Acorda to Present at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOR) today announced that Ron Cohen, M.D., President & CEO, will present at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed under “Investor Events” in the Investor section of the Acorda website at www.acorda.com or you may use the link:

http://jpmorgan.metameetings.com/confbook/healthcare15/directlink?p=16744

Please log in 5 minutes before the scheduled time of the presentation to ensure a timely connection. An archived version of the webcast will be available until March 12, 2015 on the Acorda website in the Investor Relations section.

About Acorda Therapeutics

Founded in 1995, Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that improve the lives of people with neurological disorders.

Acorda markets three FDA-approved therapies including AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg, a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), as demonstrated by an increase in walking speed.

Acorda has one of the leading pipelines in the industry of novel neurological therapies. The Company is currently developing six clinical-stage therapies and one preclinical stage therapy. This pipeline addresses a range of disorders including post-stroke deficits, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, peripheral nerve damage, spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain, and heart failure.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at: www.acorda.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding management's expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects should be considered forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the ability to realize the benefits anticipated from the Civitas transaction and to successfully integrate Civitas' operations into our operations; our ability to successfully market and sell Ampyra in the U.S.; third party payers (including governmental agencies) may not reimburse for the use of Ampyra or our other products at acceptable rates or at all and may impose restrictive prior authorization requirements that limit or block prescriptions; the risk of unfavorable results from future studies of Ampyra or from our other research and development programs, including CVT-301, Plumiaz, or any other acquired or in-licensed programs; we may not be able to complete development of, obtain regulatory approval for, or successfully market CVT-301, Plumiaz, or any other products under development; we may need to raise additional funds to finance our expanded operations and may not be able to do so on acceptable terms; the occurrence of adverse safety events with our products; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain regulatory approval of or to successfully market Fampyra outside of the U.S. and our dependence on our collaboration partner Biogen Idec in connection therewith; competition; failure to protect our intellectual property, to defend against the intellectual property claims of others or to obtain third party intellectual property licenses needed for the commercialization of our products; and, failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in adverse action by regulatory agencies. These and other risks are described in greater detail in Acorda Therapeutics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Acorda may not actually achieve the goals or plans described in its forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date hereof, and Acorda disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.

Contacts:

Acorda Therapeutics
Jeff Macdonald, 914-326-5232
jmacdonald@acorda.com

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