John A. Dellapa

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  • George Washington University (JD)
  • Boston College (BS, Management)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts

John’s practice is focused on businesses engaged in the biotechnology, life science, medical device, and clean technology industries. 

John has over 20 years of experience advising clients on a broad range of issues, in particular on the structuring and negotiation of collaborative research and development efforts, strategic alliances, joint ventures, licensing and technology “spin-outs,” sponsored research, and supply and distribution relationships. He has successfully concluded numerous transactions in an international context and represents clients worldwide.

He is a frequent panelist at conferences and executive education courses and speaks often on the subject of collaborative research and development agreements.

Before joining Mintz Levin, John served as general counsel to the Biosciences group of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., where he was responsible for, among other matters, the conduct of acquisitions and subsequent integration efforts, negotiation of licenses, and procurement and supply agreements with life science industry partners.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, MassINSIGHT Life Science Working Group
  • Member, Personalized Medicine Coalition Policy Committee