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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 862 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 862 2200
Web:
https://www.kirkland.com

Daniel Lewis

Tel:
Work +1 312-862-7149
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Daniel focuses on structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions involving technology or intellectual property, including mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, outsourcing (BPO and ITO), joint ventures and strategic alliances, pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing, telecommunications, software development and implementation, and licensing (software, SaaS, technology, patent, and brand licenses).

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with Honors; University of Michigan, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering and Industrial & Operations Engineering.


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Outsourcing

Within: Outsourcing

Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago was one of the first firms to move into the outsourcing space in the 1980s and it is known for the ‘deep bench of experienced lawyers’ in its technology and IP transactions group, who can ‘get deals done quickly and efficiently’. Outsourcing is a key focus for the group and co-chairs Gregg Kirchhoefer and Neil Hirshman are recognised as experts in the field. Kirchhoefer and rising star Aaron Lorber acted for healthcare billing and revenue cycle management services provider Accretive Health in the renegotiation of its master services agreement with its largest client, which involved $6bn in revenue and the rebadging of 8,000 employees as part of a ten-year deal. Work for buy-side clients included assisting Patterson Medical Holdings with an information technology outsourcing (ITO) arrangement with NTT Data. Matthew Lovell and Daniel Lewis are also recommended.

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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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