Where Law and Science Connect ®
The diversity in our experience and technical training in areas of critical importance to life sciences companies distinguishes Alston & Bird from other law firms. Our life sciences practice includes members who collectively hold more than 30 life sciences degrees in all major fields of biology as well as in chemistry, chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, 13 of which are doctorates. We bring a depth of knowledge and expertise in a variety of fields, including pharmacology, biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, therapeutics and drug delivery, medical devices and nanotechnology, and in other chemical, agricultural and health care science areas. Our life sciences clients range from some of the largest biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the world to cutting-edge startup companies and also include major medical device companies and world-class research universities.
Our life sciences team members include former U.S. Senate majority leader Bob Dole; a former U.S. Senator who chaired the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; a former U.S. Congressman and retired President and CEO of PhRMA; a former U.S. Representative in the House of Representatives; a former CMS administrator and a former senior policy advisor for CMS; a former FDA associate commissioner and a former FDA associate chief counsel; and a former health policy advisor and counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Our team also includes a former associate general counsel for the American Red Cross, a former deputy general counsel and acting general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and a board member of the Southeast BIO Organization.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
The life sciences industry continues to expand exponentially. As science and technology becomes more sophisticated and complex, so do the legal challenges faced by the industry. Alston & Bird is prepared to be the law firm of choice to life sciences industry companies. Alston & Bird is Where Law and Science Connect.®