Faber Daeufer & Itrato hired Neil Campbell as a Counsel in its licensing and R&D transactional practice. Having worked both as a bench scientist for a leading academic medical institution and then as a lawyer in the life sciences transactional practice for a leading global law firm, Campbell contributes to the high-level of industry knowledge and experience that Faber provides its clients. “Neil brings great insight and perspective from his previous professional experience. He has a great rapport with both business and scientific leadership at our drug development clients and is already becoming a valuable member of the team,” said Faber Principal Lily Vakili.
Prior to joining Faber, Campbell spent a decade as a biomedical researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, where he developed a unique perspective on the intersection of academic research, medical practice and industry. Most recently, he served as a Life Science Transaction Associate for Reed Smith LLC, where he represented public and private pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies in the US, Europe and Japan. Leveraging his knowledge from previous roles, Campbell is able to provide clients with the thoughtful and pragmatic counsel that their scientific development strategies require.
Faber came into Campbell’s purview when he was contacted by a recruiter. He said that the picture painted of the firm almost seemed too good to be true. “It was not oversold though. They are really good at what they do, with a deep commitment to serving an extraordinary base of dynamic biopharmaceutical clients and an equally deep commitment to strengthening the firm’s inclusive culture and philanthropic engagement.”
He said that Faber’s high caliber of work, paired with a smaller firm environment played a role in his family’s decision to commit to the firm. “I had been with a big international firm for a few years. My wife and I have young kids, and I was looking for a way to maintain my sanity while advancing my career,” said Campbell. “I didn’t know that there was an ability to do what I was doing at a big firm in a small firm setting. I think Faber offers an extraordinary optimization of intellectual challenge, professional time commitment, working environment and culture, and financial reward.”