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Lisa Haile

Partner, DLA Piper

Lisa Haile is a partner and co-chair of the Global Life Sciences Sector for DLA Piper. An attorney, she has special technical experience in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, therapeutics, theranostics, drug delivery systems, host-vector systems, high throughput screening, and bioinformatics. Her specialties include patentability, non-infringement, and validity opinions, due diligence work in connection with venture capital, private, and public financing, mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences industry, and strategic counseling for comprehensive life sciences patent portfolio management. She is active in the American Heart Association, the American Liver Foundation, BIO5 Institute, Biocom and CONNECT.

ALMA MATER: California Western School of Law, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Rollins College.

UNLIKELY PATH: She came to law from a career as a bench scientist.