SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 22, 2012-- Fred D. Hernandez, a Member of the Intellectual Property Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. , has been named a Life Sciences Star in the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences. He is listed in the directory's transactional section.

Mr. Hernandez was selected by LMG Life Sciences based on research involving over 1,000 online surveys and interviews with nearly 600 attorneys in the United States, as well as a review of public information and feedback from clients within the industry. This qualitative process of peer opinion, market feedback and independent research led to the selection of the "highest profile, most sought-after and best-attorneys working in life sciences," according to the publication.

Mr. Hernandez's legal practice specializes in advising early stage companies in strategic management of intellectual property in the medical device industry, including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, and strategic transactions. His medical device technical experience involves a variety of cardiovascular, endobronchial, and ophthalmic interventions as well as various drug delivery and surgical devices. He also has technical expertise in various orthopedic devices, including spinal and knee implants.

LMG Life Sciences 2012 takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the legal industry servicing companies in the biotech, agritech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. It strives to be the ultimate resource for in-house counsel identifying leading lawyers and firms in multiple practice areas. These practice areas include intellectual property, regulatory, transactional and non-IP litigation, which play important roles in guiding a product through its lifecycle.

Mintz Levin has represented life sciences clients since the industry's inception in the 1970s, and currently represents more than 400 businesses and other organizations in all sectors of the industry. The Firm has been described by Chambers USA as "a leading life sciences brand" and is ranked in the top tier nationally by U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers. The Firm's life sciences clients include biotechnology, medical device, medical technology, healthcare IT, and pharmaceutical companies; venture capital firms and investment banks; and research institutes and institutions of higher education located throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in a broad range of transactional, regulatory, counseling, and intellectual property matters.

The Firm's Intellectual Property Section is comprised of more than 65 attorneys, scientists and other professionals focused on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally.

For more information about Mintz Levin, click here CONTACT: Mintz Levin Gina Addis, 617-348-4413 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL SOURCE: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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