Dickinson Wright PLLC
Billee Lightvoet Ward co-chairs Dickinson Wright's Academic Institutions and Life Sciences group. She has been a practicing health care attorney since 2002, and represents hospitals and other healthcare institutions, physicians and physician practices, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and healthcare vendors in an array of regulatory, compliance, contract and transactional matters. She provides counsel to clients ranging from individual physicians and start-up companies at the local level, to hospitals and large health systems, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies operating on an international scale.
Billee has extensive experience handling commercial arrangements and complex contracting matters, and has represented healthcare clients in a variety of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations, co-management arrangements, and other strategic transactions. She has specialized experience advising life sciences companies, health care providers, and institutional review boards concerning regulatory and contract issues associated with clinical investigations and human subjects protections. She counsels product manufacturers and other companies on FDA requirements and other regulatory and practical considerations concerning product classification, premarket strategy, advertising and promotion, and other product development and commercialization matters.