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Sidley Adds Life Sciences Licensing Partner Tom Duley in San Francisco

By on October 17, 2018 in Announcements

Sidley Austin LLP announced that Tom Duley has joined the firm as a partner in its global Life Sciences practice. Duley has experience advising international and domestic clients in the life sciences sector on multifaceted strategic partnering and commercial transactions, the firm said in a release.

In addition to his experience serving clients as a partner in a multinational law firm, earlier in his career, Duley served as senior in-house corporate counsel at PDL BioPharma. Duley’s experience also includes cross-border transactions, including working with clients to develop and commercialize products in China. He advises on intellectual property licenses, sponsored research agreements, co-promotion and material transfer agreements, as well as litigation settlements, M&A and capital markets transactions.

“Tom’s addition is confirmation of Sidley’s ongoing commitment to delivering the full spectrum of services to clients in the life sciences space,” said Sharon Flanagan, partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Tom’s arrival strengthens the Northern California, Asia and European teams working in this dynamic area, and his experience as a strategist and legal adviser to companies throughout the corporate life cycle significantly expands both our regional and global life sciences capabilities.”

Earlier this year, Duley was named “Licensing & Collaboration Attorney of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences. The LMG Life Sciences Awards recognize top legal professionals operating in the life sciences market.