7th annual LMG Life Sciences Awards – 2019 winners announced

Attorneys from across the US and Canada gathered last night on September 18 at Essex House in New York for the annual LMG Life Sciences Awards, which honors top-ranking firms and individuals for outstanding legal work in the life sciences sector. This event, which is part of the 2019 research cycle for LMG Life Sciences, presented categories that recognize work in the four main practice areas covered by the guide, including: regulatory; intellectual property; financial and corporate; and litigation and enforcement.

Among the highlights of the night was the induction of three exceptional life sciences attorneys into the Hall of Fame for their remarkable careers dedicated to clients in the industry.

Below is a list of this year’s award winners.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Hemmie Chang
Foley Hoag


Jonathan Kahan
Hogan Lovells


Ann Malester
Weil Gotshal & Manges

 

Life Cycle awards

US Life Cycle Firm of the Year

Latham & Watkins

Canadian Life Cycle Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon

 

Regulatory
Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Pharmaceuticals

Josephine Torrente
Hyman Phelps & McNamara

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Medical Devices

Gregory Levine
Ropes & Gray

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: Pricing & Reimbursement

Alice Valder Curran
Hogan Lovells

US Rising Star – Regulatory

Mahnu Davar
Arnold & Porter

Regulatory Firm of the Year

Hogan Lovells

Regulatory Firm to Watch

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 

 

Financial & Corporate
Corporate Attorney of the Year

Stuart Cable
Goodwin Procter

Licensing & Collaboration Attorney of the Year

Judith Hasko
Latham & Watkins

M&A Attorney of the Year

Charles Ruck
Latham & Watkins

Corporate Firm of the Year

Goodwin Procter

Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year

Cooley

M&A Firm of the Year
Latham & Watkins

Finance & Corporate In-House Team of the Year

Gilead Sciences

Venture Capital Firm of the Year

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

US Rising Star – Finance & Corporate

Megan Baca
Ropes & Gray

Firm to Watch – Finance & Corporate

Baker McKenzie

 

Litigation & Enforcement 
Product Liability Attorney of the Year

Diane Sullivan
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Product Liability Firm of the Year

Butler Snow

Government Investigations Attorney of the Year

Kirk Ogrosky
Arnold & Porter

Government Investigations Firm of the Year
Williams & Connolly

Antitrust Litigator of the Year

Steven Newborn
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Antitrust Firm of the Year

Arnold & Porter

Trial Lawyer of the Year – Non-IP Litigation

Diane Sullivan
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Firm to Watch – Non-IP Litigation

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

 

Intellectual Property 
Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

WilmerHale

Intellectual Property Boutique Firm of the Year

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

General Patent Litigation Firm of the Year

WilmerHale

Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Branded

Bruce Genderson
Williams & Connolly

Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Branded

Williams & Connolly

Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Generic

Shannon Bloodworth
Perkins Coie

Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Generic

Goodwin Procter

General Patent Litigator of the Year – California

Juanita Brooks
Fish & Richardson

General Patent Litigator of the Year – District of Columbia

Matthew Wolf
Arnold & Porter

General Patent Litigator of the Year – Midwest

David Anstaett
Perkins Coie

General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England

Sarah Columbia
McDermott Will & Emery

General Patent Litigator of the Year – New York

Raymond Nimrod
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – California

Mika Reiner Mayer
Cooley

Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – District of Columbia

R Danny Huntington
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck

Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – Massachusetts

Fangli Chen
Proskauer Rose

Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – Midwest

Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures
RinLaures 

Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – New York

Ivor Elrifi
Cooley

Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year

Knobbe Martens

Post-Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year

Eldora Ellison
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Appellate Litigator of the Year – Intellectual Property

Deanne Maynard
Morrison & Foerster

Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year

Paul Hastings

Intellectual Property Firm to Watch

Desmarais

Intellectual Property In-house Team of the Year

Amgen

US Rising Star – Intellectual Property

Katherine Helm
Dechert


Canada
Canadian Product Liability Attorney of the Year

Gordon McKee
Blake Cassels & Graydon

Canadian Product Liability Firm of the Year

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Canadian In-House Team of the Year

Sandoz Canada

Canadian Patent Litigation Attorney of the Year

Jason Markwell
Belmore Neidrauer

Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year

Belmore Neidrauer

Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Attorney of the Year 

Eileen McMahon
Torys

Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Firm of the Year 
Bereskin & Parr

Canadian Regulatory Attorney of the Year

Alice Tseng
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canadian Rising Star

Stephanie Anderson
Belmore Neidrauer

Canadian Finance & Corporate Attorney of the Year 

Cheryl Reicin
Torys

Canadian Finance & Corporate Firm of the Year 

Blake Cassels & Graydon

 

Impact Matters of the Year

Canadian Impact Deals of the Year
Sandoz Canada collaborative agreement with Tilray
ABK Biomedical C$40 million Series B financing
CDRD and NEOMED Institute combination to create adMare BioInnovations

Canadian Patent Impact Cases of the Year
Janssen et al v Teva Canada
Bayer v Apotex

Non-IP Litigation Impact Cases of the Year
Johnson & Johnson talcum powder mass tort litigation
Hsu et al v Puma Biotechnology et al
Merck Sharp & Dohme v Albrecht

Financial & Corporate Deals of the Year
AbbVie acquisition of Allergan for $63 billion
Roche acquisition of Spark Technologies for $4.8 billion
Goldfinch Bio collaboration with Gilead Sciences valued at $2.59 billion
Nurix Therapeutics collaboration with Gilead Sciences valued at $2.48 billion
Bristol-Myers Squibb acquisition of Celgene for $74 billion

Patent Impact Cases of the Year
Bayer Healthcare v Baxalta et al
Regents of the University of California et al v Broad Institute et al
Momenta Pharmaceuticals v Bristol-Myers Squibb
Amgen v Sandoz

Hatch-Waxman Impact Cases of the Year
Novartis Pharmaceuticals et al v Breckenridge Pharmaceutical et al
Novartis Pharmaceuticals et al v Ezra Ventures
Teva Pharmaceuticals et al v Sandoz et al
Helsinn Healthcare v Teva Pharmaceuticals
Novartis Pharmaceuticals et al v Breckenridge Pharmaceutical et al
Vanda Pharmaceuticals v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
Galderma Laboratories v Amneal Pharmaceuticals