Charles “Casey” Cogut elected to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees

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Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announces a new trustee, Charles "Casey" Cogut who was elected to the governing body of the private, not-for-profit biomedical research and education institution at a recent board meeting in Manhattan.

"We are delighted to welcome one of the country's top lawyers to the CSHL Board of Trustees," said CSHL Chairman Jamie Nicholls, who has led the board since 2010. Cogut joins legal icon David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP, as part of the latest wave of business, professional and academic leaders who have joined the organization to contribute their expertise in support of scientific research. New trustees since 2010 also include Howard Morgan of Arca Group and Idealab, Dinakar Singh of TPG-Axon Capital, George Sard of Sard Verbinnen and Dr. Tania Baker of MIT.

Mr. Cogut is a senior corporate partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, active in its M&A, private equity and governance practices. He recently represented Microsoft Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Skype Global and Sealed Air Corporation in its acquisition of Diversey Holdings, Inc. Cogut also represented Wyeth, the global pharmaceuticals company, in connection with its sale to Pfizer Inc. in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $68 billion.

Mr. Cogut is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of the University's Institute for Law and Economics.

Link to CSHL Board of Trustees

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About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 360 scientists strong and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 12,500 scientists from around the world each year to its Long Island campus and its China center. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals and books distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for undergraduates as well as middle and high school students and teachers. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution on the north shore of Long Island. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu