Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Glenn G. Nash is joining the firm in its Palo Alto office as a partner and as Global Co-Head of Sidley’s Technology Transactions practice. Mr. Nash, who is recognized as one of the leading IT and technology transactions lawyers in the world by Chambers Global and The Legal 500 US, brings to this role deep experience in the Internet, digital media, digital marketing, software, hardware, and information technologies industries. He focuses his practice on intellectual property matters and technology transactions, and provides counsel to companies establishing or expanding their business operations domestically and internationally.

“Having a leading technology transactions practice is critical to facilitating the type of partnering and collaborations that occur among today’s rapidly changing technology companies,” said Tom DeFilipps, managing partner of Sidley’s Palo Alto office. “With more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry, over 17 years of which have been in Silicon Valley, Glenn is a first-rate technology transactions partner who is highly respected in the community. The knowledge and understanding of the technology industry that he brings will allow us to enhance the strength of our existing practice and serve clients more effectively on our global platform.”

“Expanding our capacity in technology transactions is vital to serving clients in virtually all industries, both in the M&A context and otherwise”, said Thomas A. Cole, Co-Chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “Glenn will work closely with our current technology transactions partners throughout the firm, including current Global Co-Head Jeff Rothstein.”

Mr. Nash handles complex technology, content and intellectual property transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property acquisitions and spin outs, and other strategic collaborations. He advises clients on intellectual property ownership, use, acquisition, sale, license and protection, and structures and negotiates US and cross-border strategic transactions. He also handles the full array of commercial arrangements, including development, hosting, services, outsourcing, manufacturing, supply, distribution, marketing, advertising and promotions. Mr. Nash counsels companies expanding overseas on corporate structuring, intra-company agreements, customer arrangements, local law compliance and jurisdictional issues.

“Sidley’s rapidly growing presence in Silicon Valley combined with its strong international platform and transactional, litigation and regulatory practices will be assets to my clients,” said Mr. Nash. “I look forward to the continued development of my practice and to working with the firm to increase its reach in the global technology market.”

Sidley’s Palo Alto office serves information technology, life sciences and alternative energy clients in areas critical to emerging and established technology companies, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions and intellectual property litigation. Sidley’s Palo Alto lawyers focus on the technological and scientific discoveries that drive the global economy. In 2011, Sidley’s Intellectual Property practice was named the Intellectual Property Team of the Year at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence.


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