Lawrence Atinsky is a Partner on the Investment and Legal teams at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2013 to focus on structuring investments in Deerfield’s Private Design and Special Situations Funds and providing legal support to the Deerfield Institute and other Deerfield Funds. Mr. Atinsky has over 19 years of experience structuring and negotiating public and private financings, strategic transactions and licensing arrangements involving healthcare companies. Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Atinsky served as a Partner and General Counsel of Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a leading venture capital firm investing in healthcare companies. Since 2000, he has been the General Counsel of several private companies in the healthcare industry and is actively involved in the operations of many early stage companies. Mr. Atinsky began his career as an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at the law firm of Skadden Arps LLC. He holds a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.