David Marino is an associate in the corporate department at Ropes & Gray. He advises clients on a variety of corporate transactions and governance matters with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, David was an associate in the emerging companies and venture capital group at another international law firm in Boston.


  • Represented Pfizer Inc. in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Represented Scipher Medicine Corporation, a precision immunology company matching patients with the most effective therapy, in its $110 million Series D financing led by Cowen Healthcare Investments.
  • Represented Population Health Partners in the formation and Series A financing of Areteia Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on asthma medication, in collaboration with Knopp Biosciences and with a commitment to invest up to $350 million by Bain Capital Life Sciences and a syndicate of leading life sciences and strategic investors.
  • Represented Jounce Therapeutics, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, in its acquisition by Concentra Biosciences for $100 million plus contingent value rights.
  • Represents various venture capital, institutional and strategic investors in venture and growth equity investments.

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