Orrick announced today that Julia Apostle has joined the firm as a partner in our IP Licensing and Technology Transactions practice, based in Paris. Julia is the 8th partner addition to this practice over the last 9 months which has grown across the firm's Bay Area, Boston, New York, London, Düsseldorf and Washington, D.C. offices. She will also work closely with our Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation team. Julia joins the firm from Bredin Prat.
“Data, tech and IP are at the core of company strategy and deal strategy. We’ve added tremendous depth to our IP Licensing and Tech Transactions team around the world recently, and we’re thrilled to add Julia’s expertise in data privacy and complex technology to our European team,” said Matthew Gemello, leader of Orrick's global Corporate practice.
“Julia brings deep knowledge of the kinds of issues that tech companies face and how the regulatory landscape will impact business. She will be a tremendous asset to our clients – particularly as they enter new markets and require strategic tech and IP licensing advice,” added Patrick Tardivy, Co-Leader, with Emmanuel Benard, of Orrick’s Paris office.
Julia advises clients on strategic digital transactions and data privacy matters. She provides counsel on M&A deals that involve significant and complex technology issues, as well as on drafting and negotiating agreements covering data transfers, IT, software and brand licensing. Qualified as an IAPP CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe) and CIPT (Certified Information Privacy Technologist), Julia also provides compliance advice to large companies and startups in relation to GDPR and other data-related regulations in France and the EU. Julia is also very familiar with the commercial considerations clients face, having practiced in-house at Twitter, Financial Times and CBS for more than a decade.
“Orrick is a market leader in the tech & innovation space and has a stellar global platform. I’m incredibly excited to work with the team in Paris and around the world and collaborate with my new colleagues to establish a market leading practice,” said Julia.
Julia is the latest in a series of lateral hires who have joined the firm's IP Licensing & Technology Transactions practice, including Daniel Forester from Davis Polk, Sarah Schaedler from Kirkland, Colleen McDuffie from Arnold & Porter, Shana Solomon, formerly the GC of Velocity Sciences, David Schulman from Dechert, Faraaz Samadi from Milbank and Benedikt Migdal from Hengeler Mueller.