Haug Partners LLP Continues Expansion with Hire of Litigator Fred A. Kelly

Former Nixon Peabody Partner Will Join the Firm’s Life Science Practice in Boston

NEW YORK--()--Haug Partners LLP today announced that well-known litigator Fred A. Kelly, has joined the firm’s Life Science Practice as a partner resident in the firm’s Boston office. Kelly was formerly a partner at Nixon Peabody.

“Haug Partners combines IP, scientific and regulatory expertise with trial and appellate success”

Kelly has successfully litigated and tried all manner of commercial and product-related disputes for life sciences companies. His most recent experience includes cases under the False Claims Act, claims and class actions under state consumer protection acts, reverse payment cases, trade secret and non-competition matters, and claims under clinical trial, co-promotion, and licensing agreements. He has also litigated and tried disputes involving false advertising under state consumer protection acts and the Lanham Act, trademark infringement, off-label promotion, product pricing (AWP), consumer privacy, and executive compensation. Kelly also counsels life science companies in these areas to help them better identify, minimize, and manage risk.

Managing Partner Ed Haug commented, “Fred is a highly-accomplished litigator with a track record of success inside and outside the courtroom. He is a trusted advisor to many companies in the life sciences sector, who rely on his skill and judgment to help solve their most pressing challenges. We are delighted to have a lawyer of Fred’s stature join our growing litigation and investigation practices.”

John C. Dougherty, co-head of the Life Sciences Practice said, “Fred is an outstanding lawyer. The range and depth of his experience is a perfect fit for Haug Partners. Clients turn to us for our trial skills, deep knowledge of their businesses and operating environment, and interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Fred shares all of those attributes. We are excited to have him join us in Boston.”

“Haug Partners combines IP, scientific and regulatory expertise with trial and appellate success,” said Kelly. “It is a winning combination for clients and my practice,” Kelly remarked. “The firm’s strategic focus, welcoming culture, and values match my own, and I look forward to being part of Haug Partners’ future,” concluded Kelly.

About Haug Partners LLP

Haug Partners LLP is a national law firm that provides integrated multidisciplinary legal services for life science and technology companies. With offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston, and through working partnerships with firms in Germany, China, and Japan, Haug Partners has the resources, technical expertise, legal acumen, and business judgment to consistently deliver optimal outcomes for clients. The firm was founded in 1997 as Frommer Lawrence and Haug LLP and adopted the Haug Partners name in March 2017.


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