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Stephen Charkoudian

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Goodwin

Position

Partner

Career

Steve Charkoudian is a partner and chair of Goodwin Procter’s Technology Transactions Practice and a member of the firm’s Technology Companies Group. Mr. Charkoudian concentrates on technology and intellectual property transactions, including technology transfers and licensing; collaboration, strategic alliance and joint development agreements; open source issues; and due diligence and other intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital and private equity transactions. He is a regular contributor to Founder's Workbench and frequently speaks to start-ups and early-stage companies about IP issues.

Education

J.D., 1992 American University Washington College of Law (cum laude) B.A., 1987 Boston College (cum laude)


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Goodwin primarily acts for technology and life sciences clients, both domestic and international. Due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions, financings and public offerings are as much part of the team's experience as stand-alone technology transactions, including strategic alliances and collaboration agreements. A recent standout instruction saw Stephen Charkoudian, who jointly heads the practice in Boston with Kingsley Taft, advise Kind on its strategic partnership with Mars. Former DLA Piper LLP (US) practitioner Shane Albright joined in Silicon Valley, while Jonathan Schur joined the New York team from Dechert LLP. Noelle Dubiansky in Washington DC and Bethany Withers in Boston made partner. Other clients include Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Crispr Therapeutics and WiTricity.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

Within: Leading lawyers

Stephen G. Charkoudian - Goodwin

Within: Technology transactions

Goodwin handles M&A involving complex licensing, patent and software issues, and also has expertise in standalone commercial transactions including software leasing agreements and technology development contracts. Pre-empting a planned public offering, the firm advised software company Qualtrics on its $8bn acquisition by SAP. John J. Egan acted for internet software company AppNexus in the negotiation of an agreement to join AT&T’s advertising and analytics platform. Further, the firm advised software company Kensho Technologies on its sale to S&P Global for an aggregate purchase price of $550m. Other key figures include joint practice heads Kenneth J. Gordon and Silicon Valley-based Anthony J. McCusker, Stephen G. Charkoudian, and Robert E. Bishop and Robert G. Kester, who are rated for their ability to ‘drive a deal to a successful close’. Jon M. Novotny and Joshua Cook joined the San Francisco office from Gunderson Dettmer LLP in October 2018, while Washington DC-based Julie K. Tibbets joined from Alston & Bird LLP in February 2018. Named lawyers are based in Boston unless stated otherwise.

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