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William N. Wofford

William N. Wofford

William N. Wofford

Bill leads the biopharmaceutical and life sciences practice at Hutchison. His practice focuses on structuring and negotiating transactions for drug development, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare services companies. Bill assists growing and established companies raise capital, acquire and out-license technology, collaborate with strategic partners and engage in mergers and acquisitions. Since 1997, he has served the Research Triangle's entrepreneurial community. 

Recognition, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Co-author and Editor, Biotechnology and the Law (American Bar Association, 2007)
  • Board of Directors, SEBIO, 2009
  • Member, Entrepreneurial Council for the Wake Forest University Translational Science Institute (TSI)
  • Best Lawyers in America, recognized annually since 2007
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Business Section and Science and Technology Committee
  • Member, North Carolina Bioscience Industry Organization
  • Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008


  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1994
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1989


  • New York
  • North Carolina


Bridge Financing of Biotech Company

TARGET PharmaSolutions

Series A Preferred Stock Financing

Spyryx Biosciences, Inc.

Development Program to Cure/Mitigate Cystic Fibrosis

Clearside BioMedical, Inc.

Asset Purchase

Fineline Prototyping

Sale to Proto Labs

Argos Therapeutics

Initial Public Offering

Aerial BioPharma

Sale of Phase IIb Narcolepsy Drug to Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Neuronex, Inc.

Sale of the company to Acorda Therapeutics

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