Representative Experience

  • Advised Fortem Technologies, a leader in AI-enabled airspace security and safety, in private financing by venture investors Data Collective and Signia Venture Partners.
  • Advising leading national security defense contractor Parsons on strategic investments in AI-supported technologies, including its acquisition and integration of Polaris Alpha’s machine learning, data, video, multi-source analytics.

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  • Advised BlueData Software Inc.—a software platform for deploying artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics—in its sale to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
  • Advised a world-leading educational institution in a series of strategic transactions with IBM involving Watson, smart campuses and IT outsourcings.
  • Advise one of the top five global leaders in robotic process automation (RPA) on strategic technology licensing and services agreements in connection with its RPA and artificial intelligence product offerings.
  • Represented Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based medical genetics company, in its intent to acquire Jungla Inc., an AI-driven biotech company, for approximately $50 million.

Practice Area Highlights

  • Integral to the growth of Silicon Valley startups for over four decades, our Emerging Growth & Venture Capital teams advise leading-edge AI companies, including Fortem Technologies, Petametrics and Sambanova Systems.  
  • Recognized as a Tier 1 law firm in middle market M&A by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2019, our deal teams help technology startups and established companies maximize the value of AI technology in strategic transactions.
  • IAM Patent 1000 identified our Intellectual Property group as being at “the cutting edge of developments in … software, blockchain and artificial intelligence” in its 2019 review of the world’s leading patent firms.

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  • Among the world’s top-tier outsourcing firms, according to Chambers Global 2019, our integrated consulting/legal advisory teams are experienced with allocating data rights issues specific to AI in technology transactions.
  • Our International Trade team, recognized as CFIUS experts nationwide by Chambers USA, guides transactions involving critical technologies for AI through reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
  • Cited by Law360 as the Government Contracts Practice Group of the Year in 2017 and 2018, we are a go-to advisor to technology companies serving the public sector’s increasing investments in AI.