HOUSTON, TX—Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Andrew Strong and Barry Burgdorf have joined the firm’s Corporate and Finance practice as partners in the Houston office. Strong will join the firm’s Global Life Sciences and Health Care leadership team.
Strong and Burgdorf represent life sciences/biotech and health care companies from early stage technology spinouts all the way through public exits or mergers and acquisitions. Strong previously served as the founding President and CEO of Kalon Biotherapeutics, a Texas A&M University biotech spin out which he successfully grew to a staff of over 120, financed and built three state of the art manufacturing facilities, and sold to Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in 2015.
Burgdorf previously served as General Counsel of Samsung Austin Semiconductor where he worked on the construction of Samsung’s DRAM fabrication plant and multiple large financings. Burgdorf also served as Vice Chancellor and General Counsel of the University of Texas System, where, for over eight years, he was a key member of the leadership team and oversaw areas ranging from legal to real estate to IT security and technology transfer for the 14 campus university system.