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Audrey Reed

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Intellectual Property - Commercial


Audrey Reed is a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Intellectual Property, Media and Technology group and a member of the steering committees for our global IP Transactions practice and our U.S. Commercial practice. Audrey advises domestic and international clients of all sizes on the acquisition, development, protection, and commercialization of products and services. She counsels clients on outsourcing arrangements, licensing agreements, strategic alliances, corporate partnering and joint ventures, cloud computing arrangements, marketing and advertising agreements, services agreements, and all aspects of the supply chain including procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution arrangements. Audrey also advises companies on the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions involving technology and intellectual property assets.


Audrey counsels clients seeking to commercialize their intellectual property through joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering, assignment, licensing, and many types of consulting services. She regularly works on technology licenses, e-commerce transactions (including website development, hosting agreements and co-branding agreements), and general protection of intellectual property rights. She also advises clients regarding confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, outsourcing relationships, consulting agreements, and supply, distribution and reseller agreements.


Member, American Bar Association; Member, Virginia Bar Association.


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1998; B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1995.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Outsourcing

Hogan Lovells US LLP provides ‘timely, knowledgeable advice tailored to clients’ needs and has the excellent ability to draw on broad experience’. One client describes it as ‘a one-stop shop with experienced lawyers backed up by a fantastic regulatory group’. The firm handles the full spectrum of outsourcing transactions, including IT, BPO and manufacturing services, and climbs the ranking on the strength of key partners in Northern Virginia Zenas Choi, who ‘has deep industry insight’, and the ‘thoughtful and meticulous’ Michael Larner, and Denver-based David London, as well as Audrey Reed in Washington DC. The hire of John Brockland in San Francisco from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP adds significant expertise to the firm’s West Coast offering. Reed and Choi advised Estée Lauder on an ITO deal to transform its data center, networking and IT support functions.

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Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Hogan Lovells US LLP hired a highly regarded team of technology transaction experts from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, including Richard Climan, Keith Flaum, Jane Ross and Christopher Moore in Silicon Valley and John Brockland in San Francisco. The team is experienced in deals involving software, semiconductors, mobile communications, internet and e-commerce. Highlights included advising Marvell Technology Group on the IP, technology and corporate aspects of its $6bn acquisition of chipmaker Cavium. Other key advisers are Washington DC-based communications practice head Michele Farquhar; global M&A head William Curtin III, who works from the New York and Washington DC offices; Randy Segal, who is based in the Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Washington DC offices; and the firm’s US commercial practice head Audrey Reed, who divides her time between Washington DC and New York. Other recommended practitioners include Mark Brennan, Ari Fitzgerald, Trey Hanbury and Steven Kaufman in Washington DC; Silicon Valley-based Nathaniel Gallon; and Denver-based David London.

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