Corporate Attorney Sarah Hibbard Joins Snell & Wilmer's San Diego Office
By: Snell & Wilmer
"We are excited to have Sarah join our team," said Jeffrey D. Morton, Co-Chair of the firm's Life Sciences & Medical Technology Industry Group. "Snell & Wilmer opened the San Diego office with a goal of growing all aspects of our life sciences practice. Adding Sarah's skills and experience to the office and our firm will continue to strengthen our depth and resources in that area."
Hibbard is a knowledgeable corporate attorney with a focus on the intersection of law, science and business. Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Hibbard was general counsel for a San Diego-based biotechnology company operating in the oncology space. She has experience working with C-suites and executives to help position companies for growth and acquisition in fast-paced environments, as well as counseling businesses in dealings with government agencies, legislators and other stakeholders.
Hibbard has strong ties to the San Diego community. She received her J.D. at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and her B.S. in business administration at San Diego State University. She is currently the Co-Vice Chair of Founder Forum for the San Diego chapter of Women in Bio, as well as being an active member of Athena, Women in STEM and Licensing Executive Society San Diego Chapter.
"It is clear through Sarah's actions and commitments that she values being a part of her community," said Steffi Gascón Hafen, who together with Morton, led the opening of the San Diego office last year as part of Snell & Wilmer's continued expansion in California. "It is these values that will help further our firm's long-standing commitment to the community."
The San Diego office was established in April 2020 to meet the growing needs of its clients in the region. Located in one of the top biotech centers in the United States, the office focuses on biotechnology law, as well as tax, private client services, and labor and employment services to a wide range of individuals, businesses, and industries.
About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 15 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.swlaw.com.