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Mitchell Bloom

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Partner Chair, Life Sciences Practice


Mitchell Bloom is national Chair of Goodwin Procter’s Life Sciences Practice. Mr. Bloom specializes in representing public and private life science companies, as well as venture capital firms and investment banks focused on the life sciences sector, including matters involving biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare information technology.


J.D., 1989 Boston College Law School B.S., 1986 Suffolk University (cum laude)

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

The ‘excellent’ Boston-based group at Goodwin has notable transactional capabilities. Co-head Kingsley Taft advised Warp Drive Bio on the company’s strategic collaboration with Roche valued at $387m. Co-head Mitchell Bloom represented Ablynx in various matters arising from the company’s $200m IPO. Scott Lassman has been acting for Boehringer Ingelheim on various issues arising from a citizen petition filed with the FDA. Other names to note are Richard Hoffman, as well as Hatch-Waxman litigation specialists Daryl Wiesen and David Hashmall. The group was strengthened by the arrivals of Roger Cohen in New York from Proskauer Rose LLP and Catherine McCarthy in Boston from Lando & Anastasi. Seo Salimi and William Collins were promoted to partner in the New York and Boston offices, respectively. Named attorneys are based in Boston unless otherwise stated. In April 2018, Kristopher Brown joined in New York from Dechert LLP.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

Goodwin is an established leader in Boston, but has also achieved considerable success in the Bay Area, where Anthony McCusker, Jonathan Axelrad, Richard Kline and Caine Moss are among the leading names. New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles are also key centers of strength for the practice. The firm earns accolades for its work in the life sciences sector and is a growing force in tech. It advised Qualtrics International, the experience management software company, on its $180m financing led by Insight Venture Partners and Accel Partners. It also represented Cybereason in a $100m investment from SoftBank and advised WePay on its sale to JPMorgan Chase. Boston-based Bill Schnoor and John Egan are co-chairs of the technology practice, while Mitchell Bloom and Kingsley Taft are co-chairs of the life sciences team.

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