Serving as strategic business partners to 350+ medical device and medtech companies around the world


  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of leading venture capitalists, financial institutions and others strategic partners that service the medical device industry

  • Regularly represent target companies opposite larger medical device/technology companies on strategic investments, corporate partnering and commercialization deals and M&A transactions

  • Advised on 20% of medical device and medtech IPOs in the past 5 years for companies like Amedica, Intersect ENT, T2 Biosystems and TriVascular Technologies

  • 275+ medical device and life sciences M&A transactions since 2010, including deals for Auxogyn, CardioMEMS, Medidata, Protein Simple and Volcano Corporation

  • 230+ medical device and life sciences venture financings raising an aggregate of $7+ billion since 2015 for companies like EndoGastric Solutions, Avedro, CardioDx, Proteus Digital Health and SynCardia

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  • Defend False Claims Act actions arising from patient safety and research misconduct, manufacturing deficiencies, federal and state anti-kickback law violations, and other relevant fraud and abuse laws led by local, state and federal civil and criminal government enforcers

  • Experience in more than 100+ state, federal and international courts, arbitral forums and administrative bodies 

  • Team includes 5 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and 20+ former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers 

  • Recognized by The American Lawyer as an honorable mention in its Litigation Department of the Year competition

  • History of litigating landmark, precedent-setting cases that establish industry-wide resolutions or new procedural protections for our clients

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  • Deep US and global experience providing regulatory counseling and advice on FDA, fraud & abuse, corporate compliance, contractual  relationships, Sunshine Laws, reimbursement, government program price reporting, healthcare data privacy, licensure and accreditation, health reform counseling, regulatory due diligences, MHRA and CE Marking

  • Advise all players in the evolving ecosystem, including payors, providers, LS companies, health IT and investors

  • As connectors to the ecosystem, we counsel clients on how to launch innovative products and services

  • Represent healthcare clients in connection with federal and state government investigations, inquiries, settlements and voluntary disclosures, leveraging subject matter expertise and litigation and negotiation experience

  • Counsel related to privacy and data protection, government contracts and government analytics practices provided by multidisciplinary team bolstered by industry-leading lawyers

  • Frequent contributors on groundbreaking regulatory topics at leading industry events, editorial boards and relevant media and publications

  • Market leader in life sciences – #1 in IPOs, M&A transactions, venture financings and licensing

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  • One of the largest medical technology patent teams in the US with 30+ dedicated patent lawyers and professionals

  • PhDs, MDs and advanced degrees in physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, biomedical and chemical engineering, chemistry, and biology

  • 31,000+ patents currently under our management worldwide

  • 1,000+ IP due diligence reviews in life sciences and medical device deals/transactions

  • One of the most active IP litigation practices in the US with 500+ cases in the last 5 years

  • Top law firm for PTAB proceedings     
  • Specialized branding team provides guidance on selecting, clearing, protecting and obtaining regulatory approval for medical device names


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Digital Health Track at BIO International Convention

Cooley has been involved since the beginning.

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medtech companies represented around the world

Life Sciences & Healthcare Innovation Hub

Comprehensive resource for key stakeholders across the global life sciences and healthcare industry

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Group Contacts
Mark Weeks  Partner Palo Alto
Sonya Erickson  Partner Seattle
Wainwright Fishburn  Senior Counsel San Diego
Michael McGrail  Partner Boston
Erik Milch  Partner Reston
Christian Plaza  Partner Reston, Boston
Mika Reiner Mayer  Partner Palo Alto
Scott Talbot  Partner Reston
Scott Weston  Partner Boston