Maggie Wong is a partner in Goodwin’s nationally recognized Life Sciences group. She represents private and public companies in the biotechnology, medical device and digital health industries, serving as a legal and business adviser across their entire corporate lifecycle. Ms. Wong provides strategic advice and corporate counseling to clients as they develop, in-license and acquire intellectual property and other assets, raise capital to fund their operations and seek to partner their technology or engage in exit transactions. Ms. Wong regularly counsels clients on pre-incorporation planning, seed and venture financings, initial public offerings and capital markets transactions, SEC compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. She also has substantial experience advising on licensing, collaboration, partnering, distribution, and other commercial agreements.
Ms. Wong is a member of Goodwin’s Partnership Committee. Ms. Wong is also a member of Goodwin’s PropSci practice which is focused on supporting the intersection of real estate and life sciences through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. As a key contributor to the group and Steering Committee, Ms. Wong stays up to date on relevant market trends impacting the PropSci sector to effectively support clients involved in this space.
Private Company Financing Transactions
- Absci in its $125 million crossover financing and $65 million Series E Preferred Stock financing
- Alector Corporation in its $133 million Series E Preferred Stock financing
- Arch Oncology in its $50 million Series B financing
- BridgeBio Pharma in its $299.2 million Series D financing
- BridgeBio Pharma in its $65 million initial investment in and launch of QED Therapeutics
- Cargo Therapeutics in its $200 million Series A financing
- Delinia in its $35 million Series A Preferred Stock financing
- Eidos Therapeutics in its $64 million Series B Preferred Stock financing
- Global Blood Therapeutics in its $40.7 million Series A Preferred Stock financing and $48 million Series B Preferred Stock financing
- InterVenn Biosciences in its $201 million Series C Preferred Stock financing
- Graphite Bio in its $150 million Series B financing
- MyoKardia in its $46 million Series B Preferred Stock financing
- Redmile Group in multiple investments, including as lead investor in Shattuck Labs’ $118 million Series B financing, Annexon’s $100 million Series D financing, LAVA Therapeutics’ $83 million Series C financing and Mammoth Biosciences’ $150 million Series D financing
- Spinifex Pharmaceuticals in its $45 million Series C Preferred Stock financing
Initial Public Offerings and Public Company Financing Transactions
- Absci in its $230 million initial public offering
- BridgeBio Pharma in its $372 million initial public offering, $475 million and $748 million convertible senior note offerings and establishment of a $350 million “at-the-market” offering facility
- Eidos Therapeutics in its $122 million initial public offering and establishment of a $100 million “at-the-market” offering facility
- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. in its initial public offering, subsequent private placement transactions and $171.3 million and $432 million follow-on public offerings
- Global Blood Therapeutics in its $120 million initial public offering and subsequent $120 million, $125 million, $100 million and $250 million follow-on public offerings and establishment of a $200 million “at-the-market” offering facility
- Graphite Bio in its $273.7 million initial public offering
- MyoKardia in its $54 million initial public offering and subsequent $65 million, $134 million, $184 million, $271 million and $604 million follow-on public offerings
- The initial purchasers in MannKind Corporation’s $230 million convertible senior note offering
- Assembly Biosciences in its $60 million and $155 million follow-on public offerings and establishment of a $75 million “at the market” offering facility
- aTyr Pharma in its $75 million initial public offering
M&A and Other Strategic Transactions
- MyoKardia in its $13.1 billion sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Absci in its acquisitions of Denovium, Inc. and Totient, Inc.
- Delinia in its sale to Celgene for $300 million upfront and $475 million in milestone payments
- F-star Alpha in its exclusive option agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb for aggregate consideration of up to $475 million
- Spinifex Pharmaceuticals in its $200 million upfront sale to Novartis plus undisclosed clinical development and regulatory milestones
- BridgeBio Pharma and its affiliates Navire and QED in strategic collaboration agreements with LianBio for the development and commercialization of targeted oncology drug candidates in China
- BridgeBio Pharma in its agreement with Alexion Pharmaceuticals to acquire a synthetic enzyme co-factor therapy and its launch of Origin Biosciences to support the compound’s clinical development
- Artisan Pharma in its sale to Asahi Kasei Pharma for an undisclosed amount
- Assembly Pharmaceuticals in its merger with Ventrus Biosciences to become Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASMB)
- Gallus Biopharmaceuticals in its acquisition from Centocor Biologics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, of an FDA-approved, commercially certified biologics manufacturing facility and its entry into an agreement for the commercial manufacture of Remicade and Stelara
- Alere in its acquisition from ACON Laboratories of ACON’s worldwide lateral flow immunoassay diagnostics business
- A major buyer of pharmaceutical royalties in the acquisition of a royalty interest from a private university for over $90 million
Ms. Wong is a member of the American Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Wong was a corporate associate at Cooley LLP and Heller Ehrman LLP representing emerging companies. During law school, Ms. Wong interned in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
(Order of the Coif)
Recognition & Awards
Ms. Wong has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S. and LMG Life Sciences for her corporate and transactional work in the life science industry and was recognized by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association as a 2021 MCCA Rainmaker. In law school, Ms. Wong was a Senior Articles Editor for the Asian Law Journal.
Ms. Wong has presented on “Asset Spin-Outs: In-Licensing Products and Technology from Biopharma” to the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel and “Crafting International Business Agreements for Calculated Growth and Sustainability” to various biotech and pharma executives at the American Conference Institute.