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Edward Sadtler

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Edward Sadtler focuses his practice on a wide variety of transactions in which intellectual property and technology are important, with a particular focus on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, secured lending and restructuring-related matters. He also advises clients in the negotiation of licensing, joint venture, strategic alliance, software, IT services, manufacturing, and distribution and supply agreements. Edward's practice includes counseling clients on various aspects of intellectual property, including the transfer, clearance, protection and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and rights of publicity. His experience extends to a broad range of industries and encompasses companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to early-stage start ups. Edward also serves as the Co-Coordinator of Kirkland’s New York pro bono program and Co-Chair of the LGBT Subcommittee of the Firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.; Columbia University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude with departmental honors.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a large and experienced technology transactions practice which collaborates closely with the firm’s corporate, private equity and restructuring attorneys. Chicago-based Daniel Lewis, Matthew Lovell and Neil Hirshman acted for funds advised by Apax Partners in the $200m acquisition of 3M’s electronic monitoring business; and Seth Traxler advised Grubhub on its $287.5m acquisition of Yelp’s online food-ordering business, Eat24. The team also advised Blackstone-affiliated private equity funds on the $4.8bn acquisition of Aon’s technology-enabled benefits and human resources platform; assisted Bioreclamation, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, with the creation of a joint venture for the procurement of bio-specimens and related clinical and testing data. Other key Chicago advisers include Vladimir Khodosh, Gregg Kirchhoefer, Aaron Lorber, Matthew Lovell, Jeffery Norman PC and Min Wang, while Edward Sadtler, David MacDonald and Lisa Samenfeld are highly rated New York practitioners. In San Francisco, John Lynn is also widely praised.

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