Orrick announced today that Daniel Forester has joined the firm as a partner in its IP Licensing & Technology Transactions practice, based in New York. He is the 6th partner addition to this practice since September. Daniel joins the firm from Davis Polk.
"Daniel is an exceptional lawyer who brings a depth of experience in a broad range of IP, privacy and tech transactions matters. Complex tech licensing is at the core of virtually every deal we do – and we've been hyper focused on building a world-class team," said Matthew Gemello, leader of Orrick's global Corporate practice.
Daniel advises clients on IP, privacy and technology issues arising from corporate and commercial transactions, such as data and IP development, acquisition and commercialization arrangements, M&A, joint ventures, financings, restructurings and capital market offerings. He also counsels clients on an array of cybersecurity, privacy and data security initiatives.
"Orrick has an incredibly deep tech & innovation platform and an impressive client roster that few firms can match. I'm excited to join the team of exceptional talent that they've assembled and support the firm in its mission to build the premier technology practice in the U.S. and globally," said Daniel.
Daniel is the latest in a series of lateral hires across the firm's Bay Area, Boston, London and Washington, D.C. offices who have joined the firm's IP Licensing & Technology Transactions practice, including Sarah Schaedler from Kirkland, Colleen McDuffie from Arnold & Porter, Shana Solomon, formerly the GC of Velocity Sciences, David Schulman from Dechert and Faraaz Samadi from Milbank.