With nearly seven decades of experience in the life sciences and health care industries, we understand the specialized guidance and resources required for clients in these fields to succeed in achieving their business goals. We represent hundreds of life sciences and health care companies, from first-time innovators to global corporations, as well as investors and service providers. Our clients represent all major sectors of the health care industry, including medical devices, pharma and biotech, providers and payors, and data/digital health.

We offer legal services to address any issue or challenge that may arise during the lifetime of life sciences business:

  • Our clients rely on our expert advice in debt and equity financing, securities compliance, governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, minority investment, patents, licensing and tech transfer, trade secrets and non-competes, employment, supply chain and litigation.
  • In partnership with our firm’s Health Law group, we have developed an integrated approach to addressing data access/rights, health law, regulatory, and intellectual property issues for digital health companies.
  • Our attorneys negotiate sophisticated transactions opposite the largest law firms coast to coast.
  • To help our clients succeed, we cultivate deep connections within the industry, including national and international venture investors, private equity groups and individuals in high-level leadership positions in the organizations at the forefront of the industry.

Given our hands-on business knowledge and our bench strength, our clients have come to expect from us the quality of legal advice that meets or surpasses the highest national standards. Along with this expertise, they also benefit from our commitment to providing exceptional value. In offering sophisticated advice, we make it readily translatable into the language of concrete business decisions. We match our staffing to the level of expertise and team strength required in each case, while also making sure to retain flexibility and creativity in pricing, so that our clients can enjoy the full advantage of superior service delivered at a competitive rate.


Corporate Transactions

Consistently ranked among top 20 M&A firm in the U.S. by PitchBook Data, our team of dedicated M&A attorneys have completed thousands of transactions for U.S. and international public and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and lenders in nearly every type of M&A transaction—from simple asset sales to complex, billion-dollar multi-jurisdictional transactions. We are a go-to firm for companies with transactional needs in the life sciences and health care space. We help clients close deals quickly and efficiently while achieving their business goals.


Our litigators represent clients in a wide range of litigation matters in the health care and life sciences industries, including commercial disputes, licensing disputes, patent and trademark infringement claims, enforcement of trade secrets rights, non-compete disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, medical malpractice defense, employment-related litigation, and many other areas that companies in these industries face on regular basis.

Intellectual Property—Patents & Patent Litigation

Our intellectual property representation includes prosecution of patent applications in global patent offices, assessments of patent infringement risk, negotiation and development of license agreements and trademark, copyrights and IP transaction matters. In litigation matters, our IP litigators are well-versed in enforcing IP rights and defending against allegations of infringement.

Health Care & Regulatory

We represent health systems, managed care organizations, medical device companies, single-specialty and multi-specialty physician groups, dental groups, practice management companies, pharmacies, ambulatory surgical centers and health care providers and suppliers on regulatory compliance advice on Stark, antikickback, HIPAA and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.


We represent clients in a variety of licensing-related situations, such as developing and implementing the licensing arrangements, and auditing companies’ key license agreements and revising license templates based on the results of audits. We also negotiate license agreements with universities, research institutions and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Our trademark practice includes attorneys with in-house experience in advertising agencies and encompasses more than 650 active U.S. and foreign trademark applications and registrations relating to life sciences products and services. We have successfully prosecuted and defended advertising actions before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau, and our attorneys provide advertising clearance and regulatory advice relating to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and FDA matters.


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