Sophie Rich

Sophie Rich

Key Details

Sophie Rich
Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Technology


Sophie Rich is the head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ life sciences practice. She qualified in 1989 and became a partner at the firm in 1996. Her career has focused on very high value and technically complex patent actions for originator pharmaceutical and other technology-driven companies. Her clients include Sanofi, AbbVie and Roche and she has been involved in a number of the precedent setting actions in the patent field. She has extensive experience of litigation in other European countries and frequently acts as the lead partner on pan-European patent enforcement actions.