On February 22, 2022, the National Women’s Law Center joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Lacks v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Our brief supports the Lacks family’s claim of unjust enrichment against Thermo Fisher Scientific, a multi-billion-dollar biotechnology corporation that continues to profit from sales of the “HeLa” cells that were non-consensually and non-therapeutically harvested by white doctors at John Hopkins Hospital from Mrs. Henrietta Lacks’s cervix in the 1950’s. Our brief places Thermo Fisher Scientific’s actions within the disturbing history of systemic medical exploitation of poor, Black, and Indigenous people and argues that the discriminatory “norms” of the past must not insulate Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ongoing wrongful conduct from liability.