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John Lynn

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John Lynn is the head of Kirkland's west coast Technology & IP Transactions Practice. John's practice focuses on the acquisition, financing and sale of intellectual property and technology-focused businesses. John is on the forefront of understanding the complex relationships between intellectual property and technology, on the one hand, and business matters and risk, on the other hand. The goal of John's practice is to efficiently understand and address client needs, monitor and advise on risk, and remain focused on changes in the legal and business markets that affect technology and intellectual property.

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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