WASHINGTON, D.C. – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the addition of a 15-person team from Norton Rose Fulbright to its Life Sciences Health Industry Group (LSHI). As part of this expansion, Reed Smith will open an office in Austin, Texas, its second in Texas and 28th worldwide.

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The group joining Reed Smith includes seven partners: Rick Robinson, former Global Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare at NRF, and Lesley Reynolds, in Washington, D.C.; Jeff Layne and Ben Koplin in Austin; and Cori Goldberg in New York. Former NRF associates Selina Coleman in Washington, D.C. and Sara Brinkmann in Houston will also join the firm as partners. In addition, the group includes one counsel, six associates, and one manager.

“We are combining two of the leading health care and life sciences practices in the world,” said Global Managing Partner Sandy Thomas. “At Reed Smith, the Life Sciences Health Industry Group is among the firm’s five core industry sectors, and this group adds an incredible depth of experience to an already power-packed team.”