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Chemical and Life Sciences

Chemical and Life Sciences


We provide more than cost-effective and timely business counsel to our chemical and life-science clients; we offer insight into the challenges and opportunities presented by the industry so that our clients are better equipped to deal with them. As a reflection of our industry commitment, our lawyers serve in many high-profile local and regional positions of leadership. By focusing on both industry experience and leadership, we deliver a value proposition that is unique in its quality of legal advice and business judgment.

Our focus includes those companies and research institutions engaged in the fields of:

  • Agricultural Biotechnology, including pesticides
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Clinical Research
  • Drug Discovery and Delivery
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Polymer Chemistry

Our multidisciplinary team works together to address the many facets of regulatory and administrative challenges facing chemical and life science companies in an ever-evolving marketplace. Our attorneys include:

  • Business lawyers who construct and provide counsel for inter- and intra-industry transactions of every level of complexity
  • Litigators who have handled large scale product liability, chemical exposure, medical device and pharmaceutical liability claims
  • Health care attorneys focused upon clinical research, health care regulatory compliance, medical provider defense, and management counseling
  • Intellectual property attorneys experienced in patents, technology transfer and licensing, trade secrets, trademarks, labeling, and advertising claims
  • A labor and employment team that regularly provides human resources counseling, responses to discrimination charges, wage and hour claims, best practices in employee management,  and executive contracts and compensation
  • A logistics team focused on the challenges involved with the safe movement of products and components


(336) 378-5284
(336) 378-5471
Of Counsel
(336) 378-5314
Managing Partner
(336) 378-5256
Partner, Technology Industry Leader
(336) 378-5356
Administrative Partner
(336) 378-5336
Partner, Education Industry Leader
(336) 378-5331
Senior Partner
(404) 962-1040
Partner, Manufacturing Industry Leader
(336) 378-5307
Of Counsel
(336) 378-5270
  • Representation of clients involved in allegations of personal injury or property damage arising from a variety of chemicals or agricultural products (including coordination of Monsanto's PCB litigation nationwide for nearly twenty years)
  • Counsel for thousands of asbestos liability claims for chemical, manufacturing and industrial defendants
  • Defense of toxic exposure personal injury actions
  • Purchase of specialty chemical division of public company by international chemical conglomerate
  • Representation of pharmaceutical companies in cases involving prescription and nonprescription drugs and over-the-counter products, including:
    • L-tryptophan
    • Phentermine
    • Oral Contraceptives
    • Prozac, Keflex, Humulin, Oraflex, Accutane, Tylenol, Zomax, Felbatol antiseizure
    • medication), Oxycontin and Fen/Phen
  • Defense of medical device and pharmaceutical liability claims, including roles as regional and multi-state settlement coordination counsel
  • Defense of claims related to medical services including Pap smears, laboratory testing, and blood transfusions
  • Defense of products liability claims against heart valves, heart ports, pacemakers, breast implants, orthopedic bone screws, hip implants and IUDs
  • Counsel for clinical research organizations (CROs) in research and clinical testing settings
  • Numerous acquisitions and sales of medical testing laboratories
  • Representation of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in Superfund cost recovery and contribution claims
  • Intellectual property licensing, protection and contracting
  • Defense of the design, maintenance and operation of engineering systems to safely transport hazardous chemicals
Thought Leadership

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