Amanda White is an associate in Ropes & Gray's corporate department. Amanda’s practice is focused primarily on representing clients in business and intellectual property transactions, including technology licensing and transfer, supply and distribution agreements, and other strategic commercial arrangements in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and technology industries.
Before joining the firm, Amanda was an associate in the life sciences group of another premier international law firm where she represented public and private companies in all stages of maturity in the life sciences industry, including formation, venture financings, strategic alliances, licensing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other transactions.
Prior to law school, Amanda was a patent agent where her practice focused on drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications and performing due diligence assessments, freedom to operate analyses, and patentability analyses in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Amanda obtained a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, where her graduate work focused on investigation of the roles of nutrient availability and exercise in the regulation of muscle metabolism, insulin sensitivity and signaling, and mitochondrial bioenergetics. Prior to attending graduate school, Amanda worked as a biologist at a major pharmaceutical company performing lead-optimization pharmacology for the treatment of metabolic disorders.