Lawyers from across the United States and Canada gathered on September 13 at the Essex House in New York to celebrate the annual LMG Life Sciences Awards, recognizing the 2017 top firms and legal professionals in the life sciences industry. WilmerHale was recognized as the Life Cycle Firm of the Year and Partner Lisa Pirozzolo was honored as New England General Patent Litigator of the Year. In addition, the firm was awarded one of five Finance and Transactional Impact Cases of the Year for counseling Editas Medicine in its licensing and collaboration with Allergan—a deal that was led by Partners Steve Barrett and Rosemary Reilly.
LMG Life Sciences, a legal directory guide focusing on US law firms and attorneys who work with life sciences companies, is produced by the Legal Media Group and its editorial structure is divided into categories that cover traditional practice areas that relate to life sciences. Research for the publication was based on interviews and surveys completed by leading lawyers and clients who are active in the market.
In addition to winning three categories, WilmerHale was shortlisted in the following 12 categories:
Finance & Transactional Firm of the Year: Corporate
Finance & Transactional Firm of the Year: Licensing & Collaboration
Venture Capital Firm of the Year
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year: Branded
General Patent Litigation Firm of the Year
Intellectual Property Firm of the Year
Finance & Transactional Attorney of the Year: Corporate
Partner Steven Singer
Finance & Transactional Attorney of the Year: Licensing & Collaboration
Partner Steven Barrett
Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year: Branded
Partner Amy Wigmore
General Patent Litigator of the Year: New England
Partner Emily Whelan
General Patent Litigator of the Year: New York
Partner Robert Gunther
US Rising Transactional Star
Partner Cynthia Mazareas
View the full list of LMG Life Sciences award winners.