Michaela Novakova - McDermott Will & Emery


Michaela (Míša) Novakova focuses her practice on advising clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors in the context of transactions (M&A, joint ventures and private equity), regulatory matters (compliance and strategy), and data and privacy compliance issues.

Míša’s practice includes advising on projects covering:

  • Data protection and healthcare regulatory due diligence
  • Online advertising and marketing strategies, including both privacy and healthcare regulatory aspects;
  • Data sharing terms and data processing agreements;
  • Cybersecurity incidents and data breaches;
  • Internal and external policy drafting and reviews; and
  • Advising on other compliance issues in the context of healthcare services, clinical trials and investigations and health data.


  • Assisted with advising a manufacturer of biopharmaceutical therapeutics and vaccines on its long-term agreement with a public entity
  • Assisted with data protection due diligence review in the context of investments and M&A transactions, on multiple transactions including deals concerning a payment platform provider, an orthopedic hospital and a clinical research organization
  • Assisted with advising a sexual health online testing service provider on their in-vitro diagnostics device adverting campaign
  • Assisted with advising on various regulatory matters, such as classification and registration of medical devices, regulatory requirements for telemedicine and coaching services
  • Assisted with preparing a benchmarking memorandum for a healthcare sector transformation program for a country


  • Envision, Mentor
  • Legal Experts in Schools, Volunteer


University of Law, London, LLM, 2020
University of Law, London, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2019
Cornell University, BA, 2018

England and Wales

Slovak (conversational)