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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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John E. Burke was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John E. Burke

Burke Patent Law Group LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Centennial, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Newport Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
Merton G. Gollaher was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Merton G. Gollaher

Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
Andrew T. Hoyne was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew T. Hoyne

Hoyne Law Firm, LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Technology Law Venture Capital Law
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Alan B. Kalin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Alan B. Kalin

Alan B. Kalin
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
Shawna C. Lemon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Shawna C. Lemon

Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks, PA
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice First Amendment Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Banking and Finance Law Energy Regulatory Law Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Patent Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Redwood City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law

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Practice Area Definition

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Definition

Biotechnology law requires specialized expertise in the laws, regulations, business, and transactions applicable to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and the institutions that finance and support them, such as venture capital and investment banking firms and medical research institutes. Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals are heavily regulated industries with exceptionally long and expensive product development cycles.

The commercial success of these companies often depends on their ability to protect their intellectual property rights, to develop and commercialize their products in conformity with FDA and other regulatory requirements, to successfully raise financing from all available sources in both good and bad economic conditions, and to partner with larger companies in the industry to help bring their innovative products to the market. As a result, life sciences companies require significant legal expertise in the fields of intellectual property, FDA regulations, marketing compliance, licensing and collaborations, venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements unique to the industry, such as biologic and pharmaceutical manufacturing, supply, distribution, and co-promotion agreements. Biotechnology lawyers must be experts in one or more of these fields and be able to work collaboratively with legal experts in related fields.
Biotechnology law requires specialized expertise in the laws, regulations, business, and transactions applicable to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and the institutions that finance and support them, such as venture capital and investment banking firms and medical research institutes. Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals are heavily regulated industries with exceptionally long and expensive product development cycles.

The commercial success of these companies often depends on their ability to protect their intellectual property rights, to develop and commercialize their products in conformity with FDA and other regulatory requirements, to successfully raise financing from all available sources in both good and bad economic conditions, and to partner with larger companies in the industry to help bring their innovative products to the market. As a result, life sciences companies require significant legal expertise in the fields of intellectual property, FDA regulations, marketing compliance, licensing and collaborations, venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements unique to the industry, such as biologic and pharmaceutical manufacturing, supply, distribution, and co-promotion agreements. Biotechnology lawyers must be experts in one or more of these fields and be able to work collaboratively with legal experts in related fields.