Joanna Pearce


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2018, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Managing Editor, SMU Law Review

B.S., Texas A&M University - Commerce, 2012, magna cum laude


Texas, 2018


Joanna Pearce is an associate in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses primarily on transactional and regulatory matters related to the food, drug, healthcare, and life sciences industries. She is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate transactional practice, and regularly assists clients with navigating the intersection of regulatory issues and broader business concerns.

Before going to law school, Joanna obtained a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University–Commerce, and spent nearly a decade working in animal healthcare. Because of her background in life sciences and agriculture, Joanna is equipped to assist clients with a broad spectrum of considerations related to operating in heavily regulated industries. Joanna’s representative experience at Haynes and Boone has included assisting clients across many industries with business transactions, product recalls, supply chain and distribution agreements, federal and state regulatory compliance issues, and product development considerations.


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