Goodwin Life Sciences and Intellectual Property teams won three awards at the 2020 LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards, which took place virtually on September 23rd. Once again demonstrating the firm’s unique positioning at the intersection of capital and innovation, Goodwin was named Corporate Firm of the Year, Intellectual Property Firm of the Year and partner Elaine Blais was named General Patent Litigator of the Year: New England.
Goodwin’s Life Sciences lawyers are deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and IP law. They have represented more clients on issuer-side biotechnology IPOs than any other law firm in 2020, raising over $5 billion in capital (including both issuer and underwriters representation), and were named the number one legal advisor (by Deal Count) for Healthcare & Life Sciences M+A by Mergermarket’s Deal Drivers Americas HY 2020 Report. U.S. News Best Law Firms has named Goodwin Biotechnology Firm of the Year five times over the past decade.
Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice handles a diverse array of life sciences, technology and patent litigation matters for cutting-edge clients around the world. The team has been named Intellectual Property Practice Group of the Year by Law360 on five separate occasions, including 2019, and Goodwin’s IP lawyers are consistently recognized for excellence by leading publications such as Chambers, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, and IAM Patent 1000.
Blais is the head of Boston’s Litigation Department, and is known for her over two decades of experience successfully advising clients on a range of patent litigation matters. She is the co-founder and editor of the firm’s biosimilars blog, Big Molecule Watch, and was involved in developing the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). Blais has been honored as a leading lawyer by Legal 500, Managing IP and IAM Patent 1000, and the Boston Bar Association presented her the Thurgood Marshall Award for her pro bono contributions.
Now in their eighth year, the LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards recognize the top-ranking lawyers, firms and in-house counsel teams in the United States and Canada who have had a significant impact on the life sciences industry over the past year.To learn more about Goodwin’s winners and see the full list of results, click here.