Boston Bar | Life Sciences Conference

Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00am – 1:30pm

Location
Cyberspace | Via Zoom

Conference Archive
Boston’s Premier Legal Life Sciences Conference
Connecting Lawyers & Industry

Home to a vast array of big-pharma companies, biotech startups, top research institutions, and venture capital firms and funds, Boston remains a top hub for life sciences growth and innovation. On April 29th, the BBA Life Sciences Conference will provide a unique educational opportunity for life sciences attorneys to connect virtually for valuable insights and guidance on lessons learned from the pandemic, remote workforce issues for life sciences companies, deal making and financing trends, and more.

Live Panels

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Deal-Making During COVID

  • Moderator: Hannah Freeman – Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Amanda Austin – Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • David Brower – Vice President & Head of Business Development, Accent Therapeutics
  • Andrew Cohen – Vice President & Head Counsel, R&D Legal, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • Amanda Littell-Clark – Senior Corporate Counsel, Business Transactions, Pfizer
  • Wendell Taylor – Chief Corporation Counsel, Biogen
  • Joe Zenkus – Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Sarepta Therapeutics

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Impacts of a Remote Workforce on Life Sciences Companies

  • Moderator: Brian Adams – General Counsel, Relay Therapeutics
  • Debbie Durso-Bumpus – Chief People Officer, Blueprint Medicines
  • Kellie M. Herrick – Tax Senior Manager, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Andrew Matzkin – Member, Mintz
  • Juliette Reiter – Executive Managing Director, NEWMARK

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Diversity on Boards & ESG Investing

Life Sciences IP Litigation Update

Program Note: This program is live-only

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Trends in Financing – Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

  • Moderator: Michael Patrone – Partner, Goodwin Procter – New York Office
  • Michelle Doig – Partner, Head of Corporate Development, Omega Funds
  • Doretta Mistras – Managing Director – Global Investment Banking, Healthcare, Citigroup

Program Note: This program is live-only

Cross-Border Clinical Data Transfers from Europe and China

  • Moderator: Scott Samuels – SVP & General Counsel, BeiGene
  • John Balzano – Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Sara Berkson – Chief Privacy Officer and Head Privacy Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Justin Pine – Senior Director, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Kristof Van Quathem – Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

PROGRAM NOTE

One of our breakout sessions will not be recorded – please join us live for:

Life Sciences IP Litigation Update

On-Demand Sessions

Provided by our conference sponsors.

On-Demand
Provided by JAMS

Presented by JAMS: Best Practices for Resolving Disputes in Life Sciences 

On-Demand
Provided by Ropes & Gray LLP

Presented by Ropes & Gray: From the Boardroom: An Industry Insider’s Latest View of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry in a Post-COVID World

On-Demand
Provided by Suffolk University Law School

Presented by: Suffolk University Law School and Suffolk University Sawyer School of Business Careers in Life Sciences: Through COVID and Beyond 

Brian Adams

Brian Adams
General Counsel
Relay Therapeutics

Chris Bellon

Christine Bellon, Ph.D., J.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Beam Therapeutics

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Hannah Freeman
Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP

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Sarah Hogan
Partner
WilmerHale

Scott Samuels

Scott Samuels
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel
BeiGene

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Sarah Solomon
Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP

PRICING

BOSTON BAR MEMBERS

  • Boston Bar Members: $225
  • Government/Legal Services Members: $175
  • In-House Members: $225

NON-MEMBERS

  • Standard Non-Member: $325
Not a BBA member? Contact us at membership@bostonbar.org to join today.

Discounted group rates available by request. Contact Ashley Young at ayoung@bostonbar.org for more information.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Virtual Life Sciences Conference, please contact Maggie DeMoura at mdemoura@bostonbar.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR TOP LEVEL SPONSORS
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
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Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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