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Withers adds a life sciences partner in Boston from Brown Rudnick



Amongst the Top 30 UK-based law firms, Withers has added a senior life sciences intellectual property partner in Boston from the US rival Brown Rudnick. The hire of Tom Myers, who led the group of Brown Rudnick was also a founder and chair of the firm’s life sciences practice along with partner Zachary Hyde comes a week after the firm boosted its presence in Texas through a merger with Houston private client boutique, Dossey & Jones. Both Meyers and Hyde regularly advise the US and International Life Sciences Firms and Withers regarding their representation of a ‘major advance’ in the firm’s capabilities as it continued to work at the intersection of private capital, philanthropy, and scientific innovation.


Meyers joined Withers after more than 13 years at Brown Rudnick prior to which he was a partner at Cooley and Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault between 2004-07 he was also a Vice President and General Counsel of biotech research company Helicos BioSciences Corporation where he developed patent strategies and oversaw the company’s IPO. Meyers has been recognized for his work with life sciences clients to develop, implement and monetize effective patent strategies, where his portfolio spans across dealing with diagnostics, medical devices, life sciences tools and technology platforms, genomics, and therapeutics.


Withers first opened an office in Boston at the start of 2021 as part of a move to expand its international tech practice, hiring life sciences IP partner trio John Serio, Richard Emmons, and Christopher Cowles from Burns & Levinson for the launch. Following the arrival of Meyers and Hyde, the Boston office will be consisting of seven partners and eight associates.


 

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