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Life Sciences Trio Joins Loeb & Loeb in New York, Deepens Regulatory, Compliance and Patent Bench

NEW YORK (February 8, 2018) – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Eve Costopoulos, Ryan N. Hagglund and Kiaema R. Reid have joined the firm’s New York office, strengthening its multidisciplinary life sciences practice. Costopoulos has joined as Of Counsel, Hagglund is Senior Counsel, and Reid has joined as Associate Director of Regulatory.  

“Eve, Ryan and Kiaema bring a diverse skill set across the regulatory, compliance, patent and IP segments of our life sciences practice,” said Mark E. Waddell, co-chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Life Sciences Practice. “We are pleased to welcome them.”  

“The life sciences industry is constantly evolving, and these additions underscore our commitment to continually strengthening our service platform and evolving along with our clients’ needs,” said Scott S. Liebman, co-chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Life Sciences Practice. “Eve and Kiaema have significant in-house compliance and regulatory experience and perspective, and Ryan has a strong scientific background and education that he brings to bear in his patent litigation focus. They will be terrific assets to our team.”  

Costopoulos focuses her practice on managing complex regulatory, compliance and ethics issues in the life sciences industry. She has held senior executive positions at a variety of life sciences companies, including Eisai and Schering-Plough, and she has extensive experience developing, implementing and overseeing pharmaceutical compliance and internal audit programs. She also advises and trains management teams and boards of directors on their fiduciary duties and legal obligations relating to compliance program implementation. Costopoulos holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers College.

Hagglund concentrates his practice on patent litigation within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, with an emphasis on Hatch-Waxman and biotechnology litigation. He also has experience advising clients on patent licensing disputes, technology-driven copyright and trade secret issues, and transactional and opinion matters relating to IP issues in the life sciences arena. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, Ph.D and M.S. degrees in virology from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. Hagglund previously practiced at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  

Reid is a life sciences regulatory professional with extensive experience managing and supporting pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies with compliance issues related to marketing and commercial interactions with healthcare professionals. She also has experience training commercial and vendor personnel to ensure conformance with standard operating procedures. Most recently, Reid was senior manager of marketing operations at global pharmaceutical company Allergan. She holds a M.S.J. in health law and intellectual property from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Loeb & Loeb serves as a trusted legal and business adviser to clients throughout the life sciences industry. The firm’s interdisciplinary team of counselors and litigators has decades of experience representing life sciences companies across all value-added aspects of their business, offering a diverse range of transactional, regulatory, investigation and dispute resolution services.  

About Loeb & Loeb LLP 
Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with approximately 350 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advertising and marketing; capital markets and corporate; media and entertainment; intellectual property; real estate; technology; tax exempt organizations and private client services. Loeb & Loeb has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, Beijing and Hong Kong.