Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Darren Milliken, was named "Best General Counsel, Small Public Company" by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times as part of their 'Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards'. This annual awards program honors the dedicated in-house lawyers who keep the business world running but who rarely receive public recognition.
Upon joining Accuray in 2004, Milliken leveraged his physics background to develop a deep understanding of the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and through that has provided an incredible level of insight in guiding the Company from a small privately-held company to a global, public entity. As the first attorney hired at Accuray, Milliken's many accomplishments include leading Accuray through its IPO; overseeing the Company's expansion from six U.S. patents held to over 66 with 100 more filed internationally; and participating as an instrumental leader in the Company's strategic alliance with Siemens Healthcare.
"We are thrilled to see Darren recognized by our local business community as a thought leader in corporate law and governance. At Accuray, we want the highest legal and ethical standards to guide us in everything we do, and Darren's expertise and strategic guidance have been invaluable as we have grown into a global leader in radiosurgery," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray.
"I am very honored to have been selected for an award of this caliber. Being a part of the Accuray team has given me the unique opportunity to work not only as an attorney, but also a business leader," said Milliken. "My success is in large part attributable to the support and success of my talented colleagues here at Accuray, to whom I want to express my gratitude. I look forward to continuing our collaboration toward delivering best-in-class innovations to help patients across the globe."
The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's 'Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards' recognized 26 leaders in the local business community this year. Among the categories honored are Best General Counsel for a Public Company, Best General Counsel for a Private Company, Best IP Lawyer, Community Champion Winner, and Lifetime Achievement. The winners and finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges and an awards ceremony was held on February 22, 2011 at the San Francisco Marriott to recognize the recipients.
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