October 11, 2012 Articles

Legal Life Sciences Tips and Trends

Health care reform, court decisions, and shifts in the industry have created a new climate for life sciences companies, which will need a wide range of tools to address this new environment.

By Lauren Silvis and Sara Beardsley

Counselors to life sciences companies in the United States must account for significant legal, political, and economic developments that are transforming the operations of their clients. These changes present risks and opportunities that will affect the legal advice that life sciences companies depend on to succeed. Internal policies, corporate relationships, and legal strategies must be measured against the emerging regulatory and enforcement landscape. We set forth short-term recommendations and longer-term considerations below for legal advisers to life sciences companies.

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