LMG Life Sciences Awards

LMG Life Sciences produces one of the most respected awards programs for life sciences practitioners and firms in the United States, Canada and Europe. Awardees are determined through a rigorous research process that aims to survey excellent legal service over a 12-month period.

Covered in the award categories are four key practice areas recognized by LMG Life Sciences, which include: regulatory, intellectual property, financial & corporate, and non-IP litigation & enforcement.

In addition to several firm and individual award categories, many special awards are announced each year to highlight Hall of Fame honors, in-house teams and Impact Cases and Deals of the Year.

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2021 Americas award winners announced!

The award winners for the ninth annual LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards are now offically live, following an in-person awards dinner at the Essex House in New York on Sept. 22. The below winners include multiple individual, firm and in-house team categories, as well as special awards such as Impact Cases and Deals.

This year, the careers of five exceptional attorneys were recognized through their induction into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame. We'd like to give a special congratulations to Dimitrios Drivas, Eldora Ellison, Eileen McMahon, Saul Morgenstern and Paul Radensky for the honors.

We are pleased to return to hosting our awards program as in-person event, taking place in its previous location in Midtown New York. Last year’s awards moved to an online web presentation due to safety concerns during the pandemic, and with return to the awards dinner format, we were excited to provide the chance for industry professionals to gather and connect.

The award categories cover the four main practice areas surveyed by the LMG Life Sciences research team, including regulatory, financial & corporate, intellectual property and litigation. The award results are determined through a rigorous research process involving in-depth firm submissions, practitioner interviews, client feedback and independent research. Visit our methodology page for more details.

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Congratulations to all firm and individual winners this year.

 

 

Life Cycle

 

Life Cycle Firm of the Year – Canada

McCarthy Tétrault

 

Life Cycle Firm of the Year – United States

Arnold & Porter

 

 

2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Dimitrios Drivas

White & Case

 

Eldora Ellison

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

 

Eileen McMahon

Torys

 

Saul Morgenstern

Arnold & Porter

 

Paul Radensky

McDermott Will & Emery

 

 

Financial & Corporate

Corporate Attorney of the Year

Peter Handrinos, Latham & Watkins

 

Licensing & Collaboration Attorney of the Year

Hannah Freeman, Ropes & Gray

 

M&A Attorney of the Year

Graham Robinson, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

 

Venture Capital Attorney of the Year

Matthew Rossiter, Fenwick & West

 

Corporate Firm of the Year

Cooley

 

Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year

Ropes & Gray

 

M&A Firm of the Year

Latham & Watkins

 

Venture Capital Firm of the Year

Latham & Watkins

 

US Rising Star – Financial & Corporate

Adriana Tibbitts, Sidley Austin

 

Firm to Watch – Financial & Corporate

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

 

Financial & Corporate In-House Team of the Year

Biogen

 

 

Regulatory

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Pharmaceutical

Daniel Kracov, Arnold & Porter

 

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Medical Device

Gregory Levine, Ropes & Gray

 

Regulatory Attorney of the Year: Pricing & Reimbursement

Meena Datta, Sidley Austin

 

US Rising Star – Regulatory

Jacqueline Berman, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

 

Regulatory Firm to Watch

Debevoise & Plimpton

 

Regulatory Firm of the Year

Arnold & Porter

 

 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Boutique Firm of the Year

Fish & Richardson

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Branded

Jane Love, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Branded

Williams & Connolly

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Generic

JC Rozendaal, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

 

Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Generic

Perkins Coie

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – California

Wayne Barsky, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – DC Metro

Amy Wigmore, WilmerHale

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – Midwest

Michael Abernathy, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England

Donald Ware, Foley Hoag

 

General Patent Litigator of the Year – New York

Jim Badke, Sidley Austin

 

General Patent Litigation Firm of the Year

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – California

Lorna Tanner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – DC Metro

Deborah Sterling, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Massachusetts

Jane Remillard, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Midwest

William Boudreaux, Barnes & Thornburg

 

Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – New York

Carl Morales, Dechert

 

Patent Strategy Firm of the Year

Choate Hall & Stewart

 

Post-Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year

Ching-Lee Fukuda, Sidley Austin

 

Appellate Litigator of the Year – Intellectual Property

Mark Perry, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

US Rising Star – Intellectual Property

Vanessa Yen, King & Spalding

 

Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year

Sidley Austin

 

Intellectual Property Firm to Watch

Barnes & Thornburg

 

Firm of the Year – Intellectual Property

Arnold & Porter

 

In-House Team of the Year – Intellectual Property

Regeneron

 

 

Litigation & Enforcement

 

Product Liability Attorney of the Year

Steve Brody, O'Melveny & Myers

 

Product Liability Firm of the Year

Tucker Ellis

 

Government Investigations Attorney of the Year

Brien O’Connor, Ropes & Gray

 

Government Investigations Firm of the Year

King & Spalding

 

Antitrust Practitioner of the Year

Ian Simmons, O’Melveny & Myers

 

Antitrust Firm of the Year

White & Case

 

 

Canada

 

Canadian Product Liability Attorney of the Year

Peter Pliszka, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

 

Canadian Product Liability Firm of the Year

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Canadian Patent Litigator of the Year

Kristin Wall, Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Canadian Patent Litigation Firm of the Year

McCarthy Tétrault

 

Canadian Patent Strategy Practitioner of the Year

Lisa Melanson, McCarthy Tétrault

 

Canadian Patent Strategy Firm of the Year

Smart & Biggar

 

Canadian Regulatory Attorney of the Year

Mathieu Gagné, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

 

Canadian Financial & Corporate Attorney of the Year

Cheryl Reicin, Torys

 

Canadian Financial & Corporate Firm of the Year

McCarthy Tétrault

 

Canadian Rising Star

Jordan Scopa, Goodmans

 

Canadian In-House Team of the Year

Apotex

 

 

Impact Deals of the Year

 

Canada

AbCellera Biologics US$555 million IPO

Kardium Inc US$115 million financing round

Medicago and GlaxoSmithKline collaboration to develop Covid-19 vaccine candidate

 

United States

AstraZeneca’s $39 billion acquisition of Alexion

AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo $6 billion joint development agreement

Centessa Pharmaceuticals $330 million IPO

Eli Lilly’s $2.65 billion collaboration agreement with Precision BioSciences

Gilead’s $21 billion acquisition of Immunomedics

Merck and Gilead Collaboration on HIV treatment

Neurocrine Biosciences and Takeda $2 billion collaboration

Sana Biotechnology $588 million IPO

 

 

Impact Cases of the Year

 

Canada (Patent)

Allergan v Sandoz (2020 FC 1189)

Eli Lilly v Mylan (2020 FC 816)

Natco Pharma v Minister of Health and Gilead Sciences (2020 FC 788)

 

United States (Hatch-Waxman)

AstraZeneca et al v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals et al (ND of W. Va.)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals v. Accord Healthcare (Dist. of Del.)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Fed Cir 2020)

 

United States (Patent)

Amgen v. Sanofi (Fed Cir 2021)

Baxalta v. Genentech (Fed Cir 2020)

C R Bard v. AngioDynamics (Fed Cir 2020)

Hologic v. Minerva (US Supreme Ct 2021)

United States v. Arthrex (US Supreme Ct 2021)

Vectura Limited v. GlaxoSmithKline (Fed Cir 2020)

 

United States (Non-IP Litigation)

In re Suboxone Antitrust Litigation (3rd Circuit)

Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. (CA Supreme Ct)

Mentor Worldwide product liability litigations (9th Circuit)

 

 

 

About the awards

 

Europe

Launched in 2020, the LMG Life Sciences Europe Awards is the latest effort to capture one of the most dynamic life sciences markets. For more information about the research and methodology, visit here.

A full list of the 2021 winners for Europe can be found here.

North America

Research is currently under way for the 2021 awards program covering the United States and Canada. Shortlists are announced in July, with results set for a September release.