Trio of Corporate Life Sciences Partners Join the Hogan Lovells Philadelphia Office

PHILADELPHIA, 11 April 2016 – Hogan Lovells announced today the appointment of three new partners to expand the Philadelphia office. The move reinforces the firm's strategy to deepen its life sciences, capital markets, and M&A capabilities in the United States.Steven Abrams and Rachael Bushey concentrate their practices on life sciences capital markets, M&A, transactional, and corporate governance matters. John Duke brings additional corporate, capital markets, and M&A experience in the consumer products, food and beverage, FinTech, and manufacturing industries."The addition of this group to our corporate practice further strengthens our capabilities in the life sciences and consumer products transactional space, in one of the leading markets for pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, as well as consumer products, food and beverage companies," said David Gibbons, global head of the firm's Corporate Practice Group. "The collaborative nature of these three partners combined with their established individual practices will be a tremendous fit for the regulatory and litigation offerings already in place in our Philadelphia office."Hogan Lovells' Philadelphia office is known for its strength in the life sciences sector, particularly as it relates to regulatory, civil litigation, and white collar investigation issues."Hogan Lovells' strong global platform provides an ideal opportunity for us to better serve our clients in the middle market life sciences sector, while continuing to build our individual practices across a broader scope of industries," said Abrams. "The additional resources, regulatory capabilities, and global reach of the firm increases what we are able to deliver to clients in this rapidly evolving sector."The group joins Hogan Lovells from Pepper Hamilton, where Abrams, Duke, and Bushey served as partners in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, focused in the life sciences and food and beverage sectors. Abrams was the Co-Chair of Pepper's Life Sciences Practice and Co-Chair of Pepper's Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Duke was Co-Chair of Pepper's Food & Beverage Practice and Co-Chair of Pepper's Commercial Department.Duke earned a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.B.A. from Loyola College. Abrams also earned his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School after receiving a B.A. from Rutgers University. Bushey received a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, as well as a B.A. from Lafayette College, and is the former vice president, deputy general counsel, and corporate secretary of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.About Hogan Lovells' Corporate PracticeWith 350 partners and more than 1,000 lawyers worldwide operating in 22 jurisdictions throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States, Hogan Lovells provides exceptional, high-quality trans-Atlantic transactional strength and strong local capability throughout our broad global network and is ideally placed to advise on complex deals in highly regulated sectors, working at the intersection between government and business. We regularly advise on the most significant, complex, and sophisticated global M&A transactions, ranking 5th by volume and value worldwide for full year 2013 (Thomson Reuters).About Hogan LovellsHogan Lovells is a leading global legal practice providing business-oriented legal advice and high-quality service across its exceptional breadth of practices to clients around the world."Hogan Lovells" or the "firm" is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells US LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP. For more information, see SnoddyPublic Relations Manager+1 202 637

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