Lily Wound, a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups, has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life sciences companies in a wide range of complex commercial, corporate, and licensing transactions, including those involving gene therapy, gene editing, engineered cell therapy, and genomic testing. With broad knowledge of licensing and collaboration matters, Ms. Wound has worked on some of the most complex life sciences collaborations in the industry and has handled transactions at every stage of the life cycle of a life sciences product, and has represented early stage to big pharma companies in connection with these transactions. In addition, her roster of domestic and international clients extends to the healthcare, healthcare information and technology, cosmetics, publishing, media, internet, software, and technology industries.
Ms. Wound 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. Wound stays up to date on relevant market trends impacting the PropSci sector to effectively support clients involved in this space.
Ms. Wound joined Goodwin in 2019 from WilmerHale, where she served as counsel. She has also served as in-house counsel at Hearst Corporation, where she advised on all aspects of Hearst's businesses relating to healthcare information and technology, traditional media, new media, and digital media. Her responsibilities at Hearst included serving as general counsel for an evidence-based medical information and technology company and leading all complex transactions in the newspapers division.
Ms. Wound’s representative matters include advising:
- Serotiny, Inc. in its research collaboration with Janssen to use its AI-driven tMDP mining and design platform to optimize CAR designs for cellular therapy.
- SIGA Technologies in its international promotion agreement for TPOXX™ with Meridian Medical Technologies and its international procurement orders for TPOXX™ for health security preparedness in response to the monkeypox outbreak.
- LEXEO Therapeutics in its acquisition of Stelios Therapeutics and its gene therapy programs for rare cardiovascular diseases.
- EQRx in its strategic collaboration and license agreement with Hansoh Pharmaceutical for ex-China rights to its EGFR inhibitor, almonertinib, which is approved in China for EGFR T790M mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
- EQRx in its license agreement with G1 Therapeutics for lerociclib, an oral CDK4/6 inhibitor, in the U.S., Europe, Japan and all other global markets, excluding the Asia-Pacific region (except Japan).
- Landmark Bio in its formation as an industry-academia research and development consortium focused on innovations in gene and cell therapies and immunotherapies, advanced biologic innovation and manufacturing, and accelerating the practical application and commercialization of these therapies. Founding members include Harvard University, Fujifilm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Diosynth Biotechnologies, Cytiva (formerly part of GE Healthcare Life Sciences) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Landmark Bio recently closed on its initial $76 million fundraising round.
- Editas Medicine in a strategic research collaboration and cross-licensing agreement with BlueRock Therapeutics to discover, develop, and manufacture novel engineered cell medicines.*
- Foundation Medicine in its partnership with Natera to develop and commercialize personalized circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) monitoring assays.*
- Voyager Therapeutics in a global strategic collaboration with AbbVie to develop and commercialize vectorized antibodies directed against tau for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.*
- Spark Therapeutics in its licensing and supply agreements with Novartis to develop and commercialize investigational voretigene neparvovec outside the United States.*
- Spark Therapeutics in a licensing agreement with Selecta Biosciences for exclusive worldwide rights to Selecta's proprietary Synthetic Vaccine Particles platform technology.*
Areas of Practice
Ms. Wound serves on the Board of Managers of Life Sciences Cares New York, whose mission is to leverage the intellectual, financial, and human capital of the life sciences industry in an effort to reduce the effects of poverty.
Ms. Wound serves as an elected Board member of Asian Women for Health, a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellness through education, advocacy, and support.
Ms. Wound has served for eight years as National Chair and Metro-NY Chair of Young Women In Bio, a national organization focused on promoting STEM, and supporting opportunities in STEM, to girls from elementary school through high school. Young Women in Bio is part of Women in Bio.
The George Washington University Law School
Boston University School of Public Health
- New York
Ms. Wound frequently participates in speaking and moderating engagements with Alexandria/LaunchLabs and other incubator and accelerator programs. Recent engagements include:
- Speaker on “The Path from Research to Commercialization: Tech Transfer and Licensing for Innovators” for Activate as part of its “Collisions with Activate” program in July 2022.
- Speaker on “The Path from Innovation to Commercialization: Licensing and Partnering” for JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) in July 2022.
- Speaker on the “Licensing Pharmaceutical Inventions” Program to The Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court in April 2022
- Speaker on “Licensing Issues in the Life Sciences Industry” at Practicing Law Institute’s Advanced Licensing Agreements 2022 in New York
- Speaker on “Licensing and Partnering” at the Startup City Acceleration Program with JETRO and Cambridge Innovation Center in January 2022
- Speaker on the “Due Diligence: Investor Expectations” session for Alexandria/LaunchLabs in June 2021
- Speaker on the “University Licensing and Equity Trends” session for Alexandria/LaunchLabs in March 2021
- Speaker on “Licensing Issues in the Life Sciences Industry” at Practicing Law Institute’s Advanced Licensing Agreements 2021 in San Francisco, New York and Chicago
- Speaker on the “Getting Your IP House in Order for Investors” session for Alexandria/LaunchLabs in October 2020
- Speaker on the “Demystifying Term Sheets” session for Alexandria/LaunchLabs in July 2020
- Speaker on the “Confidentiality Agreements – To Disclose or Not to Disclose” session for Alexandria/LaunchLabs in May 2020
- Speaker on “Licensing Issues in the Life Sciences Industry” at Practicing Law Institute’s Advanced Licensing Agreements 2020 in both San Francisco and New York
- Lead speaker and organizer of the “Corporate Partnering” session for ELabNYC Bootcamp in 2018 and 2019
- Speaker on “The Many Hats of Women in Bio” at the 2018 Women in Bio Convention
- Moderator of the Career Focused Panel at Young Women in Bio’s “Future of Life Sciences and Tech” event
- Featured panelist at alumni event by ELabNYC and Alexandria LaunchLabs on “The Path to Corporate Partnership”