Hogan Lovells continues growth in Boston adding leading corporate partner Suzanne Filippi to the firm's life sciences group

Boston, 16 September 2019 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells LLP announced that Suzanne Filippi has joined the firm's Boston office as a corporate partner in the Life Sciences and Health Care Industry Group.

Filippi's arrival continues the firm's aggressive expansion in Boston following the additions of partners Kristin Connarn, and Bob Underwood, and senior counsel David Walsh earlier this year. The firm recently moved its Boston office to 125 High Street to support its expanded headcount and future growth.

"I've worked closely with Hogan Lovells lawyers for years and am excited to have the opportunity to play a key role in expanding the firm's preeminent life sciences practice in Boston," said Filippi. "The firm's global presence and deep industry experience offers me the ideal platform to make an impact—helping life sciences companies deliver innovative medical solutions to the patients whose lives depend on them."

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Filippi served as VP, Corporate Counsel Consultant at both Sage Therapeutics and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, and as Senior Securities and M&A Counsel at TripAdvisor. At TripAdvisor, Filippi spearheaded the company's US$9 billion spinoff from Expedia and its subsequent IPO.

"We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne. Her experience with complex corporate and M&A transactions, business acumen, and insight into the strategic objectives of companies in the life sciences industry offers uncommon advantages to our clients," said David Gibbons, Global Head of the Corporate Practice at Hogan Lovells.

Filippi brings to Hogan Lovells deep experience handling general corporate matters and a business-minded approach to clients doing business in a range of industries and at all stages of development. In her life sciences practice, she has advised on global clinical trials, in-licensing/out-licensing and collaboration, R&D, asset portfolio strategy, pharma-covigilance, and general data protection regulation (GDPR) and privacy issues.

"Suzanne's ability to provide comprehensive corporate and transactional guidance for life sciences businesses, and her genuine commitment to their 'Patient First' mission, make her a perfect fit for our team," said Asher Rubin, Global Head of the Life Sciences and Health Care Industry Group at Hogan Lovells.

Bill Lovett, Office Managing Partner of the Hogan Lovells Boston office, added: "With her experience providing creative, sophisticated, and practical advice on a wide range of high-profile transactions, Suzanne will be a key player in helping us to continue to build our corporate and transactional practice in Boston."

Filippi earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2002, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers University in 1999.

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