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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Life Sciences

Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2009 review of national legal talent in the area of "Life Sciences," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Nationwide Ranking: Tier 3

This national powerhouse represents a range of clients, from the world's largest pharmaceutical groups to biotech companies in the development stage, in addition to private equity and venture capital investors. It is best known for its impressive litigation work, where highlights include acting for Amgen on securing summary judgment of noninfringement in a suit against ARIAD Pharmaceuticals. The transactional side of the practice is also widely commended. Clients are impressed with the team for "reaching out and informing us on both the current issues and anything coming around the corner." Peter Armenio has an "impressive work ethic and track record of winning." He represented medical device maker Boston Scientific in a WIPO arbitration. Both he and Gerald Flattmann are based in the firm's New York office, but work closely with colleagues across the state in contentious matters. Flattmann played a pivotal role in the Amgen case and has "outstanding knowledge" of the sector.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 —