Press Release

LMG Life Sciences Recognizes Morgan Lewis Among Top Life Sciences Law Firms

Thursday, September 29, 2022

NEW YORK, September 29, 2022: Morgan Lewis has earned 13 practice rankings and 30 individual lawyer recognitions in the 2022 edition of Legal Media Group’s LMG Life Sciences guide. The annual guide honors law firms and lawyers for outstanding work in life sciences across four main practice areas: Financial and Corporate; Intellectual Property; Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement; and Regulatory. Notably, the firm increased its rankings in three additional practice categories and had four more lawyers in this year’s guide.

The Morgan Lewis practice rankings and individual lawyer recognitions are as follows:


Financial and Corporate

  • Corporate
  • Licensing & Collaboration
  • Venture Capital


  • General Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Strategy & Management

Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement

  • Antitrust
  • Product Liability
  • White-Collar/Government Investigations


  • FDA: Medical Device
  • FDA: Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Life Cycle


  • Michael J. Abernathy: Intellectual Property
  • Stephen L. Altieri, Ph.D.: Intellectual Property
  • Louis W. Beardell Jr.: Intellectual Property
  • Jacqueline R. Berman: Regulatory
  • Olga Berson, Ph.D.: Intellectual Property
  • Christopher J. Betti, Ph.D.: Intellectual Property
  • Michele L. Buenafe: Regulatory
  • J. Gordon Cooney Jr.: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • John C. Dodds: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Suzanne Filippi: Financial & Corporate
  • Steven J. Frank: Intellectual Property
  • David G. Glazer: Financial & Corporate
  • Ethel J. Johnson: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Eric Kraeutler: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Alan B. Leeds: Financial & Corporate
  • Jeffry S. Mann, Ph.D.: Intellectual Property
  • Kathleen McDermott: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Scott A. Memmott: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Steven A. Navarro: Financial & Corporate
  • Benjamin H. Pensak: Financial & Corporate
  • William R. Peterson: Intellectual Property
  • Steven A. Reed: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Kathleen M. Sanzo: Regulatory
  • Eric W. Sitarchuk: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Marc Sonnenfeld: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Mark B. Stein: Financial & Corporate
  • Willard K. Tom: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement
  • Julio E. Vega: Financial & Corporate
  • Amanda S. Williamson: Intellectual Property
  • Howard J. Young: Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement

Earlier this month, Morgan Lewis won one firm and two individual categories in the LMG Life Sciences 2022 Americas Awards, including “Patent Impact Cases of the Year” for achieving a significant victory at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Nippon Shinyaku Co. in Nippon Shinyaku v. Sarepta Therapeutics, led by partners Amanda Williamson and William Peterson, and partners Christopher Betti and Dennis Gucciardo were recognized as Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Midwest and US Rising Star – Regulatory, respectively.