O’Melveny Lawyers Selected as LMG Life Science StarsOctober 19, 2015 Contact:
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
WASHINGTON, DC — October 19, 2015 — O’Melveny & Myers LLP partners Steve Brody, Lisa Barons Pensabene, Filko Prugo, and Scott Voelz have been named “Life Science Stars” in the 2015 edition of LMG Life Sciences, an annual legal guide to the leading law firms and lawyers in the life sciences field. LMG Life Sciences identifies the best individual talent in the key practice areas of regulatory, intellectual property, finance and transactional, and non-IP litigation and enforcement. The guide “hopes to present attorneys and firms in a way that speaks to the intricacies of the life sciences legal market in the United States.” Pensabene and Prugo were recognized in the field of intellectual property with the specialties of patent advisory, strategy and management; general patent litigation/protection, and Hatch Waxman litigation. Voelz was recognized for his work in products liability and Brody was highlighted in both products liability and government enforcement/investigations as part of the Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement category.
Brody is an accomplished trial lawyer and works on a wide variety of complex, aggregated litigation, with a primary focus on pharmaceutical, health care, and products liability actions, including State Attorney General investigations and litigation. Brody resides in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC, is Co-Chair of the firmwide Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice, and leads the practice’s Drug and Medical Device subgroup.
As Head of O’Melveny’s Life Science Litigation Practice, Pensabene focuses her practice on high-stakes patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. She has led trial teams in bench and jury trials, argued to the Federal Circuit, and led briefing to the Supreme Court. Pensabene resides in O’Melveny’s New York office.
Residing in our New York office, Prugo is a registered patent attorney and a member of O’Melveny’s Life Sciences Litigation and Intellectual Property and Technology practice groups. Prugo focuses his practice on contested patent matters with a particular emphasis on representing clients in the chemical/pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Recognized for products liability, Voelz represents clients in a variety of areas, including class and mass actions involving product liability claims. He has represented several major pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in high-stakes product liability litigation in federal and state courts. Voelz resides in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Consumer Class Actions and Product Liability/Mass Torts Practices.
The Life Science Stars were chosen by reviewing nearly 1,000 interviews and surveys completed by partners active in the market, as well as public information.
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