Aneta Ferguson

Executive Director, General Counsel at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Aneta Ferguson

Aneta Ferguson

Executive Director, General Counsel at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Biography

Aneta Ferguson joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals in January 2015 and her current role is Executive Director, General Counsel. Under her leadership, the Legal Department is responsible for counseling Avanir Pharmaceuticals on FDA regulatory matters, product life cycle management, drafting and negotiating commercial and government contracts, employment law, corporate transactions and governance.

Prior to joining Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Aneta worked with the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP. From 2010 to 2015, she served as corporate counsel to a variety of public and private companies, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, securities matters and general corporate advice.

Aneta holds a Master of Law degree from University of Silesia in Poland and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of California Los Angeles. Aneta is admitted to practice by the State Bar of California.

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Vice President, Business Planning & Alliance Management at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Executive Director, General Counsel at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Executive Director, General Counsel
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Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients with central nervous system disorders of high unmet medical need. As part of our commitment, we have extensively invested in our pipeline and are dedicated to advancing medicines that can substantially improve the lives of patients and their loved ones. History The company was founded in 1988 as Lidak Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with a focus on research based human therapeutics. In the mid-1990s the name changed to Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the mission was re-focused to the areas of cardiovascular, autoimmune and infectious diseases. In 1999, the company in-licensed NUEDEXTA® and began clinical development.

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Allergan Plc purchases Allergan, Inc.

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Essex Property Trust, Inc. purchases BRE Properties, Inc.

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CCL Industries, Inc. purchases Avery Dennison Corp. /Office & Consumer Products Ops from Avery Dennison Corporation

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Aneta Ferguson is affiliated with Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Latham & Watkins LLP

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