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Community - May 12, 2010

Alan Mendelson receives lifetime achievement award

Alan Mendelson of Atherton, a law partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins LLP, received a lifetime achievement award from the American Liver Foundation at its annual 'Salute to Excellence" gala March 13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to biotechnology and medical innovation.

Mr. Mendelson is co-chair of his firm's Emerging Companies Practice Group. For more than 25 years, he has advised emerging companies, encouraging their growth, while helping bring drugs and medical devices to market.

A member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation, Mr. Mendelson is president of the California Alumni Association Board of Directors, and member of the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School. He received his bachelor degree from UC Berkeley in 1969 and his law degree from Harvard University in 1973.

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