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Sarah Griffiths
Sarah C. Griffiths
Associate
New York +1 212 841 1013 sgriffiths@cov.com Download V-card

Sarah Griffiths practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on international and domestic capital-raising transactions. Her practice predominantly consists of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, involving issuers in the life sciences and financial services industries. She also regularly advises clients on corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate matters.

  • Seconded to the Corporate Governance and Securities group in the legal department of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, focusing primarily on Securities Exchange Act reporting, corporate governance and federal securities law compliance (2015-2016).
  • Represented the underwriters in the $76.8 million initial public offering of common stock by a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives for treatment of diseases inadequately addressed by existing drugs.
  • Represented the underwriters in a $74 million follow-on public offering of common stock by a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of hereditary angioedema.
  • Represented European telecommunications company Altice S.A. in a $9.1 billion transaction to acquire a controlling stake in Suddenlink, the seventh largest cable operator in the U.S.
  • Represented AstraZeneca in its acquisition of Bristol-Myers Squibb's interests in the companies’ diabetes alliance for an initial consideration of $2.7 billion on completion and up to $1.4 billion in regulatory, launch and sales-related payments.
  • Represented the underwriters in an offering of $500 million of investment-grade notes by a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $50 million initial public offering of Parnell Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd, an Australian-domiciled pharmaceutical company developing and marketing products for companion animals and livestock.
  • Represented Lombard Medical, Inc., a UK-based medical device company focused on endovascular stent-grafts for the repair of aortic aneurysms, in its $55 million US IPO of ordinary shares.
  • OrbiMed Advisors in secured debt and equity investments in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Pro Bono

  • Alliance for the Arts, Inc., an arts education not-for-profit in connection with its corporate dissolution and the transfer of its intellectual property and technology assets.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association