Boston Bar | Life Sciences Conference

BOSTON'S PREMIER LEGAL LIFE SCIENCES CONFERENCE

CONNECTING LAWYERS & INDUSTRY

The Boston Bar Association is excited to once again host its annual Life Sciences Conference. This is the premier legal conference for Boston-area practitioners and industry experts from law firms, in-house legal departments, academia, and government.

Each year we feature high-level keynote discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and robust networking. Our panelists include general counsel, entrepreneurs and business leaders, investors, regulators, and top lawyers who represent clients from throughout the life sciences sector on IP, transactional, and regulatory matters. Sessions will provide cutting edge industry knowledge and strategies for you to bring to
back to your practice.

You won’t want to miss out on this year’s lineup of panel topics and speakers. Reserve your seat today, space is limited.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30AM – 4:00PM

Boston Marriott Cambridge – 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Agenda

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | KEYNOTE DISCUSSION

New Developments in Drug Pricing and Reimbursement 

Michael Caljouw, Vice President, State Government and Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Pat Cerundolo, Partner, Foley Hoag

Tim Hunt, Senior Vice President, Editas Medicine

Beth Roberts, Hogan Lovells

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION 1

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

Carl A. Kukkonen III, Partner, Jones Day (Moderator)

Deniz Kural, CEO & Founder, Totient

Kevin Lynch, Chief Business Officer, Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Long Phi Le, Director of Computational Pathology, Mass General Hospital

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Licensing Agreements with Universities & Research Institutions

Robert Licht, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart (Moderator)

Nate Kurtis, Director, Strategic Transactions, Broad Institute

Janet Smart, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs, Proteostasis Therapeutics

Robin Walker, Vice President, Head of Legal, Casebia Therapeutics

WHAT’S TRENDING

IP Trends

Catherine McCarty, Partner, Goodwin

Jennifer Zarutskie Sieczkiewicz, Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel,Wave Life Sciences

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 2

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Digital Health Medicine

Sandra Brown, Vice President of Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs, Akili Interactive Labs

Alexis Gilroy

Alexis Gilroy, Partner, Jones Day

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Trends in Capital Raising

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Panel Chair)

Douglas Eby, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Science Corporation

Anthony Walsh, Principal, BioInnovation Capital

Mark Nuttall, Chief Business Officer, Kymera Therapeutics

WHAT’S TRENDING

IP Litigation Trends

Kevin Prussia, Partner, WilmerHale (Moderator)

Eric Marandett, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart

Jeremy Younkin, Partner, Foley Hoag

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | LUNCH

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 3

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Gene Therapy

Susan Langer, Senior Manager, Business Development, Biogen

Manny Simons, Founder & CEO, Akouos

Magdalena Tyrpien, Director, Corporate Strategy, Abeona

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Trends in Biotech Licensing

Marcia Anderegg, Lead Counsel, Shire

David McIntosh, Ropes and Gray

WHAT’S TRENDING

Innovations in Clinical Trial Design

Brian Alexander, President, Chief Executive Officer, Global Coalition for Adaptive Research

Stephen Friend, 4youandme

Farah Gerdes, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 4

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Privacy Developments Within the Life Sciences Industry

Jennifer Couture, Executive Director, Chief Privacy Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Julia Hesse, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart (Moderator)

Susan Wise, Chief Privacy Officer, Biogen

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Disputes Over the Back-End Money: The Litigator’s View

Stephanie Blazewicz, Lead Counsel US Litigation and Investigations, Shire

Joshua Roth, Corporate Patent Counsel, Celgene

John Dougherty, Partner, Haug Partners (Moderator)

Devin Smith, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Minerva Neurosciences

Joseph Vittiglio, Executive Vice-President & General Counsel, AMAG Pharmaceuticals

WHAT’S TRENDING

Government Enforcement

Kirsten Mayer, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Giselle Joffre, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Ingrid Martin

Ingrid Martin, Partner, Todd & Weld LLP

4:00 PM | Networking Reception

Conference Advisory Committee

Farah Gerdes
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Hong-Van M. Le
Novartis

Robert Licht
Choate, Hall & Stewart

David McIntosh
Ropes & Gray

Jennifer Zarutskie Sieczkiewicz
Wave Life Sciences

Sponsors

Thank You to Our Partner Leaders Life Sciences

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For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Life Sciences Conference, please contact
Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org

Registration

BOSTON BAR MEMBERS
Boston Bar Members – $450.00
Government Lawyers/Legal Services Members – $250.00

NON MEMBERS
Non-Member Guests – $525.00
Conference + Membership – $675.00

To reserve your seat, create a New User account -or- contact Rachel Andreas: 617.778.1904 randreas@bostonbar.org

Biotech Week Boston, September 4-7, 2018 at Hynes Convention Center is dedicated to accelerating the business of biotechnology through new ideas, science, technology and partnerships to make a positive impact on patient health. It is a festival of leading events spanning the drug development value chain, giving you access to the most inventive scientific minds and business leaders in Boston and around the world.

BBA Members get a discounted rate for selected events. Click here to learn more. 

BBA Launches Life Sciences Industry Group

The Boston Bar is excited to announce the establishment of a Life Sciences Industry Group, a professional network dedicated to providing year-round, multi-disciplinary educational, networking, and business development opportunities for lawyers and business leaders across a variety of practice areas working within the life sciences sector. To join the Life Sciences Industry Group and stay up-to-date on its programming and events, login to your BBA online account here and check off the Life Sciences Industry Group box. If you’d like to join but have forgotten your login information, simply email cle@bostonbar.org to be added.

This conference is 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 contact Megan Leppert at mleppert@bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1924.

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