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Barnes & Thornburg has quickly established itself as a life sciences go-to in Raleigh, where it opened an office in late 2019. Its ascent has much to do with the brilliance of seasoned former in-house patent counsel Amy Fix, who attracts vocal praise from the market: “Amy has deep expertise with agricultural, veterinary and pharmaceutical small-molecule drug development and intellectual property. She partners closely with scientific and business development teams, guiding innovation efforts and building commercially valuable portfolios.” One source confides: “I have been working with patent attorneys on various early-stage projects for decades and, in my opinion, Amy is the best, most capable and helpful of them all. She has high-level technical expertise and is a great strategic thinker.” Her illustriousness is matched by that of Allen Baum, who also enjoys eminent standing in the pharmaceutical industry as a result of his great and many in-house and private practice achievements. He manages large portfolios with a deft touch and is a sought-after opinion giver.