The Daily Journal has named Goodwin partners Deepa Rich and Sam Zucker to its 2020 list of top healthcare lawyers in California. This year’s winners were selected based on their market reputation, signature wins and overall impact of their work in healthcare litigation, transactions and counseling .
Rich is a partner in Goodwin’s Life Sciences group, where she focuses her practice on general securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on representing private and public companies in the life sciences and healthcare industries. Daily Journal highlighted her work as part of the team representing Nektar Therapeutics in its global development and profit-sharing deal with Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Exicure, Inc. on the reverse merger that led to its listing on the Nasdaq. Rich is a frequent speaker in the corporate and life sciences space, and has presented at the 7th Annual Kayo Women’s Private Equity Summit and the Stanford University School of Medicine program “Turning Research into an Agent of Change.”
Zucker, a partner in Goodwin’s Life Sciences group, possesses years of experience working on corporate transactions for high-growth life sciences, healthcare, and technology companies globally, representing investors as well as portfolio companies. Daily Journal noted his representation of leading clients such as Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. and Nektar Therapeutics. Zucker has been regularly named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US as well as a Life Sciences Star by LMG Life Sciences.