Sarah A. Solomon is a partner in the firm’s Technology & Life Sciences group.

Ms. Solomon represents biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and other life sciences companies in connection with their intellectual property, commercial and M&A transactions. She regularly advises private and public companies on complex strategic collaboration and partnering transactions (such as joint research and development agreements, co-commercialization agreements, patent licenses, strategic alliances and joint ventures); research, development and commercial relationships (such as manufacturing, supply, distribution, clinical trial, university and academic licenses and services arrangements); and mergers and acquisitions (such as product acquisitions, spin-outs and structured M&A transactions). Ms. Solomon also counsels clients in connection with international transactions and relationships in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.





Strategic Alliances and Collaborations

  • Wave Life Sciences in its global strategic collaboration with Takeda for nucleic acid therapies for CNS disorders, with potential deal value of over $2 billion 
  • Moderna Therapeutics in multiple strategic transactions with Merck, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca with total upfront deal value in excess of $775 million, plus downstream payments; most recently, in its strategic collaboration with Merck for mRNA-based cancer vaccines, with an equity investment of $125 million
  • Blueprint Medicine in its worldwide collaboration with Roche for up to five small molecule kinase therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy; upfront of $45 million with total deal value of up to $965 million
  • AMAG in its strategic collaboration with Endoceutics to develop and commercialize Intrarosa, with a potential deal value of up to $945 million
  • ImmuNext in its exclusive, worldwide license with Sanofi to develop and commercialize a CD40L monoclonal antibody for use in autoimmune diseases, with potential deal value of up to $500 million, plus royalties
  • BlueRock Therapeutics, a next-generation regenerative medicine company, in its $225 million financing by Bayer and Versant Ventures and seminal in-licenses and alliances with Memorial Sloan Kettering, the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine and University Health Networks
  • Teva in its license agreement with Heptares to develop and commercialize novel, small-molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide antagonists discovered by Heptares, valued up to $410 million, plus royalties
  • Cephalon in its exclusive license agreement with Eagle Pharmaceuticals with a total deal value in excess of $120 million, plus royalties
  • Surface Oncology in its strategic collaboration with Novartis to develop immunotherapeutics; up to $170 million in near-term cash payments, plus milestones and royalties
  • Unum Therapeutics in its strategic collaboration and license agreement with Seattle Genetics to develop and commercialize ACTR therapies for cancer, with a total potential deal value of over $640 million, plus royalties
  • Nogra Pharma in its $710 million global license agreement with Celgene for therapies to treat Crohn’s disease, with a total potential deal value up to $2.6 billion in milestones, plus royalties
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in its transformational alliance with Genzyme for RNAi therapeutics as genetic medicines along with a $700 million equity investment


  • Nimbus in its long-term strategic alliance with Celgene to acquire two programs in immunology
  • Nimbus in its sale of Nimbus Apollo and its Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase (ACC) inhibitor program to Gilead Sciences for $400 million and up to an additional $800 million in development milestone payments
  • Promedior in its exclusive purchase option agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb with potential deal value up to $1.25 billion
  • F-star Alpha in its exclusive purchase option agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb with potential deal value up to $475 million
  • TARIS Biomedical in the sale of its lead product LiRIS to Allergan for a total potential deal value in excess of $580 million
  • ZOLL Medical in its sale to Asahi Kasei for $2.2 billion


Ms. Solomon has been recognized as a “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences and a leading life sciences attorney by The Legal 500 United States (Intellectual Property - Patents: Licensing) and The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers (Transactional).

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J.D., 2001
University of California Hastings College Law
B.S., Biology, 1996
University of California, San Diego



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