will serve as a strategic legal and business adviser to life sciences clients, most notably in the area of licensing strategies, according to the firm.

Toshav doesn't have a science background, but when the tech bubble burst in 2001 — along with her legal job at an information technology startup — the...
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