Ms Shellie Freedman > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Shellie Freedman is a partner in Kirkland’s Technology & IP Transactions practice. She focuses her practice on complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, collaboration agreements, IP licenses, outsourcing arrangements and other strategic commercial contracts. Shellie has experience counseling clients in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, technology, financial services, insurance and media.

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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a strong record in the outsourcing space, with expertise in complex, multi-vendor outsourcing deals. In addition to handling the outsourcing of business processes, the practice draws on its experience of technology transactions to advise on IT outsourcings. The team is also frequently engaged to handle the outsourcing aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Neil Hirshman and Gregg Kirchhoefer offer particular expertise in technology transactions and Todd Herst handles outsourcing transactions across sectors including telecommunications, healthcare, insurance and consumer products. New York’s Shellie Freedman is another name to note with a focus on healthcare and life sciences. Lawyers mentioned are in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: licensing

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s extensive track record acting for licensors and licensees alike nourishes the practice with strong capabilities to negotiate mandates with a deep understanding of both perspectives. In addition to negotiating license agreements, the group is well versed in other commercial arrangements that are often implemented alongside of patent licensing deals, including joint development agreements, supply agreements, and service and technical assistance agreements. The team offers additional expertise in the development and implementation of patent licensing programs, often by way of corporate transactions. Key practitioners include David MacDonald in New York, who has a focus on pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; Chicago-based trio Russell Levine, Adam Petravicius, and Seth Traxler, who leads the technology & IP transactions practice; and Shellie Freedman in New York, whose background in molecular and cell biology provides her with additional insight into life sciences transactions.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional

Experts in transactions with intangible assets as their core, the team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a go-to for financial services company Blackstone on investments into the music sector, but also handles matters pertaining to video games and content production. From Chicago, Seth Traxler leads investments into media companies and recently advised The Carlyle Group in their acquisition of British video game studio Jagex. In New York, Shellie Freedman employs her expertise in agreements centered around IP and technology. Rory Wellever, previously at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, joined the Chicago office in June 2021; a specialist in software-related cases, he has worked substantially on matters for Blackstone.