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Vladimir Khodosh

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Vladimir Khodosh is a partner whose practice is focused on technology transactions. Vladimir has handled a variety of licensing, product development, and business outsourcing deals. Vladimir has counseled clients on intellectual property and information technology aspects of corporate transactions, including in the merger, acquisition, and bankruptcy contexts. Vladimir, a registered patent attorney, relies significantly on his software and other product development experience in representing clients in transactions.


Prior to practicing law, Vladimir was a systems analyst and manager of information systems at a metrology laboratory. Vladimir was also a partner at a software development company, designing education assistance software for students.


International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (Certified Outsourcing Professional).


J.D., University of Illinois College of Law; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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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