Nate Burk is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences Group and a member of the firm’s Strategic Technology Transactions and Licensing Practice. He represents private and public technology, biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device companies in connection with licensing, collaborations and commercial transactions. Mr. Burk also focuses on intellectual property matters relevant to his clients’ financing and M&A activities. He joined Goodwin in 2019 from the Boston office of Gunderson Dettmer, where he had a similar practice.

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Mr. Burk’s experience includes representation of:

  • A research-stage biotech in its acquisition of intellectual property rights to support therapies for hearing loss*
  • A developer of novel vaccines in its licensing and collaboration agreement with a major pharmaceutical company*
  • A prosthetics manufacturer in commercial agreements with sales representatives, distributors and purchasing groups*
  • A urologic device manufacturer in its R&D partnership with an early-stage medical device company*
  • A developer of oncolytic cell therapies in its $32.5 million Series B financing*
  • A developer of a drug delivery system in its licensing and collaboration agreement with a major pharmaceutical company*
  • A clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in licensing over-the-counter commercialization rights to a leading private label manufacturer*

Mr. Burk has also represented dozens of technology and life science companies in connection with:

  • Sponsoring research at academic institutions*
  • Licensing patent rights from hospitals and universities*
  • Engaging contract laboratories and manufacturing facilities to support life sciences research and development activities, including clinical trials*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.


Mr. Burk was Editor-in-Chief of the Northeastern University Law Journal.

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J.D., 2012
Northeastern University School of Law
B.A., Political Science and Economics, 2002
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(cum laude)



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