Mintz Levin Attorney Mark J. Riedy to Speak at World Congress on Biotechnology & Bioprocessing

05.01.2012 - Washington, DC

Mark J. Riedy, a Member of the Corporate & Securities Section and Energy & Clean Technology Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will give a plenary address at the World Congress on Biotechnology & Bioprocessing hosted by the Biotechnology Industrial Organization (BIO). The congress is being held April 29-May 2 in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Riedy will be a featured speaker at the plenary session entitled, “Financing Innovation in the Industrial Biotech Space: Creative Models and Future Trends.” The panel will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors and policy makers. The 9th annual conference will bring together more than 1,000 attendees and feature presentations on the latest industry developments. The event will include more than 35 sessions led by biofuel and renewable chemical company executives, scientists and government officials.

In his more than 35 years of practice, Mr. Riedy has represented clients in domestic and international corporate finance matters, including energy and infrastructure, project development and debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, technology outsourcing, investment fund structuring, venture capital structuring, and regulatory and legislative issues. He also has represented clients in international disputes before U.S. and foreign agencies, dealing with matters such as anti-dumping, export controls, sanctions, and anti-bribery. Mr. Riedy has counseled renewable and conventional energy and infrastructure clients doing business in more than 50 countries.

Mr. Riedy is one of the founders and general counsel of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), the largest domestic and international association of renewable energy and clean tech businesses. Over the years, he has lead the DC Technology Funders, a monthly breakfast meeting which brings together up to 40 venture capital and private equity funders for presentations by new clean tech companies seeking funding. Additionally, Mr. Riedy has served as general counsel and a longtime board member (currently board member emeritus) for the US-India Business Council, the largest U.S.-India business association, general counsel of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition and he is Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association's Project Finance Committee. He has the honor of an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was recently named one of the Top 100 Bioenergy Leaders in the world by Biofuels Digest.

Mr. Riedy received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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