"The group is best known in two areas: the life sciences arena, where the firm is considered one of the best in the country, and for its regulatory expertise, which is integrated with its transactional capability."
"This practice spans the corporate and private equity spheres, and stands out for its focus on the life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, where it represents a range of major clients."
— Chambers USA (2010)
“Their in-depth knowledge is impressive.”
“They have the ability to help clients bolster their presence in the market.”
— Chambers Asia (2011)
"The team has unparalleled expertise in the industry – they understand the science and underlying policy issues, and are great at picking up trends."
— Chambers UK (2011)
Covington’s life sciences practice integrates the firm’s extensive transactional, regulatory, litigation and intellectual property expertise to provide seamless, integrated advice to meet the specialized needs of life sciences companies around the world. Our clients include most of the major innovator pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world today, many mid-size and emerging biotechnology, animal health, drug discovery and medical device companies, trade associations for the industry, research institutions and investors in the life sciences sector.
We have one of the world’s leading transactional and corporate law practices in the life sciences industry, supported by leading specialists in related fields, including regulatory, intellectual property and antitrust. Our transactional lawyers work exclusively on M&A, collaborations and other strategic transactions and commercial arrangements in the life sciences sector.
Our dedicated, multidisciplinary, industry-focused approach allows Covington to offer a level of insight into life sciences transactions that we believe is unique. We know the key players and are keenly aware of the commercial, regulatory, IP, competition, and other business issues that shape the industry. We draw on our cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to help our clients accomplish their immediate needs and better achieve their long-term strategic goals in a cost efficient manner.