K&L Gates Snags Synthon VP, General Counsel

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- K&L Gates LLP has signed on former Synthon Pharmaceuticals Inc. vice president and general counsel Michael H. Hinckle as a partner in its food and drug practice.

Hinckle began work at the firm’s Research Triangle Park, N.C., office on March 9.

He was attracted to the group’s established FDA practice and its considerable presence in North Carolina’s growing biotechnology sector, Hinckle said.

“It’s really the only major law firm with this kind of life sciences presence in North Carolina,” he said. The firm also has offices...
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