Sidley's San Francisco office managing partner Sharon Flanagan was named to the Daily Journal's 2021 “Top 100 Lawyers in California” list, which recognizes lawyers whose legal work changed the law, an industry, or society in the last year.
Citing her leadership at Sidley, her mentoring of young lawyers, and her noteworthy representations, the Daily Journal commended Sharon as a “role model” for women lawyers.
Sharon regularly represents Swiss-based global pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche as well as its subsidiaries Genentech and Roche Molecular Systems and portfolio company Foundation Medicine, in their U.S. acquisitions. Earlier this year, she counseled Roche in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of molecular diagnostic company GenMark Diagnostics in an all-cash transaction. GenMark was one of the first companies to receive Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for its COVID-19 test. She also represented Roche in its 2020 acquisition of Stratos, an early-stage gene sequencing technology company. Sharon has more than 20 years of experience representing companies in a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions, securities offerings, and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the life sciences/healthcare and technology industries. She serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Executive Committee, and the Global Life Sciences Leadership Council.