Seth Levy served as managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office from 2013-2018 and is co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection, strategy and disputes, particularly in life sciences and health care. He also handles a range of technology, clinical research and entertainment transactions and acts as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies.
My practice involves three main areas of focus, leveraging my background in biological engineering and experience in business transactions.
I work with clients to strategize around domestic and international intellectual property protection and enforcement, with an emphasis on obtaining and enforcing patents. I have a range of experience in medical diagnostics, therapeutics and devices; stem cell technologies; and consumer and health care products.
I work closely with academic and health care institutions to develop and support their technology transfer programs and also represent clients in other technology-driven transactions. I draft and negotiate license agreements, research and development agreements, clinical trial agreements, purchase agreements, consulting agreements and a range of other agreements to effectuate deals in the arenas of research, health care and commercial transactions.
I act as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies, including those in the life sciences and media/entertainment industries. I assist these clients with strategies for financing and growing their businesses, negotiating various business and entertainment transactions and managing disputes that arise.
I believe that health care providers will find increasing value in the intellectual property that underlies their business, both in the practice of medicine and in the management and delivery of services.
NPR | August 27, 2017
Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy, partner Justin Thompson and associate Jessica Walker are quoted in this article about the Los Angeles office’s pro bono work with OneJustice’s Justice Bus to help low-income immigrant Green Card holders seeking U.S. citizenship.
American Lawyer | October 31, 2016
This article features a number of new law firm office spaces. Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article talking about NP's new Los Angeles office and some of its unique features including the outdoor rooftop terrace.
Daily Journal | September 30, 2016
Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article on how law firms are reevaluating their real estate needs. Seth references our approach to no corner offices and more collaboration areas in our new space.
Huffington Post | September 01, 2016
Manager of diversity & inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu, Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy and Los Angeles public finance associate Jade Turner-Bond are quoted in this article that highlights Nixon Peabody’s efforts to create an inclusive workplace.
Huffington Post | April 19, 2016
Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article about Grid110, a start-up fashion tech organization with which Nixon Peabody is very involved.
Los Angeles Business Journal | June 22, 2015
This article focuses on a new $250 million independent fund created by the University of California to invest in research enterprises on its campuses. Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Seth Levy talks about the research environment particularly for health care technologies and how it’s changed with regard to what it takes to get technology licensed or spun out.
University of Southern California Law School, J.D.
Cornell University, B.S., Agricultural & Biological Engineering, cum laude
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia