Helga L. Leftwich

Partner, Hutchison PLLC


Helga L. Leftwich is a partner and member of Hutchison PLLC’s Executive Committee. She advises early-stage and established companies on corporate, securities and transactional matters over a broad range of industries, including the biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, advanced materials, software and health care services industries.

Leftwich’s areas of specialization include corporate, venture capitaland other equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, equity and executive compensation and securities law. Over the course of her career, she has represented a range of clients in connection with their initial public offerings and has advised both public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and securities law matters.

After beginning her legal career with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in
Raleigh, N.C., Leftwich joined Hutchison when it was formed in 1996.


J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., Duke University

Professional Memberships
Best Lawyers in America, recognized annually since 2005;
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, 2001 to 2010; Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Compensation Committee, Council of Entrepreneurial Development (CED); Co-Chair, Practice Enhancement Committee, CED Venture Conferences, 2002 and 2003;Conference Co-Chair, CED Biotech Conference, 2003; Chair, Company Recruitment Committee, CED Venture Conference, 2004; Chair, Angel Investor Retreat Steering Committee, CED Venture Conference, 2007; Company Recruitment Committee, SEBIO Investor Forum, 2009, 2010;
Charter Member, TiE Carolinas; Board of Directors, NC Biofuels Center; Advisory Board, Business Leaders Exchange;
North Carolina Museum of Art Business Friends; Business Law and Science and Technology Sections, American Bar Association; Executive Committee, Business Law Section Council, NC Bar Association, 2002-2003; Technology Committee, Wake County Bar Association