Ariel Soiffer


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I love working with because I get to see the future today. have excitement, great ideas and a will to push forward.

I focus on licensing and technology transactions. Some of these are early stage transactions, like a beta test or prototype development agreement. Some of these are much later stage, like a major collaboration agreement. For example, I’ve helped Translate Bio negotiate a major collaboration agreement opposite Sanofi. Before law school, I was a management consultant, so I bring a practical, business-oriented approach to getting through transactions.

Representative Experience: One of my clients is involved in wireless charging. We’ve helped them work on proof of concept agreements and it feels great helping them get from an idea to starting to commercialize their technology.

I also have a client that has been involved in a variety of research and development collaborations. These collaborations could develop or improve a drug.  We are also working on collaborations that apply artificial intelligence to biotechnology matters.

For another one of my clients, we developed their standard software-as-a-service agreement for the marketing platform that they provide to their customers. We have also helped this client negotiate this agreement with a variety of its customers.

Daily Reads: I usually manage to read the headlines of The Wall Street Journal. I’m a big fan of podcasts; I regularly listened to the now-defunct This Week in Law. I’m definitely interested in any recommendations on tech and law podcasts so send them my way! I also regularly listen to audiobooks, which makes my commute more interesting, with a mix of biographies, history, science fiction and fantasy books.

Off the Clock: I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, often playing strategic board games like Catan—that’s a favorite Saturday afternoon activity. We also like to go skiing in New England, and I try to stay reasonably fit.


JD, Boston University School of Law, 2010

BA, Biochemistry and Japanese, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

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Corporate, Emerging Company, Life Sciences, Technology


Industries: Life Sciences, Technology
Life Sciences: Biotech, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical
Technology: Big Data, Consumer, Digital Media, Ed Tech, Energy, Clean Tech, Fin Tech, Materials Sciences (includes nanotechnology, semiconductors, etc.), Mobile, Telecom, Infrastructure, Services, Software (includes SAAS and Cloud computing)