Bruce W. Jenett is Senior Counsel with DLA Piper LLP (US), located in the firm’s Palo Alto, California office. DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the world with over 4,200 lawyers in 29 countries and over 70 offices. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Jenett served as Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Global Life Sciences Sector practice group. Mr. Jenett serves U.S. and international clients in the life sciences industry, representing financiers, start-ups and large multinational corporations, with a particular focus on emerging life sciences companies and their needs for financing, licensing and partnering, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee of the California Life Sciences Association, the statewide organization for California’s life sciences industry, was a member of and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's Biotech Advisory Council. He has for many years been consistently recognized in peer- and client-selected rankings as one of the leading life sciences industry lawyers in California and nationally.