Our nationally recognized Life Sciences practice can help you navigate the issues associated with the development and commercialization of innovative medical products and services.
A Full-Service Practice
We have substantial experience throughout all areas of the industry including on behalf of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare services companies, medical-research institutes and patient organizations. Our international life science client base consists of companies in all stages of development, from startups to Fortune 50 companies. Drawing on the talents of a wide variety of professionals, many of whom have had previous careers as scientists, MDs and high-ranking government officials, we can help you to navigate the complex waters associated with the development, approval, commercialization, reimbursement and coverage of innovative medical products and services.
Why Foley Hoag?
public and private clients, representing all facets of the Life Sciences industry
in life sciences-related deal activity for clients over the last 10 years
of the firm’s work focused on the Life Science community, making it our largest sector
We represented Ginkgo Bioworks, the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, in its collaboration with Merck to engineer up to four enzymes for use as biocatalysts in Merck’s active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing efforts
Satellite Bio, a regenerative medicine company, in raising $110 million in Seed and Series A funding to support the development of bioengineered tissues that repair, restore or replace critical organ or tissue function
GreenLight Biosciences, a biotechnology company dedicated to making RNA products affordable and accessible for human health and agriculture, in its $1.5 billion SPAC business combination with Environmental Impact Acquisition Corp.
Awards & Accolades
Chambers USA 2022
Ranked as a leading law firm in Chambers USA 2022 in a variety of areas, including Life Sciences, Corporate/M&A, IP and Venture Capital Investment
The Legal 500
Recognized as a leader in Healthcare: Life Sciences and M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500 million) by The Legal 500 United States 2022
Managing Intellectual Property
Managing Intellectual Property named Barbara Fiacco to its 2022 Top 250 Women in IP list, recognizing female IP practitioners in private practice across the globe
U.S. News - Best Lawyers
Recognized nationally for Biotechnology, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent and Venture Capital law in 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms;” overall, Foley Hoag is ranked in 20 national & 37 regional categories
LMG Life Sciences
Five Foley Hoag partners recognized as leaders in their field; Partner Donald Ware was named 2021 General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England, and Partner Hemmie Chang was a 2019 inductee into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame
One of only six Massachusetts law firms ranked in Tier 1 for M&A by IFLR1000 2021; shortlisted for Massachusetts Law Firm of the Year 2021
IAM Licensing 250
Named to IAM Licensing 250 - The World’s Leading Patent Licensing Lawyers list as well as to the Patent and Litigation 250 - The World’s Leading Patent Litigators
50 lawyers listed in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America guide, a ranking based on peer review
We advise early stage to global leaders of drug, biological and medical device companies on a broad range of health policy matters impacting novel technologies with a particular expertise on Medicare coverage, coding and payment determinations.
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