Press Release

Morgan Lewis Life Sciences Capabilities Recognized in 2015 LMG Life Sciences Guides

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW YORK, October 15, 2015: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce the firm has again been recognized in Legal Media Group’s annual LMG Life Sciences legal guides. Morgan Lewis was named “Life Cycle Firm of the Year,” a special designation given to the firm that assists at the highest level in all major legal areas affecting the life sciences industry. In addition, the firm received several recommendations in both the firm and individual categories in the recently published 2015 United States and Europe guides.

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

Highly Recommended

  • Corporate
  • Licensing & Collaboration
  • Government Investigation/Fraud & Abuse
  • Antitrust


  • FDA Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare: Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Patent Prosecution
  • General Patent Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

In addition, the LMG Life Sciences Europe Guide 2015 ranked the firm “recommended” in:

  • France: Corporate & Commercial
  • Germany: Corporate & Commercial
  • Russia: Regulatory
  • Russia: Corporate & Commercial
  • United Kingdom: Regulatory
  • United Kingdom: Corporate & Commercial

Twenty three lawyers in the US and Europe guides were also named Life Sciences Stars in their respective disciplines. The partners named in 2015 were:

  • FDA partners Elizabeth Bierman, Stephen Paul Mahinka, Kathleen Sanzo and Donna Lee Yesner, and senior counsel Gary Yingling
  • Litigation partners Andrew Ruskin, John Dodds, Kathleen McDermott, Scott Memmott, Steven Reed, Eric Sitarchuk, and Howard Young
  • Corporate & Business Transactions partners David Glazer, Alan Leeds, Steven Navarro, Mark Stein, Randall Sunberg, and Brian Zimbler and Amy Comer in LMG Europe
  • Intellectual Property partners Rich de Bodo, Steven Frank, and Jeffry Mann

At the third annual LMG Life Sciences Awards on September 16, Morgan Lewis was also recognized as a finalist for “Regulatory Firm of the Year” and “Government Investigations Firm of the Year.” In the individual categories, FDA partner Stephen Paul Mahinka and Litigation partner Eric Sitarchuk were named finalists for “Regulatory Attorney of the Year” and “Government Investigations Attorney of the Year,” respectively.