Indiana at Center of Boom in Health Care and Life Sciences Industry
NEW YORK (Jan. 3, 2012) – The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) today announced that it is expanding its presence in Indiana by opening an office in Indianapolis to better serve its growing health care and life sciences client base. Indiana is home to some of the biggest names in the health care and life sciences fields and, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), is at the center of the booming life
sciences industry. The WSJ stated that Indiana has added 8,800 jobs in life sciences in recent years and is home to approximately 825 medical device companies, drug manufacturers, and research labs.
For several years, EBG has been building a presence in Indiana with health care and life sciences attorneys on the ground, including Leah Kendall and Bradley Merrill Thompson, both Members of the Firm in its Health Care and Life Sciences practice. A lifelong resident of Indiana, Ms. Kendall graduated summa cum laude from Butler University and summa cum laude (first in her class) from the Indiana University School
of Law in Bloomington. She has been practicing food and drug law in Indiana ever since. Mr. Thompson began practicing food and drug law with an emphasis on medical device companies 26 years ago in Indiana. He has represented nearly every major drug and medical device manufacturer in Indiana, and many of the smaller and midsized companies. Mr. Thompson founded the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council in 1991 and was one of the founders, and the first executive director, of the Indiana Health Industry Forum in 1993. In addition, Thompson taught food and drug law at the Indiana University Law School in Indianapolis during the early 1990s.
“EBG would like to applaud the many civic leaders in Indiana who have set the stage for this growth in the Indiana life sciences industry. The work of organizations such as the Indiana Health Industry Forum has been and will continue to be critical to the continued expansion of the life sciences industry in the Hoosier state,” said Ms. Kendall, who will work out of the Firm’s Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., offices.
During the last six years, while continuing to live in Indiana, Ms. Kendall and Mr. Thompson have worked out of EBG’s office in D.C., traveling throughout the United States and internationally to counsel companies on compliance with FDA requirements.
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