Glynna Christian, Co-Head of Orrick’s Global Technology Transactions practice, helps clients navigate complex legal issues and mitigate business risks associated with emerging and transformative technology and data.

Glynna has more than 20 years' experience advising clients in corporate and commercial deals across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses, including:

  • launching new technology and digital products, including blockchain, autonomous and connected vehicles, wearable devices, 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, blockchain, data (including Artificial Intelligence) and mobility; and 
  • M&A, financings, public offerings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.

Glynna co-leads the firm’s Autonomous and Connected Vehicles working group and also participates in the firm’s AI and blockchain working groups. An active and sought-out thought leader, she regularly speaks with clients and professional organizations on technology and data matters.

    • Alta Motors on its collaboration with Harley-Davidson on electric motorcycle technology and new product development.
    • One of the world’s largest automakers in connection with acquiring a high-performance AI computer platform to power advanced autonomous driving systems.
    • 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.

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