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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Randall Sunberg

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Randall B. Sunberg is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice, vice chair of the firm's Life Sciences Interdisciplinary Group, co-chair of the firm's Life Sciences Transactions Practice, and Managing Partner of the Princeton office. Mr. Sunberg's clients range from early-stage biotechnology start-ups to global pharmaceutical companies, as well as specialty pharma, medical device, diagnostics, and other technology companies. He also advises private equity, venture capital, and investment banking firms focused on the life sciences industry. Mr. Sunberg's background includes a variety of transactions, including negotiating and structuring complex collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate partnering and licensing, and the equity investments that often accompany such transactions. Related matters include: alternative financing arrangements such as royalty monetizations; technical contractual arrangements for drug discovery, development, manufacturing and supply; marketing and co-promotion transactions; and outsourcing in the life sciences industry. He also advises boards of directors and significant shareholders on disclosure issues, corporate communications policies, and fiduciary duty matters. For more information, view Mr. Sunberg’s biography at


Mr. Sunberg has spoken on the subjects of mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and licensing and collaboration transactions in the United States at Allicense, BIO Annual Meetings and LES Annual Meetings, in Canada at BIOMedex, and in China at BIOForum, as well as at other life-sciences-related conferences and as guest lecturer at the Rutgers Business School MBA Biotechnology Commercialization Concentration.


Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section; Listed as Recommended in Life Sciences Commercial and Partnering by PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook (2007/2008); Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006, 2008–2014); Listed, Elite Leading Lawyers List for Healthcare: Life Sciences, Legal 500 United States (2013); Listed as Recommended in Life Sciences Commercial and Partnering, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008; Listed, New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005–2009); Recipient, Philadelphia Business Journal Inaugural Life Sciences Award for Best Consultant (Later Stage) (2010); Listed, Legal Media Group's Life Sciences "Life Sciences Star" – Transactional (2012–2013); Listed, Law360 Healthcare MVP (2012)


New York University School of Law, 1982, J.D.; Yale University, 1977, B.A.

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a ‘smart, focused, and dedicated’ team, which offers ‘invaluable’ help to life sciences clients in regulatory, corporate and M&A, IP, antitrust, tax and labour matters, and in litigation. Randall Sunberg (Princeton), Kathleen Sanzo (Washington DC), Jeffry Mann (San Francisco and Singapore) and Michael Abernathy (Chicago) jointly head the practice. Highlights include advising AstraZeneca in the co-development agreement between its subsidiary Pearl Therapeutics and Avillion, which envisages the advancement of Pearl Therapeutics' product PT027 through a global clinical development program for the treatment of asthma. Merck and 23andMe are other key clients. FDA specialist Michele Buenafe, from the Washington DC office, is ‘a true partner in every sense of the word’. Alan Leeds and  Oren Livne  in Princeton and the ‘very knowledgeableBenjamin Pensak in San Francisco are also recommended. Corporate expert Eric Hwang joined the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices from WilmerHale, while a team of nine patent prosecution and litigation partners joined the Orange County office from McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

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