Life Science Industry Team

What You May Not Know About Our Life Science Industry Team

  • We represent the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company.
  • We represent the world’s 5th largest Genome Center.
  • We represent the company which has the only FDA (EAU) H1N1 rapid 6-hour test.
  • We provided the legal work that established the country’s 2nd largest Biotech Campus.
  • We have represented pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies for over 30 years.


Robert M. Couch Quoted in RiskSpan Article Regarding Housing Crisis

Robert Couch, BABC Attorney and Housing Commissioner for the Bipartisan Policy Center, was recently quoted in a RiskSpan article entitled “Today’s Housing Crisis.” The article explores the ramifications of the recent downturn in home ownership and mortgage financing and what it could mean for a generation of first-time homebuyers.

Following the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Summit in Washington, DC, Couch commented on the climate of the housing market, "It remains too difficult for many creditworthy people to obtain a mortgage." He added, "Long-term housing finance reform is needed to provide certainty to the housing market."


Paul Compton Quoted in ICBA Independent Banker Regarding Community Bank Preparedness for Compliance Examinations

Paul Compton was recently quoted in an ICBA Independent Banker magazine article, entitled "Ready for Review." The article outlines recent regulatory trends, corporate governance programs, and risk management strategies that community banks should consider in light of rapidly evolving federal rules and regulations in order to prepare for the next compliance examination.

The article also explores the heightened interest in Bank Security Act (BSA) reporting requirements. Compton notes that the recent BSA compliance examination is a critical challenge for community banks "because the rules are sometimes vague and frequently shifting." He adds that banks should "take no comfort in the fact that they received high marks in their last exam."