Life Sciences

C&W’s Life Sciences Group provides a full range of litigation, transactional and advisory services to pharmaceutical, bio-technology and medical device companies in the United States and abroad. The lawyers in this group have extensive experience in meeting the specialized needs of the life science industry. Our trial team includes lawyers focused on all key areas of the law, including medical device regulation, healthcare, and products liability.

We work closely with our clients to identify and analyze risks associated with regulatory compliance, informed consent, labeling changes, product advertising and post-marketing activities. Being multi-disciplinary and nationally integrated has allowed us to face opponents of the industry throughout the country. Our creative, strategic and cost effective litigation techniques have led to a long track record of success.

Representative Matters:

  • We represented one of the country’s most prestigious medical and educational institutions in clinical trial litigation. The litigation was eventually dismissed following a motion for summary judgment.
  • We tried to a defense verdict one of the nation’s leading cases involving a cosmetic skin laser which allegedly caused personal injury and substantial business loss. Our group utilized some the country’s leading laser and cosmetic surgeons to convince the Court that there was no evidence of product defect. The verdict was recognized as a key victory for companies in the aesthetic laser industry.
  • In recent years, we have handled a diverse range of cases involving medical publications, prosthetics, generic drugs, hip and knee implants, plasma and blood related products and treatments, defibrillators, vision devices, surgical appliances and dietary supplements.
  • We presently serve as national coordinating counsel for a number of companies involved in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and have done so for over a decade.