Foley Hoag Expands Licensing & Strategic Alliances Practice in New York with Addition of Marcus Sands as Counsel

September 28, 2020

Marcus Sands has joined Foley Hoag LLP as counsel in the Licensing & Strategic Alliances Practice, where he will advise clients regarding patent and licensing strategies and contract negotiations, with a focus on transactions in the life sciences and related industries. He is resident in the firm’s New York office.

Sands has considerable experience drafting, negotiating and structuring a wide range of domestic and cross-border agreements for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including inbound and outbound collaboration and license agreements for patents and other intellectual property, development agreements, manufacturing/supply services agreements and related agreements.

"The addition of Marcus to our Licensing & Strategic Alliances practice significantly expands and deepens the level of service that we can offer our life sciences clients," said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Jeffrey Collins. "We welcome him to the firm."

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Sands was VP of Legal Affairs & Corporate Development for Chromocell Corporation, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, where he spearheaded intellectual property development strategies and managed all aspects of the company’s legal matters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Economics from Rice University; a Master of Arts in Biotechnology from Columbia University; and a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. 

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