Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Jonathan Wasserman has joined the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice, as a member of the firm’s Life Sciences and Health Care industry group. Wasserman joins from Bristol Myers Squibb, where he served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel – Litigation & Government Investigations.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jon. Over the years he has worked with firm lawyers across a number of firm practices, so he knows us well,” said Des Hogan, Head of Hogan Lovells’ Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Practice Group. “His addition is part of our commitment to continue building a power-house litigation practice that clients trust to handle the largest, most complicated matters.”
Wasserman will focus his practice on product liability, mass torts, and class action litigation, as well as other complex commercial litigation. He will be working from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
“With its global litigation platform and strong brand within the Life Sciences industry, Hogan Lovells has long been a go-to firm for pharmaceutical companies and others in this sector,” Wasserman said. “I am very happy to be part of this premier team of life sciences litigators.”
Wasserman has worked at Bristol Myers Squibb since 2008, where he was the head of litigation and government investigations for over a decade, overseeing multiple product liability, Federal multidistrict litigation, and state mass torts matters. He helped create and co-managed BMS’s outside law firm preferred vendor program. He oversaw a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including securities, antitrust, shareholder derivative, environmental, and trade secrets lawsuits, as well as enforcement actions and investigations.
Before his tenure at Bristol Myers Squibb, Wasserman worked at Schering-Plough Corporation for eight years. He began his legal career working as a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice.
“Jon has spent the bulk of his career immersed in the Life Sciences industry, and we are thrilled to welcome someone of his vast knowledge and experience,” said Asher Rubin, Global Head of the firm’s Life Sciences and Health Care Industry Group.
Wasserman earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law and a B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.