In a recent press release Global law firm Hogan Lovells LLP announced that Suzanne Filippi has joined the firm’s Boston office as a corporate partner in the Life Sciences and Health Care Industry Group.
Filippi’s arrival continues the firm’s aggressive expansion in Boston following the additions of partners Kristin Connarn, and Bob Underwood, and senior counsel David Walsh earlier this year. The firm recently moved its Boston office to 125 High Street to support its expanded headcount and future growth.
“I’ve worked closely with Hogan Lovells lawyers for years and am excited to have the opportunity to play a key role in expanding the firm’s preeminent life sciences practice in Boston,” said Filippi. “The firm’s global presence and deep industry experience offers me the ideal platform to make an impact—helping life sciences companies deliver innovative medical solutions to the patients whose lives depend on them.”
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Filippi served as VP, Corporate Counsel Consultant at both Sage Therapeutics and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, and as Senior Securities and M&A Counsel at TripAdvisor. At TripAdvisor, Filippi spearheaded the company’s US$9 billion spinoff from Expedia and its subsequent IPO.
“We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne. Her experience with complex corporate and M&A transactions, business acumen, and insight into the strategic objectives of companies in the life sciences industry offers uncommon advantages to our clients,” said David Gibbons, Global Head of the Corporate Practice at Hogan Lovells.
Filippi brings to Hogan Lovells deep experience handling general corporate matters and a business-minded approach to clients doing business in a range of industries and at all stages of development. In her life sciences practice, she has advised on global clinical trials, in-licensing/out-licensing and collaboration, R&D, asset portfolio strategy, pharma-covigilance, and general data protection regulation (GDPR) and privacy issues.
Richard Zakin, Gary Weiss and everyone at JW Michaels, congratulate Hogan Lovells and Suzanne Filippi on this exciting new chapter.
About Richard Zakin
Richard Zakin leads the partner placement group at JWM, having more than 10 years of experience in the industry placing partners and groups of partners (and even playing the lead role in potential and completed law firm mergers). Before joining the search industry, he practiced as a real estate attorney at Skadden and Morrison & Foerster and as a real estate partner with Bryan Cave and Dorsey. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School (where he also received a Masters in Journalism degree.).
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About Gary Weiss
Gary Weiss is a Director in the Legal Group of JWM and has been in the legal search business for 14 years. Gary focuses on in house placements with a wide variety of asset managers, including private equity finds and hedge funds in addition to placing partners and associates with AmLaw 100 and boutique law firms. He also works with and has placed attorneys with a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies. Gary is a graduate of Rutgers University.
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