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DLA Piper LLP (US)

2000 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214, USA
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Work +1 650 833 2000
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Fax +1 650 833 2001
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Victoria Lee

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Work +1 650 833 2091
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Technology aned Sourcing

Position

Partner; Global Co-Chair, Technology Sector

Career

Vicky Lee has been practicing in DLA Piper's Technology and Sourcing group for more than 25 years. She focuses on representation of emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions in the software and semiconductor industry, as well as a variety of other industry sectors.

Vicky has extensive experience in developing strategies for clients to protect, license and exploit their intellectual property assets. Her practice includes structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial and intellectual property agreements, such as:

-License agreements for patents, software, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets

-Agreements for product distribution, including OEM, distribution, sales representative and reseller agreements

-Manufacturing and purchase and supply agreements

A significant component of Vicky's practice includes advising clients on open source business models and compliance issues, and she has substantial experience in representing both customers and service providers in cloud computing transactions. She also has significant experience assisting clients in the intellectual property aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, spin-ins and spin-outs.

Education

JD, University of California at Davis; BA, University of California at Davis


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Leading lawyers

Victoria Lee - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Technology: transactions

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘excellent team provides considerable value and has a deep understanding of clients' businesses and sensitivities’. It acts for clients involved in cleantech, computer hardware, software, games and entertainment, online commerce and new media, IT, semiconductors, and telecoms. The practice acted for private equity firm ABRY Partners in its sale of Datapipe, and advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its lead role in a Series E investment into Guardant Health, a biotech company that sells blood tests to track and potentially detect cancer. Silicon Valley-based joint global technology chair Victoria Lee is highly rated for her IT, IP and technology transactions experience; and global technology transactions and strategic sourcing co-chair Vinny Sanchez divides his time between Chicago and Century City. Frank Ryan in New York and Northern Virginia’s Eric Grossman are also notable.

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