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Vladimir Khodosh

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Vladimir Khodosh is a partner whose practice is focused on technology transactions. Vladimir has handled a variety of licensing, product development, and business outsourcing deals. Vladimir has counseled clients on intellectual property and information technology aspects of corporate transactions, including in the merger, acquisition, and bankruptcy contexts. Vladimir, a registered patent attorney, relies significantly on his software and other product development experience in representing clients in transactions.


Prior to practicing law, Vladimir was a systems analyst and manager of information systems at a metrology laboratory. Vladimir was also a partner at a software development company, designing education assistance software for students.


International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (Certified Outsourcing Professional).


J.D., University of Illinois College of Law; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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 San Francisco-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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