Zack Gong

Associate
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About Zack

Zack focuses his practice on the representation of public and private pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life sciences companies with respect to a variety of intellectual property-based commercial transactions. He advises companies on license agreements, research collaborations and development agreements, manufacturing, distribution, and supply agreements, as well as intellectual property matters within corporate transactions such as public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. 

Representative Matters:

  • Represented MediLink in its worldwide collaboration and license agreement with Roche on the development of a next-generation antibody-drug conjugate candidate YL211, targeting c-Mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (c-Met) against solid tumors (2023)
  • Represented Allay Therapeutics in its license agreement to provide Maruishi Pharmaceutical with exclusive rights in Japan to develop and commercialize Allay’s lead investigation drug candidate – ATX101 – and other ultra-sustained analgesic implantable drug candidates for acute pain (2023)
  • Represented SystImmune in its exclusive license and collaboration agreement with Bristol Myers Squibb for SystImmune’s BL-B01D1 (2023)
  • Represented Rona Therapeutics in its collaboration with Keymed Biosciences to jointly discover and develop first-in-class siRNA Therapeutics for Glomerulonephritisbinder (2023)
  • Represented JW Therapeutics in its license and collaboration agreement with Juno Therapeutics for the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of new cellular therapy products DLL3 in Greater China (2022)
  • Represented IASO Biotherapeutics in an exclusive and worldwide out-licensing agreement with Cabaletta Bio (Nasdaq: CABA) to develop, manufacture and commercialize fully-human CD19 binder (2022)
  • Represented Zai Lab (Nasdaq: ZLAB; HKEX: 9688) in its exclusive collaboration and license agreement with Seagen for the development and commercialization of TIVDAK® in Greater China (2022)
  • Represented Horizon Therapeutics in its agreement to be acquired by Amgen at approximately $28 billion (2022)
  • Represented Apollo Endosurgery in its agreement to be acquired by Boston Scientific (2022)
  • Represented Sixth Street in its strategic investment in Blueprint Medicines (2022)
  • Represented Hutchmed Limited (Nasdaq: HCM) in its commercial license agreement with GenScript (2021)
  • Represented Hutchmed Limited in its commercial supply and collaboration arrangement with AstraZeneca for Savolitinib in China (2021)
  • Represented Hutchmed Limited in its technology transfer and supply agreement with Epizyme Inc. (2021)
  • Represented LianBio (Nasdaq: LIAN) in its exclusive license agreement with MyoKardia for the rights to develop and commercialize mavacamten in Greater China and other Asian markets (2020)
  • Represented LianBio in its strategic platform collaboration agreement with Pfizer (2020)
  • Represented CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its license and development agreement with Cleave Therapeutics for the rights to develop and commercialize a novel VCP/p97 inhibitor in Greater China (2020)
  • Represented Janssen Biotech Inc. (J&J affiliate) in its research collaboration agreement with National University of Singapore (2020)

Education

Duke University School of Law
JD, 2017, Duke Estate Planning Council Scholarship (half-tuition)

Washington University in Saint Louis
BSBA, 2014, Finance, Honors in Management

Admissions & credentials

New York