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Life Sciences

Smart legal solutions that protect our clients' developments and discoveries in life sciences.

The Husch Blackwell law firm advises life sciences companies of all sizes, from startups to large investors, on strategies for developing, protecting and commercializing business assets. Our life sciences attorneys provide smart guidance throughout the life cycle of new developments and discoveries, from business formation and financing through marketing and exit planning.

Clients trust our team, which includes scientists with university and industrial research experience, to understand their unique business needs. Deep industry knowledge informs our counsel on critical  matters as diverse as regulatory compliance; distribution and licensing agreements; litigation; tax planning; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; private and public offerings; risk mitigation; and intellectual property.

News Releases | January 21, 2020
Janelle Carter Anderson Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Anderson brings a diverse background to her practice with service as in-house counsel to a global healthcare and technology education provider as well as a state university.

News Releases | January 13, 2020
Husch Blackwell Lands Two Healthcare Groups in Wisconsin

“That two prominent groups of lawyers from two different firms see the same potential and opportunity at Husch Blackwell speaks volumes about our firm’s commitment to Madison and the larger Wisconsin market,” said Paul Eberle, Husch Blackwell’s Chief Executive.

News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | November 19, 2019
Kirstin Salzman Recognized by Ingram's as Top Rainmaker

Salzman is recognized on this list of "top-performing female lawyers" in the Kansas City area.

News Releases | October 1, 2019
Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Edition Recognizes 33 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

Media Mentions | September 6, 2019
Law360: Lone Star Laterals
News Releases | September 5, 2019
Jody Rudman Joins Husch Blackwell's Austin Office
News Releases | July 29, 2019
Tyler Hibler Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Hibler, a litigator, has significant experience representing companies and individuals in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Media Mentions | June 26, 2019
Wisconsin Law Journal: WLJ honors its 2019 Women in the Law

Wendy Arends was one of 22 outstanding women attorneys honored at the 16th annual Women in the Law event June 20 sponsored by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

News Releases | February 28, 2019
Seth Mailhot Joins Husch Blackwell's Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA Offices

Seth Mailhot, who has over 20 years of experience with all aspects of FDA regulation, brings to Husch Blackwell a practice that is broad in scope.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | November 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Mourns the Passing of Virginia Fry

Husch Blackwell mourns the passing of long-time partner and Executive Board member Virginia Fry.

Media Mentions | October 23, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Honorees: Tanya M. Maerz

Tanya Maerz is profiled in Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming 2018 special section.

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

Media Mentions | August 21, 2018
Patently O: USPTO China IP Roadshow at the University of Iowa College of Law

David Gerasimow will speak on the panel "Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S." during the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's China Intellectual Property Roadshow on August 28, 2018.

Media Mentions | May 22, 2018
National Public Radio: Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program

Julie Miceli comments on the legal framework whereby grants to teachers are being converted to loans.

Media Mentions | May 7, 2018
Hispanic Executive: Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Maurice Watson talks about the leadership style of Peter Muñiz, VP, Deputy General Counsel, of The Home Depot.

News Releases | May 7, 2018
Watson to Speak at Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute Event

Maurice Watson participates in an upcoming Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute event titled “Strength in Numbers: Celebrating African American Representation in the Law.”

News Releases | May 1, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women's Justice Awards 2018 Litigation Practitioner: Julianne P. Story

Julianne Story is profiled as one of the recipients of the 2018 Women’s Justice Awards from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Media Mentions | April 27, 2018
ABA Health Law Section News: Feature Friday April 27, 2018

The ABA Health Law Section profiles Hal Katz.

News Releases | April 24, 2018
Ingram's: 40 Under Forty Class of 2018

Wakaba Tessier is recognized by Ingram’s among the magazine’s 2018 40 Under Forty Class.

News Releases | April 13, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Pro Bono Efforts Recognized by U.S. District Court, Federal Bar Association

Patrick Coffey and Margaret Heitkamp are recognized for their work representing a plaintiff inmate who was assaulted by another inmate in an Illinois jail.

News Releases | April 6, 2018
Husch Blackwell to Host College Promise Fundraiser

Maurice Watson will moderate a panel on challenges facing students and strategies for supporting them as they prepare for and enter their first two years of higher education.

Media Mentions | March 16, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: 2018 Women's Justice Awards - Julianne Story

Julianne Story receives a Litigation Practitioners award, which honors litigators who have made their careers in the courtroom.

News Releases | February 27, 2018
Husch Blackwell Ranked Fourth Among Top 10 Law Firms in Healthcare

Husch Blackwell's industry focus helps it land at #4 on Corporate Counsel’s list of “Top Ten Law Firms Most Used in Healthcare.”

Media Mentions | February 26, 2018
Corporate Counsel: The Top Ten Law Firms Most Used in Healthcare

Husch Blackwell comes in at #4 on Corporate Counsel’s list, which lauds its industry approach.

Media Mentions | February 15, 2018
Austin Business Journal Profile: How a 'daily reset,' dirt biking help high-powered attorney Lorinda Holloway stay grounded (log-in required)

Lorinda Holloway shares her journey to becoming Office Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell in Austin, with advice for women and LGBTQ entrepreneurs.

News Releases | January 30, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Higher Ed Practice to Add Three Partners in Chicago

Husch Blackwell boosts its Higher Education practice group, one of the largest in the country.

News Releases | January 25, 2018
Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Coffey, Hayes, Manzo, White, Dlugosz, and Wezowski land on Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Media Mentions | January 22, 2018
Law360: Express Scripts Beats Pharmacy's Antitrust Suit (log-in required)

A Missouri federal judge ended a suit claiming that Express Scripts Inc. illegally kicked a pharmacy out of its network.

Media Mentions | December 18, 2017
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Missouri Lawyer Awards 2018
News Releases | December 4, 2017
Husch Blackwell Elects 18 to Partnership
Media Mentions | November 2, 2017
The American Lawyer: It's Lonely at the Top for Big Law's Few Black Leaders (log-in required)

Maurice Watson talks about the support he received in his hometown of Kansas City as he rose through the ranks of law firm leadership.

News Releases | November 1, 2017
BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Recognizes Husch Blackwell with Eight National Tier 1 Rankings in 2018 "Best Law Firms"

Husch Blackwell received recognition as a National Tier 1 firm in eight practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today.

Media Mentions | October 27, 2017
Kansas City Business Journal 2017 "Best of the Bar" Lists Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has three attorneys on the Kansas City Business Journal 2017 "Best of the Bar."

Media Mentions | October 18, 2017
Ingram's: The 2017 Ingram's 250

Jeff Simon and Maurice Watson are profiled in the 2017 edition of the Ingram's 250, a compendium of Kansas City's 250 most influential executives.

Media Mentions | October 2, 2017
Houston Chronicle: University of St. Thomas faces federal fines for underreporting crime

Reporting procedures can get complicated, and universities often have questions on what specifically is defined as part of their campus, said Hayley Hanson.

Media Mentions | September 29, 2017
Politico Morning Education: Closing in on Clery Deadline

Hayley Hanson and Anne Cartwright's Inside Higher Ed blog post is noted by Politico's daily overview of education policy news.

News Releases | September 15, 2017
The State News: MSU Chooses Firm for Title IX Review
News Releases | August 15, 2017
Husch Blackwell Places 156 Lawyers in 2018 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 156 Husch Blackwell lawyers in its 2018 directory, breaking the firm’s old record of 151 set last year. The firm also has 10 attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year” and 15 lawyers who have made the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | June 28, 2017
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Attorneys selected for Leadership Springfield

Ashley Norgard has been chosen for the 33rd class of Leadership Springfield.

News Releases | April 28, 2017
Hanson and Norgard Honored at Missouri Lawyer's Weekly 19th Annual Women's Justice Awards

Hayley Hanson and Ashley Norgard receive 2017 Women's Justice Awards from Missouri Lawyers Media.

Media Mentions | April 27, 2017
Ingrams "40 Under Forty" 2017: Derek Teeter

Derek Teeter was named to the Ingram's 40 Under Forty list for 2017.

Testimonial Tina Guilder, CEO, Virtus Pharmaceuticals

“The Husch Blackwell attorneys were fierce and tireless advocates for Virtus. In the face of aggressive actions by our competitors and FDA regulators, they developed and executed a legal plan that protected an important market for us. They have my gratitude and highest recommendation.”

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