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(CA) Palo Alto, Technology Transactions Associate - Morrison & Foerster


We have an urgent need for a Technology Transactions Associate in the Palo Alto office.

Position Overview
Specialized skills are needed to negotiate transactions involving the development, purchase, sale, or licensing of technology. Expertise in both intellectual property and commercial law is required, as well as business acumen and knowledge of industry best practices.

Ideal Candidate
Strong knowledge of intellectual property law and 2 - 4 years of drafting and negotiation experience with a wide variety of technology transactions including:
  • licensing, outsourcing, software technology development, and professional services (reseller and distribution) agreements
  • e-commerce, media and entertainment deals, data security and privacy matters, and
  • IP due diligence work in M&A and financing transactions or other complex procurement projects.
Strong academic credentials at a top-tier law school are highly valued.

A technical background (e.g., a science degree or computer programming experience) is a plus but, not required. Above all else, we are looking for lawyers who have strong IP and technology transactions experience and are enthusiastic about the practice.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. 

A strong work ethic and excellent leadership skills will add to your success on our team.

Bar admission in California is preferred.

Who We Are
For many years, Morrison & Foerster has been recognized as one of the world’s leading law firms handling complex technology transactions. We work regularly with clients in industries as diverse as biotechnology, chemicals, entertainment, financial services, hardware, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices, semiconductor, software, telecommunications and video games. We are experienced in addressing complex, multi-jurisdictional issues relating to privacy and data security. Our expertise in technology transactions is particularly deep in highly regulated areas, such as financial services and healthcare.