Thompson Hine Recognized by LMG Life Sciences 2012

Date: August 19, 2012

CLEVELAND - July 18, 2012 - Thompson Hine LLPis pleased to announce the firm has been recognized in the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences, published by the Legal Media Group in association with Euromoney Institutional Investor. The firm is recommended in the areas of Patent Strategy and Management and Product Liability, and five partners are listed as Life Sciences Stars.

LMG Life Sciences 2012 takes a multidisciplinary approach to the legal industry servicing companies in the biotech, agritech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. It strives to be the ultimate resource for in- house counsel identifying leading lawyers and firms in areas that play important roles in guiding a product through its lifecycle.

Recipients of the award were selected by LMG Life Sciences based on research involving more than 1,000 online surveys and interviews with nearly 600 attorneys in the United States, as well as a review of public information and feedback from clients within the industry. According to the publication, this qualitative process of peer opinion, market feedback and independent research led to the selection of the "highest profile, most sought-after and best attorneys working in life sciences."

Finance & Transactional - Garrett D. Evers (New York) is recommended for Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions and Licensing & Collaboration.

Intellectual Property - John W. Ryan (Washington, D.C.) is recommended for Patent Advisory, Strategy and Management, General Patent Litigation/Protection, Hatch Waxman Litigation and Patent Prosecution.

Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement - Fern P. OBrian (Washington, D.C.) and Elizabeth B.Wright (Cleveland), who heads the practice, are recommended in Product Liability. Brian A. Troyer (Cleveland) is recommended for Product Liability, White Collar/Government Investigations and Antitrust. LMG notes that "Thompson Hine has a very deep product liability litigation team," known by peers as "an exceptional team of attorneys who know their way around a courtroom." Wright is said to be "one of the smartest product liability attorneys in the industry."

Thompson Hine's Life Sciences group incorporates lawyers from practice groups across the firm, providing a multidisciplinary effort serving biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies; venture capital firms; investment banks; and research institutions. "Lawyers in three areas of law across three offices have been listed as life sciences stars - a recognition that is reflective of the firm's experience in life sciences," said New York-based partner Faith L. Charles, chair of the firm's Life Sciences Team.