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William N. Wofford

Bill is a corporate transactional lawyer and drug development entrepreneur. He leads the biopharmaceutical and life sciences practice at Hutchison, where his practice focuses on structuring and negotiating transactions for drug development, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare services companies and financial, strategic and philanthropic investors. Bill helps growing and established companies raise capital, acquire and out-license technology, collaborate with strategic partners and engage in mergers and acquisitions. He is also an investor in and advisor to various drug development companies and a principal with Arrivo Bioventures, a Research Triangle biopharmaceutical development company. Bill earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Eco Institute at Pickards Mountain and supports environmental, mental health and social justice causes. 

Recognition, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Co-author and Editor, Biotechnology and the Law (American Bar Association, 2007)
  • Board of Directors, SEBIO, 2009-2015
  • 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
  • Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008


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


  • New York
  • North Carolina