Fred works with a variety of companies, from startups and university spinouts to publicly held companies, in a wide range of industries but with particular emphasis on the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare services, software and advanced materials industries. Fred’s practice is focused on corporate, venture capital, securities and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly counsels clients not only on their legal needs, but also on the business issues involved in starting and growing companies.
Prior to founding Hutchison in 1996, Fred was a partner at Petree Stockton & Robinson (now Kilpatrick Stockton) and Moore & Van Allen. Fred spent five years practicing in the municipal finance, securities, banking and bank regulatory areas with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.