M. Wainwright Fishburn, Jr. is a founding partner of Cooley LLP’s San Diego office and leads the firm’s Wireless Health Group. Mr. Fishburn is an active community leader and has shaped many industry organizations. He is Chairman of the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research and serves on the Board of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. He is on the Board of the Critical Path Institute, an independent institute created in part by the FDA, dedicated to improving the regulatory path for innovative medical therapies. He is also a founding member of the Corporate Directors Forum, as well as BIOCOM, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Fishburn is a co-founder of six companies, two of which are public. Prior to law school, he worked in the corporate environment assisting with the divestiture of 12 operating companies. He completed post-graduate work as a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University and received his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He has served as President of the Hastings Board of Governors.