Emily Leonard is the vice-chair of the firm's Life Sciences Industry Group and a member of the corporate and intellectual property practice groups. She is resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
Ms. Leonard concentrates in transactions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, with an emphasis on complex strategic partnering and collaboration agreements, joint ventures, licensing and other technology transfer arrangements. She also advises clients ranging from early-stage ventures to large public and private companies with respect to the full range of clinical and commercial agreements that span the life cycle of a drug product or medical device, including technology evaluation, sponsored research, clinical study, clinical research organization, professional services, manufacturing and co-promotion agreements. Her early years at the firm also included experience in all facets of civil litigation, including second-chairing a three-week jury trial in which the jury returned a defense verdict for Covington's client in a defamation case, as well as representation of white collar and other defendants in criminal investigations and proceedings.