Healthcare & Life Sciences

Effective Solutions in Healthcare & Life Sciences

Debevoise combines a laser-like focus on client objectives, with deep transactional and litigation experience across a wide range of sectors in the healthcare & life sciences industries.

The Debevoise Healthcare & Life Sciences Group employs a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to address transactional, litigation and intellectual property matters for leading healthcare & life sciences companies and for private equity firms investing in the industry. The team provides integrated, cross practice legal advice with efficient and seamless execution covering all aspects of healthcare & life sciences matters, including corporate and M&A, litigation and compliance, FDA/FTC regulatory, intellectual property, including licensing and collaboration agreements, and cyber security & data privacy. This approach offers clients a “one-stop-shop” for healthcare and life sciences across nearly all subsectors and stages of the industry lifecycle. The practice’s lawyers are knowledgeable about the issues faced by companies operating and investing in the sector, which enables the Group to develop comprehensive and commercial strategies and solutions.

The Group draws from a broad array of practices throughout the firm, leveraging its experience in private equity, M&A, finance, capital markets, restructuring, litigation, government and regulatory investigations, tax, intellectual property and antitrust, among others. It is well versed in the increasingly global issues facing healthcare & life sciences clients and is well positioned to address those issues through the sophisticated capabilities of the firm’s offices around the world.

The team handles significant transactions and regulatory and litigation matters in a wide variety of areas for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, financial sponsors, financial advisors and other key players in the industry. The Group’s transactional work includes mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities offerings, licensing, development and commercialization transactions, while its litigation work spans investigations by U.S. government agencies, “bet-the-company” defense work, compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements and defense of intellectual property rights.