Press Release

LMG Life Sciences Praises Morgan Lewis’s Life Sciences Capabilities

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK, September 29, 2014: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that the firm’s strength in the life sciences industry has been recognized on numerous occasions recently in the Legal Media Group’s LMG Life Sciences 2014 legal guides. Morgan Lewis was one of only ten firms in North America named a Life Cycle firm, a special designation for the firms that assist at the highest level in all major legal areas affecting the life sciences industry.

The annual LMG Life Sciences legal guides profile the top lawyers and law firms in the life sciences industry. Research for the guide is based on nearly 1000 interviews and surveys completed by clients and leading lawyers active in the industry, in addition to the available public information. In the North American Market, Morgan Lewis received the following recommendations:

Highly Recommended – North America

  • Government Investigation
  • Antitrust
  • Corporate
  • Licensing & Collaboration

Recommended – North America

  • FDA – Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Patent Prosecution
  • General Patent Litigation
  • Mega-mergers

In addition, the LMG Life Sciences Europe 2014 edition ranked the firm Recommended in Germany for Corporate & Commercial; Norway for Parallel Import; Russia for Corporate & Commercial and Regulatory; and the U.K. for Corporate & Commercial and Regulatory.

Twenty-one partners in North America and Europe were also named Life Sciences Stars in all of four practice areas that LMG uses to classify law firms active in the life sciences industry. The partners named in 2014 were:


  • M. Elizabeth Bierman
  • Stephen Paul Mahinka
  • Andrew Ruskin
  • Kathleen Sanzo
  • Donna Lee Yesner
  • Gary L. Yingling

Intellectual Property

  • Michael F. Clayton
  • Jeffry S. Mann

Financial & Transactional

  • Amy B. Comer (LMG Europe)
  • David G. Glazer
  • Steven A. Navarro
  • Fahd M.T. Riaz
  • Mark B. Stein
  • Randall B. Sunberg
  • Brian L. Zimbler (LMG Europe)

Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement

  • John C. Dodds
  • Stephen Paul Mahinka
  • Kathleen McDermott
  • Scott A. Memmott
  • Steven A. Reed
  • Eric W. Sitarchuk
  • Howard J. Young

Kathleen Sanzo, the leader of Morgan Lewis’s FDA Practice, was also named “U.S. Regulatory Attorney of the Year” at the second annual LMG Life Sciences Awards on September 17. The LMG Life Sciences Awards recognize exceptional lawyers and law firms for their work throughout the life sciences industry in the regulatory, transactional, litigation, and intellectual property areas.