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Judith Hasko

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Judith A. Hasko is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' Silicon Valley office and the global Chair of the Life Sciences Licensing Group. Ms. Hasko's practice focuses on representing companies developing biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic products, and investors in such companies, in a wide range of technology-based commercial transactions.

Career

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United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

At Latham & Watkins LLP, the department has considerable expertise handling both domestic and international matters for high-profile clients. In Washington DC, regulatory expert John Manthei has been leading advice to Pacira Pharmaceuticals on various issues arising from a warning letter issued by the FDA in 2014, including Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations. Also in Washington DC, Michael Morin and David Frazier have been representing AbbVie in a number of suits brought against Gilead Sciences regarding allegations of infringement. On the M&A side, Silicon Valley-based Alan Mendelson led advice to Rapidscan Pharma Solutions on its sale to GE Medical Systems. The department includes Mark Roeder and Josh Dubofsky in Silicon Valley; Charles Ruck and R Scott Shean in Orange County; and Daniel Brown in New York. Judith Hasko and Alice Fisher in Silicon Valley are also recommended, as is Boston-based Peter Handrinos. Casey Dwyer is now at AbbVie.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Latham & Watkins LLP excels in matters on the intersection between the life sciences and technology sectors and demonstrates strong experience in cross-licencing work and joint development agreements, but also in transactional mandates, including due diligence and other licencing aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Life sciences licensing chair Judith Hasko in Silicon Valley is the main contact, with key support coming from Christopher Hazuka, also in Silicon Valley, and San Diego’s Steven Chinowsky. The team advised Allergan on a collaboration agreement with Editas Medicine regarding gene editing therapies for ocular diseases, and assisted a major pharmaceutical player with its strategic alliance with a foreign start-up regarding population genomics research. Guardant Health, Arista Networks and Roxane Laboratories also feature on the client list.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘consistently excellent’ and ‘valuable’ group specializes in technology transactions. Judith Hasko, who chairs the life sciences licensing team, advised CytomX Therapuetics on a strategic collaboration with Amgen valued at over $1.5bn. Technology transactions chair Anthony Klein, capital markets partner Anthony Richmond, M&A partner Josh Dubofsky and New York-based Graeme Smyth assisted American Airlines with an equity investment in China Southern Airlines. In Boston, Sarah Gagan was engaged by Measure on a strategic agreement with AES Corporation. The group includes Tad Freese, as well as New York-based of counsel Alan Tamarelli, who joined from Merck, and Ghaith Mahmood, who was promoted to counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Clients also recommend associate Arielle Singh. Attorneys are based in Silicon Valley unless otherwise stated.

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