Fish & Richardson has announced that José P. Sierra has joined the firm's Boston office as a principal in its Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sierra was chief compliance and ethics officer for Sepracor Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. He will work in the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device industry practices focusing on litigation, government investigations, compliance, and risk management.
Mr. Sierra brings nine years of legal experience in the pharmaceutical and health care products industry, including expertise in compliance, ethics, and commercial litigation, to his new position at Fish. Before Sepracor, he served as vice president, chief compliance and ethics officer for Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and before that as legal director for Schering-Plough Corporation. Mr. Sierra also spent 12 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, New Jersey, where he managed long-term criminal investigations and prosecutions of individuals and corporations for the U.S. Department of Justice.
"As a former federal prosecutor and chief compliance officer in the pharmaceutical industry, José brings a wealth of experience that will be extremely valuable to our many pharmaceutical, medical device, and life science clients. We are very excited to have him join our growing life sciences and pharmaceutical litigation team," said Timothy French, managing principal of Fish & Richardson's Boston office.