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November 17, 2016

LMG Life Sciences Names 11 King & Spalding Lawyers Life Sciences Stars

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 — LMG Life Sciences has named 11 King & Spalding lawyers Life Sciences Stars, and has “highly recommended” the firm for U.S. Food & Drug Administration/medical device regulatory work as well as for life sciences-related white collar/government investigations work.

The publication named Life Sciences Stars in three categories: regulatory, non-IP litigation and enforcement, and finance and transactional, and the following King & Spalding lawyers were included:

  • Andy Bayman (Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement)
  • Mark Brown (Regulatory; Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement)
  • Gina Cavalier (Regulatory; Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement)
  • Fred Degnan (Regulatory)
  • Tom Duley (Finance & Transactional)
  • Mark Jensen (Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement)
  • Chris Markus (Regulatory)
  • Mark Polston (Regulatory)
  • John Shakow (Regulatory)
  • Wick Sollers (Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement)
  • Chilton Varner (Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement)

LMG Life Sciences also recommended King & Spalding for FDA-related pharmaceutical work as well as for product liability life sciences work. The publication noted that the firm “has one of the highest numbers of FDA attorneys who regulate off-label promotions” and “is known by peers for its strength in medical device regulation and for a growing pharmaceuticals practice.” LMG also mentioned that King & Spalding has “exceptional government investigations and product liability practices that one industry rival said make it ‘a go-to litigation firm for industry clients.’”

LMG Life Sciences bases its research on online surveys and interviews with lawyers across the United States. Its researchers also spoke to clients and leading lawyers within the industry and reviewed public information to inform its decisions.

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