New York, NY – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the Firm was recognized by Law360 as a 2017 Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year.
In a profile of the firm’s Life Sciences practice, which includes more than 125 lawyers, Law360 noted Paul Hastings’ undefeated track record in life sciences cases at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. This includes 2017 victories on behalf of Acorda Therapeutics, which won four inter partes reviews against Kyle Bass’ Coalition for Affordable Drugs. Led by Gerald Flattmann and Naveen Modi, this was Paul Hastings’ second successful defense against challenges to the patentability of Acorda’s flagship drug Ampyra.
Beyond patent litigation, Life Sciences vice chair Gary Giampetruzzi was highlighted for achieving a civil-only settlement for Galena Biopharma, resolving investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey regarding Galena’s past promotional practices for Abstral, a rapid onset opioid product.
This is the second time the firm has been recognized by Law360 as Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year since 2014, and follows several other accolades for the firm’s Life Sciences practice, including:
- Joseph O’Malley, global co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, was named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.
- LMG Life Sciences recognized the firm with Highly Recommended rankings for General Patent Litigation and Hatch-Waxman Branded Litigation, and selected seven individual lawyers as Life Sciences Stars, including Joseph O’Malley, Bruce Wexler, Gerald Flattmann, Naveen Modi, Eric Dittmann, Chad Peterman, and Gary Giampetruzzi.
- Bruce Wexler, chair of the Life Sciences practice, was named The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Lawyer of the Year: Intellectual Property.
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