Tom Schaad is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Life Sciences group.

His work extends to every stage of the corporate life cycle from financing through successful initial public offering or acquisition, with a focus on public and private capital markets transactions such as IPOs, follow-on offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He also counsels clients on a wide array of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance.

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A selection of Mr. Schaad’s recent representations include:

Capital Markets Transactions

  • The underwriters in Royalty Pharma plc’s $2.5 billion initial public offering and $728 million follow-on public offering
  • The initial purchasers in Royalty Pharma plc’s $6 billion senior unsecured notes offering
  • Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in Repare Therapeutics Inc.’s $253 million initial public offering
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc.’s $181 million initial public offering
  • Achilles Therapeutics plc in its $175 million initial public offering
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC as lead underwriter DBV Technologies’ $143 million and $153 million follow-on public offerings
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley and other underwriters in Pandion Therapeutics, Inc.’s $135 million initial public offering
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in Ambrx Biopharma Inc.’s $126 million initial public offering
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and other underwriters in Valneva SE’s $107 million initial public offering 
  • HOOKIPA Pharma, Inc. in its $84 million initial public offering
  • BELLUS Health Inc. in its $40 million follow-on public offering

Other Corporate Transactions

  • Spark Therapeutics, Inc. in its $4.8 billion sale to Roche
  • Normandy Real Estate Management, LLC, in its $100 million sale to Columbia Property Trust, Inc.
Professional Experience

While in law school, Mr. Schaad was a legal intern at Clean Energy Fuels, North America’s leading provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market.


While attending law school, Mr. Schaad served as the Senior Development Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. He was also a student body representative on Columbia Law’s Student Senate.

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J.D., 2018
Columbia Law School
(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
B.A., 2015
University of California, Irvine

(Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude)



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