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Shellie Freedman

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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.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

Within: Technology transactions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has expertise in IT outsourcing, technology licensing agreements and patent transactions in the context of M&A deals. Jointly headed by Neil Hirshman and Chicago-based Seth Traxler, the team advised The Boeing Company on a joint venture and IP licensing agreement with Safran for the design and manufacture of aircraft auxiliary power unit systems. Further, Vladimir Khodosh assisted Accenture Digital in the licensing of satellite imagery and an internet of things development platform. The department has also seen a number of new joiners in 2018-2019: Adam Petravicius joined the team from Jenner & Block LLP, Kate Withers joined from Fenwick & West LLP, and Shellie Freedman joined the New York office from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Additionally, Matthew Colman was promoted to partner in October 2018. Edward Sadtler joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in April 2019. Named lawyers are based in Chicago unless stated otherwise.

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