Farah Gerdes founded and leads the technology transactions practice in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Boston office, where she focuses on the representation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic companies in complex collaboration and partnering transactions. She advises numerous domestic and international, public and private life sciences companies on business transactions related to the discovery, development, supply, and commercialization of life sciences products and technologies. She counsels her clients with respect to the structuring and negotiation of a wide range of agreements, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, incubator structures, options, and build-to-buy arrangements, each designed to maximize the value of their assets. In addition, she helps companies with a broad range of other transactions, including technology and asset acquisition, license, discovery, research, development (including clinical development), manufacture and supply, promotion, marketing, distribution, and services agreements. She works closely with her clients in setting strategic direction and structuring and negotiating mission-critical business arrangements.
As a complement to her transactional IP practice, Farah advises her life sciences clients on a variety of FDA regulatory and healthcare issues, in the context of their business transactions.