Henry (Hank) M. Watsky | Northern Virginia | Hogan Lovells

Henry (Hank) M. Watsky

Counsel Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Watsky Henry

Henry (Hank) M. Watsky
Watsky Henry
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Hank Watsky works closely with businesses to help them monetize and protect their most valuable intellectual property and technology in a commercial context.

Hank advises clients on a variety of tech-heavy commercial arrangements and IP transactions in industries such as telecommunications, cloud computing, life sciences, media, and manufacturing. He has significant experience drafting and negotiating contracts covering all stages of the supply chain as well as complex licensing, distribution, and development agreements. He also advises clients on the intellectual property aspects of joint ventures, strategic alliances, and M&A transactions.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Hank served as a member of the Virginia Law & Business Review while attending the University of Virginia.

Representative experience

Representing Incyte Corp. in its license and collaboration agreement with MacroGenics relating to an anti-PD-1 antibody.
Advising a private equity fund in its acquisition of multiple synthetic royalty streams.
Advising Kite, a Gilead company, on aspects of an up to US$3bn deal to access Sangamo Therapeutics' zinc finger nuclease technology.
Ongoing representation of Charter Communications in connection with a variety of commercial agreements.
Ongoing representation of the College Football Playoff in connection with various commercial agreements.
Advising Allergan on aspects of its US$40.5bn generics divestiture to Teva Pharmaceuticals.


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2015
  • B.S., James Madison University, 2011
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Virginia