Life Sciences Corporate Partnering & Licensing

#1 Globally for Pharma and Biotech Licensing Deals

Why Cooley
  • 40+ professionals across the US, UK and Asia exclusively focused on corporate partnering, licensing, M&A and other commercial transactions specific to life sciences companies
  • Involvement with hundreds of transactions across various technologies and stages of product development
  • Team includes prior pharmaceutical marketing specialists, business consultants, biotech researchers and in-house counsel at life sciences companies including Amgen, Exelixis, Jazz Pharma, and ZymoGenetics
  • 50% of the attorneys in our corporate partnering group have earned a bachelor’s degree with a life sciences focus, 35% a Master’s degree and 21% a PhD
  • Well-versed in the business, regulatory and commercial issues inherent in transactions, with the ability to call on a team of intellectual property, regulatory, reimbursement, tax, antitrust and other specialists as needed
  • Essentially, we serve as outsourced business/corporate development for many of our clients
  • Actively represent almost 1,800 public and private life science company clients worldwide

30+

attorneys around the globe fully dedicated to life sciences corporate partnering & licensing deals

Life sciences partnering 2020 recap

Members of our life sciences partnering team look back on their 2020 highlights, from advising companies working diligently to battle COVID-19 and other diseases to collaborating with clients and colleagues in new ways and more.

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Recognition

  • LMG Life Sciences: "Highly Recommended” law firm for general corporate, licensing & collaborations, and M&A in 2019
  • BioPharm Insight: #1 in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Licensing League Table Report
  • Allicense Deal of the Year: 15 Cooley transactions awarded or nominated since 2000
  • Chambers USA: Band 1 for Life Sciences
  • The Best Lawyers in America: 2019 Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year
According to industry peers, the licensing, tax and inversion, private investment, capital market and M&A work performed by Cooley is top tier. – LMG Life Sciences
Group contacts
Marya Postner Partner, Palo Alto
Jane Adams Partner, San Diego
Kay Chandler Partner, San Diego
Kate Hillier Partner, Palo Alto
Lila Hope Partner, Palo Alto
Robert L. Jones Partner, Palo Alto
Barclay Kamb Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Barbara Kosacz Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Kenneth Krisko Partner, Reston
Nicola Maguire Partner, London
John Wilkinson Partner, London
Charity Williams Partner, San Diego
Christina Zhang Partner in Charge – Shanghai
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