Lunch & Learn Series – Beyond Borders 2022: Biotech Industry Briefing with EY

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Erica Fewel

Partner at Seattle Assurance Practice, Ernst & Young

Michael Formolo

Partner at Ernst & Young

Michael is an audit partner in his 25th year with EY serving life sciences companies his entire career. He transferred from the firm’s New York City area practice to the Bay Area in September, 2005. Michael’s collaborative approach to problem solving allows him and his clients to work through complex issues in an efficient manner. Michael has served multi-national organizations as well as emerging growth entities. Michael spent two years in the West Sub-Area Professional Practice Group providing professional guidance and advice on latest developments at the FASB and other technical accounting areas to peers and clients.

Michael is qualified in SEC reporting, and frequently assists companies with accounting issues, such as revenue recognition, business combinations, VIE considerations and taxes. Michael’s mix of industry activities including being a member of our firm’s life science executive network which allows him to keep abreast of current industry issues. He has worked closely with underwriters, legal counsel, and SEC staff accountants on numerous transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, debt and follow-on offerings.

Michael was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Rider University. He is a certified public accountant in California and New Jersey. Michael is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Public Accountants. He also serves as a Trustee of the Charles Armstrong School.

Oren Lang-Furr

Partner at Seattle Assurance Practice, Ernst & Young

Oren provides exceptional client service to high-growth clients in the Seattle market. While Oren has served private and publicly-traded companies of various sizes, the common thread through all of them has been their focus on entrepreneurship and high growth.

As a result, Oren has had the opportunity to help his clients with transformative capital transactions such as initial public offerings, private debt offerings, debt restructurings/modifications, public debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.He’s also helped clients with the numerous technical accounting and other matters that precede such transactions –including initial audits, transitions from other audit firms, revenue recognition matters, stock compensation and valuation matters, push down accounting, leveraged buyouts, purchase accounting, tranched preferred issuances, among others. These experiences have formed Oren’s open communication style and his collaborative approach to client service.