Life Sciences

Succeeding in the life sciences industry is as much about strategy and execution as it is about research and development. And with the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries on a global scale, Goodwin’s depth of experience not only in the life sciences space, but also in collaboration with our technology, healthcare, real estate and private equity lawyers, makes our team exceptionally suited to address whatever the future brings. Our life sciences lawyers' partner with clients to embrace the promise and potential of innovation to make a profound and lasting impact.

Goodwin’s fully integrated, globally recognized destination life sciences practice is dedicated to serving the needs of innovators and investors working collaboratively to improve patients' lives. Our team of more than 150 lawyers is devoted to life sciences companies across the entire company lifecycle, and team members are strategically located across the major life sciences hubs in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

We are market leaders in serving the needs of companies ranging from pure startups to commercial stage biopharma and everything in between, as well as investors, banks and all the other entities within the life sciences ecosystem that support those companies. Our team excels at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and advisory services to support the most innovative life sciences companies. Our unique combination of experience serving both the innovators and investors in a changing, technology-driven economy continues to set us apart.

Lawyers in our global life sciences practice have deep experience in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property law. We understand the challenges of securing funding, licensing and safeguarding intellectual property, establishing partnerships, bringing new products to market, opening new revenue streams, and protecting existing product lines.

As companies grow with Goodwin, we take an interdisciplinary approach, collaborating with lawyers and additional resources across our global platform based on our clients’ evolving needs — including patent litigation and prosecution, products litigation, privacy and cybersecurity, employment, tax and other areas.

Goodwin helps clients find the strategic paths that foster growth and minimize risk across all phases of the corporate lifecycle. Motivated by the knowledge that the work that we do with you is improving people’s lives, we serve as an extension of your team so you can focus on your core business.

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Mitchell S. Bloom

Chair, Life Sciences Practice
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Kingsley L. Taft

Co-Chair, Life Sciences Practice
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