Sidley’s Global Life Sciences practice, composed of lawyers who work closely with each other in the United States, Europe and Asia, counsels clients on the full array of issues, including challenges manufacturers face throughout the life cycle of their products. The firm litigates and arbitrates on their behalf around the globe; defends them in criminal and civil government enforcement actions; assists on strategic transactions; and represents their interests in legislative and key regulatory agencies.
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We are multidisciplinary and globally integrated. Our team includes lawyers focused on all key areas of law, including food, drug and medical device regulation, compliance and enforcement, healthcare, products liability, intellectual property, competition, corporate/ transactional, private equity, securities, international trade and arbitrations, privacy and environmental. We are organized to provide seamless advice, spanning jurisdictions and bridging the litigation/regulatory divide.
We know the industry. We have decades of experience representing manufacturers, both large and small, on virtually every facet of their business.
We know the enforcers. Our team includes former senior officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), key U.S. Congressional committees, the European Commission, EU Member States, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.), the Ministry of Healthcare of P.R.C., the Ministry of Commerce of P.R.C. (MOFCOM) and the Japanese Parliament.
We know our adversaries. We have faced opponents of the industry in virtually every forum.
We understand science, from the lab to the clinic. With numerous lawyers with advanced technical degrees and two physicians, we have the capabilities to handle complex scientific and clinical issues.
We are strategic. Our knowledge of both governments and industry allows us to understand – and to help our clients understand – the business implications of changes in the regulatory and enforcement environments.
We are creative. We think beyond the question at hand and provide innovative forward-looking advice to our clients.
We are cost-effective. Our deep base of industry and regulatory knowledge allows us to provide great value to our clients.
We are client-driven. We recognize that every client has different goals.
We have a long track record of success. We are proud of the victories we have helped our clients win in the various forums, from local administrative agencies to appellate courts.