Life Sciences Corporate Partnering & Licensing

#1 Globally for Pharma and Biotech Licensing Deals

Why Cooley
  • 40+ professionals across the US, UK and Asia exclusively focused on corporate partnering, licensing and other commercial transactions specific to life sciences companies
  • Decades of experience across a range of transaction structures, territories, product stages and technologies
  • Many in the group are backed by a wealth of supporting experience, having been in-house counsel at biotech or major pharmaceutical companies, business consultants and biotech researchers at life sciences companies
  • 42% of the attorneys in our corporate partnering group have earned a bachelor’s degree with a life sciences focus, 30% a Master’s degree and 19% a PhD
  • Well-versed in the business, regulatory and commercial issues inherent in transactions, with the ability to call on a team of intellectual property, regulatory, reimbursement, tax, antitrust and other specialists as needed
  • Essentially, we serve as outsourced business advisors for many of our clients
  • Actively represent 1,900+ public and private life science company clients worldwide

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  • LMG Life Sciences: 2022 Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year and 2021 Life Sciences Corporate Firm of the Year
  • Chambers USA: Band 1 for Life Sciences
  • Legal 500 US: Tier 1 for Healthcare: Life Sciences in 2021
  • The Deal: 2021 Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm & Deal of the Year (Large Cap)
  • The Best Lawyers in America: 2019 Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year


attorneys around the globe fully dedicated to life sciences corporate partnering & licensing deals

Group contacts
Marya Postner  Partner Palo Alto
Jane Adams  Partner San Diego
Kay Chandler  Partner San Diego
Kate Hillier  Partner Seattle, Palo Alto
Lila Hope  Partner Palo Alto
Robert L. Jones  Partner Palo Alto
Kenneth Krisko  Partner Reston, Boston
Nicola Maguire  Partner London
Geoffrey Spolyar  Partner Boston
Alan W. Tamarelli  Partner New York, Boston
John Wilkinson  Partner London
Charity Williams  Partner San Diego
Christina Zhang  Partner Shanghai
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