Ms Andrea L C Reid > Dechert LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
BOSTON, MA 02110-2605
United States
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Work Department

Intellectual Property


Andrea L.C. Reid, co-lead of Dechert’s Global Life Sciences Practice, counsels established and start-up clients in all sectors of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries on developing intellectual property issues, policies, patent portfolio management and filing strategies at all phases of the business cycle. Ms. Reid’s ability to develop IP strategies for U.S. and European clients has resulted in more than US$10 billion in acquisition and investor/partner funding. With more than 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, she has extensive experience in all areas of drug discovery through drug development. She draws on this experience when prosecuting patent applications and preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions involving active pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing syntheses and formulations. She regularly represents clients on specialty issues relating to organic chemistry, small molecule pharmaceuticals and polymorph intellectual property.


Boston University, B.S., Chemistry, 1987 University of Massachusetts Lowell, M.S., Chemistry, 1996 Suffolk University Law School, J.D., Intellectual Property, 2006, with distinction

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Dechert LLP packs a punch in the life sciences sector. Headed by Andrea Reid in Boston and Jeffrey Plies in Austin, the practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients, ranging from start-ups all the way to listed multinationals. The team comes highly recommended, with its clear sector focus and its well-rounded practice that also includes high-stakes and complex licensing work as well as disputes brought before the USPTO. It is integrated into the firm’s international life sciences and patent group and is, therefore, well versed in matters with multi-jurisdictional aspects. Pharmaceutical expert and patent attorney Carl Morales is based in the New York office.

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

Dechert LLP is active across all areas of the life sciences market, leveraging a strong corporate team advising on capital markets transactions, M&A and commercialization deals. The team is recognized for its strengths in finance and its experience assisting pharmaceutical companies with fundraising for Covid-19 treatments. Of recent note, the team represented a US-based financial services client in BioNTech’s $325m Series B financing round—one of the single largest private funding rounds for a biotech company in European history. Los Angeles-based Kimberly Branscome and Jay Bhimani joined from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, strengthening the product liability and mass torts practice. Co-chairs Andrea Reid and David Rosenthal are based in Boston and New York, respectively; product liability co-chair Mark Cheffo, patent litigator Katherine Helm and patent prosecutor Carl Morales are contacts in New York.