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Jordan Herman

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Technology transactions in the life sciences, software, agriculture and energy industries, including, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and distribution arrangements, outsourcing and venture financing. Representative transactions include multibillion-dollar international outsourcing transactions, complex-cross boarder joint ventures, digital marketing and ecommerce agreements. Jordan Herman assists start-ups from formation to exit on corporate governance and contracting and counsels start-ups and multinational companies in connection with privacy and data security.


Joined Baker Botts in January 1999 and became partner in 2005. Previously, Mr. Herman clerked for the Honorable James M. Rosenbaum, former Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Minnesota




State Bar of Texas, Privacy Committee Past Chair


Washington University, AB, with honors, 1991; Moritz College of Law (Ohio State University) JD, with honors, 1996


Boating, travel, family, friends and food.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

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Baker Botts L.L.P. acts for significant market participants in the fields of mass media, telecoms, biotech and IT, as well as application software, communications equipment and semiconductors. The firm’s transactional attorneys handle the full range of corporate, securities and financing matters, including public and private securities offerings, institutional and other specialized financing, M&A deals, and joint ventures. The team advised Dell Technologies on an investment in an emerging open source cloud software company; assisted T3 with the negotiation of mobile app development and internet advertising agreements, as well as a supply, license and joint venture agreement; and advised Oxford Nanopore Technologies on dozens of commercial and licensing agreements, including distribution agreements with distributors in China, India and Russia, and patent licenses with universities throughout the world. Dallas-based Samantha Hale Crispin is the firm-wide technology sector chair; and Jordan Herman chairs the Austin corporate department.

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