#ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

It was a busy week in Philadelphia and a busy one for the Irish Chamber! On Tuesday June, 4th, we presented another installment of our Member Spotlight series featuring PNC Wealth Management – AND – hosted a networking happy hour in conjunction with BIO International.

Thank you to our active member, Tim Schlegel, and his colleague Amanda Agati, for hosting a timely and dynamic market update. To review Amanda’s presentation, please click HERE.

Thank you to our member hosts for our Irish Happy Hour: Acumen Analytics, Almac Group, ICON Clinical Research, McDay, Structure Tone and Volpe & Koenig. This was a wonderful opportunity for our members working in the various life science sectors to network and meet with Irish companies and government officials participating in BIO International. 

BIO 2019 News and Events in Philadelphia

June 3 Comcast Event – if you plan to attend the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences & Innovation Showcase event set for June 3 from 3:30 to 6:30 at the Comcast Technology Center and have not yet RSVP’d, please reply as soon as possible to Anjie Horn at ahorn@SelectGreaterPHL.com.  Please note that this is an invitation-only gathering and guests must RSVP to access the event.

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Spark CEO Marrazzo: Philadelphia will shine at BIO 2019
By Jeff Marrazzo – Guest Columnist
Philadelphia Business Journal

Our region is a hotbed for gene and cell therapy innovation. How do we mazimize this moment?

Thousands of biotech leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs are in Philadelphia this week at the BIO International Convention. While there will be a myriad of discussions about the latest industry developments and breakthroughs, one of the more compelling stories will be the rise of Philadelphia as the hotbed for gene and cell therapy innovation and the potential for the city to capitalize on this moment to sustain its position as the leader in genetic medicine — the future of healthcare.

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Gola Corporate Real Estate takes big step into Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal

Gola Corporate Real Estate has decided to open a Center City office after four decades with its base in the suburbs.

The company has taken a small space in MakeOffices in Commerce Square at 2001 Market St. It will continue to have an office on the Boulevard of the Generals in Norristown, where it has long maintained its headquarters.

Over the years, the company has entertained the idea of opening a Philadelphia office, but never made the commitment to do so until now, said Mark Gola. “We dabbled with the thought in the past because we would do a handful to 10 deals downtown each year, but we were always waiting for the right person,” he said.

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Conrad O’Brien was again recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys as ranked by Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report. The firm was ranked a top 10 firm for women representation among firms with 20 to 49 lawyers.

At Conrad O’Brien over forty percent of the attorney workforce is women. This number is above the average law firm where, according to Law360’s report, women make up approximately 36.3% of the attorney workforce.

Conrad O’Brien is proud that we are again recognized as one of the firms contributing to the progress of increasing female representation at all levels, from associate to partner. The firm has been recognized by Law360 as a best firm for female attorneys since the first Glass Ceiling report in 2016.

For the rankings, Law360 grouped firms based on U.S. attorney headcount to compare them with similarly sized firms. Firms that had below-average female representation at any level were excluded. The remaining firms are ranked by their percentage of female nonpartners and partners. The firms recognized by Law360 “are demonstrating that the industry’s gender diversity goals can turn into a measurable result, and boost the number of women at all levels of a law firm.”