Matthew Berger > Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP > Palo Alto, United States > Lawyer Profile

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1801 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States

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Corporate & Financial Services


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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP combines a strong mix of financial services and technology expertise. The team is ‘well integrated across disciplines’, fielding several experienced corporate, regulatory, transactional and litigation lawyers. The regulatory side of the practice includes senior counsel Christopher Giancarlo, a former chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission who co-chairs the firm’s Digital Works practice and is ‘well known for his vast understanding and knowledge of the crypto space‘. Fellow digital works co-chair Conrad Bahlke is also noted for his good regulatory experience in crypto and blockchain. Washington DC-based regulatory partner Justin Browder is also ‘a brilliant lawyer with an acute business semse and an amazing service level‘. Clients, which include fintech providers, financial services companies and investment funds, also benefit from the firm’s transactional capabilities. Private equity co-chair Jeffrey Poss has a good track record representing investors while Matthew Berger in Palo Alto assists on related technology transactions and IP matters. The recruitment of David Luce, DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s former global co-chair, adds weight to an already strong group. Lawyers are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has an ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ team that is ‘always extremely responsive to requests for assistance‘. The Palo Alto office has an experienced group, including practice head Matthew Berger and partner Tiffany Lee, who are praised for their ‘keen understanding of the industry, its trends and the constantly evolving business landscape‘. The firm represents a selection of household name technology, social media and e-commerce companies, including Salesforce and Spotify. The team has had a longstanding relationship with Facebook/Meta, assisting with numerous development, services and infrastructure agreements. On the hardware side it represents LG Display on its agreements with consumer electronics companies for the manufacture and supply of displays. New York partner Eugene Chang also has an active IP licensing and outsourcing practice.