Winners for the 8th annual LMG Life Sciences Awards announced

All winning firms and individuals for the eighth annual LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards have been announced through an online presentation. The 2020 awards honor top-ranking firms and individuals in the United States and Canada for outstanding legal work in the life sciences sector over the past year.

The awards were announced as a result of a thorough research period conducted by LMG Life Sciences, and present categories that recognize work in four main practice areas, which include: regulatory, intellectual property, financial & corporate, and non-IP litigation & enforcement.

In addition to several firm and individual award categories, many special awards were announced highlighting this year’s LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame inductees, as well as the Impact Cases and Deals of the Year.

A full list of winners can be read below. Congratulations to all winning firms and practitioners.

For more information on the shortlist, business development and marketing solutions, please contact Nick Heath.


Life Cycle

 

Life Cycle Firm of the Year – Canada

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

 

Life Cycle Firm of the Year – United States

Latham & Watkins

 

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

 

David Fox, Hogan Lovells

Gunars Gaikis, Smart & Biggar

Barbara Kosacz, Cooley

Debra Pole, Sidley Austin

William Rakoczy, Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik

 

 

Financial & Corporate

Corporate Attorney of the Year

Effie Toshav, Fenwick & West

 

Licensing & Collaboration Attorney of the Year

Alan Leeds, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

 

M&A Attorney of the Year

Catherine Dargan, Covington & Burling

 

Venture Capital Attorney of the Year

Brian Cuneo, Latham & Watkins

 

Corporate Firm of the Year

Goodwin Procter

 

Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year

Ropes & Gray

 

M&A Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

 

Venture Capital Firm of the Year

Latham & Watkins

 

US Rising Star – Financial & Corporate

Kristen Riemenschneider, Arnold & Porter

 

Firm to Watch – Financial & Corporate

Davis Polk & Wardwell

 

Financial & Corporate In-House Team of the Year

Pfizer

 

 

Regulatory

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Pharmaceutical

Daniel Kracov, Arnold & Porter

 

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Medical Device

Vernessa Pollard, McDermott Will & Emery

 

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: Pricing & Reimbursement

Beth Roberts, Hogan Lovells

 

US Rising Star – Regulatory

Deepti Kulkarni , Sidley Austin

 

Regulatory Firm to Watch

Baker McKenzie

 

Regulatory Firm of the Year

Hogan Lovells

 

 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Boutique Firm of the Year

Fish & Richardson

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Branded

Lisa Pensabene, O’Melveny Myers

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Branded

Paul Hastings

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Generic

Imron Aly, Schiff Hardin

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Generic

Perkins Coie

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – California

Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – District of Columbia

Michael Morin, Latham & Watkins

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – Midwest

James Hurst, Kirkland & Ellis

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England

Elaine Blais, Goodwin Procter

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – New York

Robert Gunther, WilmerHale

 

General Patent Litigation Firm of the Year

Arnold & Porter

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – California

Michael Hostetler, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – District of Columbia

Dinesh Melwani, Bookoff McAndrews

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Massachusetts

Andrea Reid, Dechert

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Midwest

Li-Hsien Rin-Laures, RinLaures

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – New York

James Haley Jr, Haley Guiliano

 

Patent Strategy Firm of the Year

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

 

Post-Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year

Ching-Lee Fukuda, Sidley Austin

 

Appellate Litigator of the Year – Intellectual Property

Constantine Trela, Sidley Austin

 

US Rising Star – Intellectual Property

Sophie Wang, Choate Hall & Stewart

 

Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

 

Intellectual Property Firm to Watch

Milbank

 

Firm of the Year – Intellectual Property

Goodwin Procter

 

In-House Team of the Year – Intellectual Property

AbbVie

 

 

Litigation & Enforcement 

Product Liability Attorney of the Year

Mark Cheffo, Dechert

 

Product Liability Firm of the Year

Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum

 

Government Investigations Attorney of the Year

Daniel Meron, Latham & Watkins

 

Government Investigations Firm of the Year

King & Spalding

 

Antitrust Litigator of the Year

Mark Popofsky, Ropes & Gray

 

Antitrust Firm of the Year

Arnold & Porter

 

Trial Lawyer of the Year – Non-IP Litigation

Allison Brown, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

 

Firm to Watch – Non-IP Litigation

Zuckerman Spaeder

 

 

Canada

 

Canadian Product Liability Attorney of the Year

Michel Gagné, McCarthy Tétrault

 

Canadian Product Liability Firm of the Year

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

 

Canadian Patent Litigator of the Year

Sheldon Hamilton, Smart & Biggar

 

Canadian Patent Litigation Firm of the Year

Goodmans

 

Canadian Patent Strategy Practitioner of the Year 

Daphne Lainson, Smart & Biggar

 

Canadian Patent Strategy Firm of the Year 

Gowling WLG

 

Canadian Regulatory Attorney of the Year

Timothy Squire, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

 

Canadian Financial & Corporate Attorney of the Year 

Vanessa Grant, Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Canadian Financial & Corporate Firm of the Year 

Torys

 

Canadian Rising Star

Graeme Boocock, Borden Ladner Gervais

 

Canadian In-House Team of the Year

AstraZeneca