Lina Gugucheva is a corporate associate resident in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Gugucheva focuses on strategic licensing, collaboration and other intellectual property arrangements for the firm’s life sciences, healthcare and technology clients -- a practice in which she leverages her background in molecular biology as well as her lifetime passion for science. In addition, Ms. Gugucheva regularly advises on the corporate, IP, commercial and regulatory aspects of various other business transactions including venture capital financings, strategic investments and M&A deals. She also maintains an active pro bono practice advising non-profit clients pursuing technology, arts and entrepreneurship causes, and is a regular contributor to the Covington eHealth blog.
Prior to joining Covington, Ms. Gugucheva assisted the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues under the Obama administration with its work on evolving standards for international clinical research and genetic and neurological privacy. She has also been involved in various policy initiatives focused on modernizing the regulatory and legal frameworks governing emerging genetics technologies.