Press Release

Latham Adds Experienced Healthcare & Life Sciences Partner in New York

October 10, 2022
Aaron Gardner brings robust experience across a variety of M&A and licensing transactions.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Aaron Gardner has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Department and as a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group. Gardner focuses his practice on M&A and licensing transactions across the life sciences industry.

“Aaron is a welcome addition to the New York office as well as the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group,” said Marc Jaffe, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ New York office. “His broad transactional experience, diverse skillset, and unique perspective will complement our team, and be an asset to clients in New York and around the globe.”

Gardner represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer nutrition and medical device companies, and their investors, on a wide range of commercial transactions, including licenses, collaborations, product divestitures, option transactions, carve-outs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. His experience covers the full span of the product life cycle, as well as various therapeutic areas and modalities.

Judith Hasko, Vice Chair of Latham’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice, said: “Aaron has impressive depth and versatility across complex transactional matters, which distinguishes him from others in the field. The synergies between his practice and our cutting-edge life sciences offerings make him a strong fit for our dynamic team. Aaron’s arrival also reinforces our commitment to growing with our life sciences clients, providing them the best possible service, and ensuring we stay ahead of industry trends.”

“I am excited to join Latham’s premier Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice and admire the investments the firm has made to its life sciences platform,” said Gardner. “Latham is a true one-stop shop for comprehensive representation, and I’m excited to contribute to their continued growth.”

Gardner received his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2005 and his BS, cum laude, from Ohio State University in 2002. Gardner joins Latham from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in New York.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.