Glynna Christian


Silicon Valley, New York

Glynna Christian, Co-Head of Orrick’s Global Technology Transactions practice, advises both emerging and established companies, serving as a trusted adviser in deal-making across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses.

Glynna has more than 20 years' experience advising clients on emerging and transformative technology, communications, media and data transactions that are strategic to her clients’ businesses. She advises clients in connection with

  • launching new technology and digital products, including wearable devices, big data products, payment solutions, mobile app services, Internet security services and Internet registry services;
  • transforming traditional business models and internal service delivery models to digital models relying on cloud, data (including Artificial Intelligence) and mobility; and
  • providing subject-matter expertise in M&A, financings, public offerings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.
An active and sought-out thought leader, Glynna has lectured for a variety of professional organizations and written numerous articles on technology and digital transactions.
    • A global financial services company with the white labeling of AI‑driven digital concierge services.
    • A global payments provider with data protection issues in moving to a cloud-based business model.
    • The leading provider of internet infrastructure services in the negotiation of a first-of-its-kind agreement for Internet root zone maintenance functions.
    • A UK-based company offering an Augmented Reality mobile app with its first partnership agreement in the United States for the resale of an image-recognition/augmented reality technology platform.
    • Global financial services company with the launch of its first-ever online checkout for card members to check out quickly at participating online merchants; multiple agreements for the acquisition from third parties of technology functionality, card printing and mailing services, and transaction processing services for two new card products; its global rewards and loyalty services that it provides to its business customers on an outsourcing and white-label basis; the acquisition of business process management software technology for use in developing new, cutting-edge algorithms and processes for customer service; the outsourcing of its entire technology platform, call center support, and printing/mailing for its online savings account product with more than $40 billion in its accounts; acquiring a cloud-based consumer loan management platform; and a multibillion-dollar outsourcing of application development and maintenance.
    • Multiple companies in different industries in technology acquisitions and outsourcings, including acquisition of a digital marketing platform to support a guest experience across all digital touchpoints, a $250 million IT infrastructure outsourcing, and a $3 billion ADM outsourcing.
    • The oldest clothing retail and manufacturer in the United States with its global technology transformations—from completely redesigned e-commerce platforms, to global distribution and fulfillment, to cutting-edge point-of-sale systems, to product development and lifecycle management solutions, to SAP financial solutions and HR management solutions.
    • The largest independent production company in the United States with the creation of a joint venture entity for the production of scripted television and two strategic investments for digital content creation.