Diane M. Frenier Photo
dfrenier@reedsmith.com

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For over 30 years, Diane has concentrated her practice in representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, and other life sciences companies in both domestic and international arrangements for:

  • Strategic alliances, joint ventures, collaborations and licensing, including extensive experience in licensing from Japanese pharmaceutical companies,
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures,
  • Transactions arising from dispute resolution,
  • Marketing, promotion and distribution, and
  • Manufacturing and other operational arrangements.

Credentials

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Newark, 1986, J.D.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1982, B.S., Management, Marketing minor, magna cum laude

  • New Jersey

  • Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Diane was selected to the Super Lawyers list for Business/Corporate, 2018-2019. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 
  • Diane was listed in the 2016 Chambers USA in the practice area of Corporate M&A in New Jersey. Chambers USA is issued by Chambers and Partners. A description of the selection methodology can be found at chambersandpartners.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Diane was listed in the 2016 Chambers USA in the practice area of Life Sciences: Corporate and Commercial. Chambers USA is issued by Chambers and Partners. A description of the selection methodology can be found at chambersandpartners.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Diane has been listed on the Best Lawyers in America list since 2013 in the practice area of Mergers and Acquisitions. Best Lawyers in America is issued by Best Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found at bestlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in New Jersey Corporate M&A and as a leading lawyer nationwide in Life Sciences since 2008
  • Named as a "Life Sciences Star" by LMG Life Sciences Guide annually since its inaugural edition in 2012. Diane has been identified in their research as one of the preeminent life sciences practitioners in the country.
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for her work in the practice area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
  • Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer in the U.S. for Life Sciences: Commercial and Partnering and Life Sciences: Corporate
  • Selected as one of the first "50 Best Women in NJ Business by NJBIZ magazine in 2006