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Covington offers one of the world's most active and respected life sciences litigation and investigations practices. Drawing on the expertise of Covington's pre-eminent Food, Drug and Device Regulatory Practice, our litigators have guided leading and emerging life sciences companies through the most complex and high-profile investigations and lawsuits involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, beverages and cosmetics. Our experience includes every dispute that a life sciences company can encounter throughout the product lifecycle, including:

Our litigators, including seven members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, have successfully tried hundreds of jury and bench trials. We appear before national and international courts in Europe, state and federal courts and enforcement authorities throughout the U.S., and arbitral tribunals throughout the world. We also counsel clients in cross-border disputes in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, utilizing a trusted network of local counsel and our own distinguished team of former diplomats and advisers.

  • Selected by The National Law Journal as “Washington Litigation Department of the Year” in 2013 and a runner up in 2015 .
  • The only firm recognized by Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm for Life Sciences across the U.S., UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Global guides.
  • Awarded “Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  • Recognized by Chambers for Product Liability and Mass Torts; Food & Beverage Regulatory and Litigation; Insurance Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Life Sciences; and Appellate.   
  • Recommended by Legal 500 US for Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices; and Legal 500 UK for Product liability: defendant, and Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.