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Clinical Trials

Our clinical trials team helps clients bring new drugs, biotechnology products, and medical devices to market.

We handle the most challenging clinical research issues. We have resources to quickly and efficiently advise on global clinical studies, and we assist clients to structure and negotiate clinical agreements among physicians, medical centers, contract research organizations, and government bodies. 

Our cross-disciplinary approach, our deep bench in virtually every discipline, and our knowledge of U.S., European, and Asian governments enable us to support clinical research globally and achieve the long-term objectives of clinical trials.

Representative experience

Assisting biotech and pharma companies in evaluating and addressing significant data integrity and GCP compliance concerns raised in their clinical trials.

Assisting a leading European biotech company on the roll-out of a Phase III clinical trial throughout 21 countries.

Working with numerous pharma and biotechnology clients to prepare and negotiate domestic and international clinical trial agreements and other sponsored research agreements.

Advising numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients on protecting their IP rights and managing their exposure to liability.

Assisting numerous companies in understanding the ClinicalTrial.gov disclosure requirements under the 2016 final federal regulations.

Advising a U.S. company on new statutory requirements for holding clinical trials in Russia, including arrangements with the investigator and mandatory insurance of patients.

Assisting in a complex dispute relevant to interlocutory remedies sought by the claimant to obtain late enrollment in a pending clinical trial.

Advising a university on terminating an investigational new drug application over the objection of an employee / principal investigator.

Regularly counseling companies on their financial arrangements with investigators and related disclosure obligations to FDA pursuant to the FDA financial disclosure regulations.

Representing a leading research university in connection with a voluntary disclosure of irregularities in reimbursement of research patient care costs under NIH grants.

Representing a global pharmaceutical company on several claims arising out of clinical trials in China.

Coordinating defense of a manufacturer of implantable class III medical devices against alleged liability in clinical trials after a voluntary worldwide product withdrawal.

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