James Cartoni, Former General Counsel for Halozyme Therapeutics and Corporate Partner at DLA Piper, Joins Kinetic Counsel as a Principal

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Kinetic Counsel PC, a San Diego-based boutique corporate and securities law firm specializing in the representation of life sciences companies, today announced the addition of James Cartoni as a principal of the firm. Mr. Cartoni's experience as the general counsel for a public biotechnology company and as a partner at a global law firm will further enable Kinetic to provide quality corporate legal services at a fraction of the rates charged by larger firms.

Kinetic Counsel PC, a San Diego-based boutique corporate and securities law firm specializing in the representation of life sciences companies, today announced the addition of James Cartoni as a principal of the firm. Prior to joining Kinetic Counsel, Mr. Cartoni served in the role of general counsel for Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded (Nasdaq: HALO) biotechnology company. Before joining Halozyme, Mr. Cartoni was a partner in the corporate securities group at DLA Piper LLP (US), one of the world’s largest law firms.

Mr. Cartoni has extensive experience representing public and private entities from a variety of industries in areas such as: financing transactions, mergers & acquisitions, negotiation and documentation of strategic transactions, corporate governance and compliance, management of outside legal counsel, negotiation and completion of routine corporate agreements and other general business matters. Mr. Cartoni obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1998, and he began his legal career at DLA Piper’s predecessor firm, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, that same year.

"We are excited to add Jim to the Kinetic Counsel team. His experience as both a partner at a global law firm and the general counsel for a public biotechnology company will expand our capabilities and expertise. This will allow Kinetic Counsel to further provide quality corporate representation to our clients at a fraction of the rates charged by larger firms," said Tamara Sampsell, the founder of Kinetic Counsel. Mr. Cartoni added, “We believe Kinetic Counsel’s value proposition, big firm experience without big firm overhead and pricing, will be an attractive option for companies looking to maximize their investment in legal services. Kinetic Counsel can compliment and support existing legal relationships, enabling companies to expand the scope of their legal protection without increasing their overall legal expense.”

About Kinetic Counsel PC (http://www.kineticcounsel.com)

Kinetic Counsel PC is a corporate legal services boutique that provides innovative legal services to clients at an exceptional value. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing early stage companies in all aspects of their business, from inception through all stages of financing, and eventually to a public offering of the company’s securities or an exit event such as a sale of the company or its assets. For more established companies, our attorneys have a broad base of expertise in advising on general corporate governance matters, ongoing public company reporting requirements, employment and executive compensation issues, and acquisitions and strategic ventures.

SOURCE Kinetic Counsel PC
03/9/2011
CONTACT: Tamara Sampsell, Founder, Kinetic Counsel PC, (858) 794-9146, tami(at)kineticcounsel(dot)com

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