Jim Coffey, chair of Polsinelli’s Life Sciences practice, has been appointed to the advisory committee of the Boston Bar Association’s new Life Sciences Industry Group, which launches this fall. He will work closely with the life sciences sector to provide multi-disciplinary education, networking and business development opportunities for lawyers and business leaders.
Coffey is also a member of Polsinelli’s national Corporate and Transactional practice and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, frequently within the life sciences, biotech and health care industries. He has been a longtime member of the Boston Bar Association.
“I look forward to collaborating with other members of the BBA’s new Life Sciences Industry Group to develop strategies and uncover opportunities within the Life Sciences sector in our city,” Coffey said. “Polsinelli’s Boston office has a heavy focus on the biotech and life sciences industries, so joining this group will further leverage our firm’s capabilities in this area and showcase the depth and strengths we can provide within Life Sciences.”
The Life Sciences advisory committee will be charged with developing programming and opportunities for the industry group to host. Coffey joins a group of 20 senior-level life sciences attorneys from leading law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory agencies.
This spring, Coffey became the fifth shareholder in Polsinelli’s Boston office. Many of the deals Coffey works on involve the transfer and protection of valuable intellectual property assets. He also assists clients in complex licensing transactions, forming strategic partnerships, negotiating IP collaboration agreements, developing joint ventures and structuring commercially rewarding, client-friendly alliances.
Coffey is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions and is a member of the IAM Patent 1000. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine and is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system.
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