Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium 2020


In a year marked by unexpected challenges and rapid change, staying connected with industry peers and keeping a watchful eye on market trends, policy developments and collaborations in the life sciences space is crucial to bringing innovations to market.

Join us virtually for our signature Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium, where seasoned dealmakers, industry executives and technical experts come together with McDermott’s leading life sciences lawyers. Beginning October 20, we’ll bring you a series of three pre-Symposium programs focused on today’s most pressing concerns for life sciences dealmakers, all culminating in a half-day virtual program with multiple networking sessions, industry-leading keynote speakers and insights from investors, life sciences executives, policy experts and investment bankers

Registration Information

Virtual Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
8:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
*Networking platform will be open from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm EST*
Tuesday, October 20
12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 27
12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, November 10
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST


Pre-Symposium Webinars

Part 1: Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT

  • New Factors in the Mix: Diligence in the Time of COVID-19

Part 2: Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT

  • Powering Through the Pandemic: Trends in Early Stage Investment

Part 3: Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

  • Powering Through the Pandemic: Trends in Early Stage Investment


Virtual Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium

November 17, 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

  • Pre-event Networking
  • M&A Outlook: Expect the Unexpected
  • Sight Unseen: Cross-border Licensing and Collaboration Goes Virtual
  • Speed vs. Safety: Innovating with Urgency in Diagnostics & Vaccines
  • Digital Health Takes Center Stage: Will It Be The Hottest Sector for Dealmaking?
  • Racial Justice in the Start-up Sector: The McDermott Rise Program
  • Keynote Presentation: The Truth About Vaccine Development.
  • Post-event Networking

*Networking platform will be open from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EST*


For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura McAllister.

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