Wiggin and Dana Expands Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Group

May 16, 2013 // Franchising.com // New York – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Lily Wound has joined the firm as Counsel in the firm's Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Group.

"We are pleased to welcome Lily to the firm," comments Bob Benjamin, Chair of the firm's Executive Committee. "Lily, with her law firm and valuable in-house counsel experience, will further strengthen our busy biotechnology and life sciences practice."

Lily joins Wiggin and Dana from Kaye Scholer LLP where she was a member of the firm's Corporate Department and Life Sciences Group. She has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, vaccine and other life sciences clients on a wide range of complex commercial, corporate and licensing transactions. She has worked on transactions at all stages of a product's life cycle.

"Lily is an excellent addition to our team," said Jim Farrington, head of the firm's Biotechnology and Life Sciences practice. "Her science background will give her a unique capacity to communicate with our life sciences clients and understand their technology in connection with their transactions."

In addition to life sciences, Lily's practice includes the representation of clients in a variety of other industries, such as media, Internet, software and healthcare information and technology. Lily was in-house counsel for Hearst Corporation, where she advised on all aspects of Hearst's businesses relating to traditional media, new media, digital media and healthcare information and technology. Her responsibilities at Hearst included serving as general counsel for an evidence-based medical information and technology company and leading all complex transactions in the newspapers division.

"Wiggin and Dana's Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Group is well known in the field," comments Lily. "I am pleased to join a firm with such a strong reputation in, and dedication to, life sciences transactions. This also provides an excellent opportunity to integrate my experience with theirs and to explore new opportunities related to the firm's health information technology and digital media practices, as I work with Wiggin and Dana's diverse client base."

Lily's legal career started at Coudert Brothers LLP. She received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. She received her Master of Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health and her B.A., cum laude, in the Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University.

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