Gibson Dunn Adds Technology Transactions Partner Carrie LeRoy in Silicon Valley

February 12, 2018

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Carrie LeRoy has joined the firm as a partner in the Palo Alto office.  Previously a partner with White & Case LLP, she will continue her intellectual property and technology transactions practice, focusing on complex IP licensing, cross-border and commercial transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

“We are very pleased to have Carrie join our firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “There’s an increasing need from the firm’s clients for strategic advice regarding their intellectual property.  Carrie has a high profile in the tech community and will be an outstanding addition to our team.  Her excellent technical skills as an IP transactional lawyer will be greatly valued by our clients.”

“Carrie is well-connected and highly respected in Silicon Valley,” said Benjamin Wagner, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Palo Alto office.  “She has experience both in-house and in private practice and is excellent in both negotiating complex transactions and in advising clients regarding IP licensing strategies.  She will add depth to our technology transactions practice and this growing area.”

“I am excited to join Gibson Dunn’s leading technology transactions practice and to broaden my client base,” said LeRoy.

About Carrie LeRoy

LeRoy advises on all aspects of intellectual property and technology transactions, with an emphasis on IP matters related to complex, cross-border corporate transactions such as M&A, asset purchases, joint development and IP divestitures; development and license agreements; patent and other technology license agreements; outsourcing; and strategic collaborations.  She regularly provides counseling with respect to ownership, protection and monetization of intellectual property rights, open source software policies and contamination issues and data privacy.  She also advises on a variety of commercial transactions, including original equipment manufacturer, reseller, distributor, sales representative, services, manufacturing and supply agreements.

Her clients have ranged from Fortune 100 companies to emerging technology companies.  She has experience in a number of technology-focused industries, including semiconductors, electronics, software, e-commerce, social media, fintech, data storage, financial services and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining White & Case, LeRoy practiced with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 2007 to 2016.  From 2005 to 2007, she was a senior corporate counsel for Marvell Semiconductor, handling IP and commercial transactions.

She received her law degree in 2000 from University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was Symposium Editor of the California Law Review.