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Lisa Samenfeld

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Lisa Samenfeld is a lead partner in Kirkland’s New York Technology & IP Transactions group. Lisa's practice focuses on international and domestic intellectual property and information technology transactions, including licensing, research, development, marketing, manufacturing, supply, distribution and service agreements and product acquisitions, collaborations, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Lisa's experience also includes advising clients in connection with the enforcement, protection, maintenance, acquisition, use, divestiture and exploitation of intellectual property rights and handling the intellectual property and information technology aspects of private equity and other general corporate transactions. She represents companies in a variety of fields, including in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, solar, software, manufacturing, retail and consumer product industries.


New York University School of Law, J.D.; Hamilton College, B.A., magna cum laude.

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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