Carrie LeRoy | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Carrie LeRoy

Partner, Silicon Valley

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A preeminent leader in intellectual property and technology transactions, Carrie LeRoy has been recognized by leading California publications, including being named among The Recorder’s 2016 “Women Leaders in Technology Law,” the Daily Journal’s 2016 “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2015 “Women of Influence.”


Carrie LeRoy advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property, technology and sourcing transactions, including development and license agreements, patent and other technology license agreements, outsourcing, joint ventures and strategic collaborations.

Clients benefit from Carrie's experience working within a range of sectors, with a particular focus on technology and cross-border transactions. Her extensive work for technology companies, including leading semiconductor and information technology companies, involves advising on the intellectual property aspects of a range of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset purchase, joint development and intellectual property divestitures. She also advises companies in the electronics, software, electronic storage, telecommunications, e-commerce and financial services sectors. She regularly handles a variety of commercial transactions, including original equipment manufacturer, reseller, distributor, sales representative, services, manufacturing and supply agreements. Another aspect of Carrie's practice includes intellectual property counseling, including with respect to the allocation of intellectual property ownership, protection and monetization of intellectual property rights, open source and data privacy.

Widely recognized as a leader in intellectual property transactions and an innovator in the industry, Carrie has been honored by a number of California's leading legal publications in recent years. The Daily Journal recognized Carrie as one of its 2016 "California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year" for her cutting-edge work with regard to a highly complex technology transaction valued at US$37 billion. That same year, she was also named to The Recorder's list of "Women Leaders in Tech Law." In 2015, she was selected by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of its "2015 Women of Influence," and in 2014, The Recorder presented her with an "Innovator Award" for a pro bono program she developed to educate teens on the laws relating to social media and technology usage.

Prior to joining White & Case, Carrie was counsel at an international law firm. Before that, Carrie worked in-house with Marvell Semiconductor as a senior intellectual property licensing attorney, where she negotiated and drafted a variety of inbound and outbound technology development, license and supply agreements, and advised on intellectual property matters.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley


  • English
  • French


Advised Intel Corporation on IP transactions and acquisitions of technology companies innovating in sectors such as artificial intelligence, digital media streaming, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Advised CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) in its $42 million acquisition of Conjur, Inc.

Advised Aixtron, Inc. in the sale of its ALD/CVD memory product line to Eugene Technology, Inc.

Advised NXP Semiconductors N.V. on its sale to Qualcomm Incorporated for stock and cash valued at $47 billion; *

Advised Intel Corporation on the sale of a majority interest in McAfee to private equity firm TPG for $3.1 billion and related licensing arrangements; *

Advised Nokia Corporation on the intellectual property aspects of the $7 billion sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft Corporation and acquisition of Avvenu for an undisclosed amount;*

Advised Broadcom Corporation on its $37 billion sale to AvadoTechnologies Limited; its $147 million sale of Ethernet controller-related assets and non-exclusive IP licenses to QLogic Corporation; its $195 million acquisition of BroadLight, Inc.; its $335 million acquisition of Provigent Inc.; its $316 million acquisition of Beceem Communications Inc.; its $123 million acquisition of Teknovus Inc.; its $3.7 billion acquisition of Net Logic Microsystems, Inc.; and its $164 million acquisition of LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation;*

Advised Dell Inc. on its $2.4 billion acquisition of Quest Software, Inc.;*

Advised MIPS Technologies, Inc. on the sale of its operating company to Imagination Technologies for $100 million and the sale of its patent portfolio to Bridge Crossing, LLC for $350 million and related patent licensing transactions;*

Advised Advantest Corporation on its $1.1 billion acquisition of Verigy Ltd.;*

Advised SanDisk Corporation on its $19 billion acquisition by Western Digital Corporation and its $327 million acquisition of Pliant Technology, Inc.;*

Advised Hitachi Global Storage Technologies n its $4.3 billion acquisition by Western Digital Corporation;*

Advised Visa Inc. on its $2 billion acquisition of CyberSource Corporation and in multiple intellectual property licensing arrangements; *

Advised Apple, Inc. on its $278 million acquisition of PA Semi; *

Advised Yahoo! Inc. on connection with its affiliate Yahoo!7’s acquisitions of Spreets Pty Ltd for $40 million and Maven Networks for $160 million and in strategic IP licensing matters;*

Advised Freescale Semiconductor on its sale to NXP for $12 billion; *

Advised Hoya Corporation on its $235 million sale of Hoya Magnetics Singapore Pte. Ltd. to Western Digital Corporation;*

Advised LSI Corporation on its sale to Avago Technologies for $6.6 billion;*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case.

Speaking Engagements

"Managing Cross-Border Acquisitions of Technology Companies", March 2017: The Association of Corporate Counsel,
Palo Alto, CA

"Rights of Photographers and Videographers – An Overview", August 24, 2016: ViewFind webinar on copyright

Segment on legal trends on social media misuse, "Privacy Piracy" with Mari Frank, December 8, 2014: KUCI 88.9 FM

"Law Department as Profit Center: Successful Patent Licensing Programs", May 21, 2014: Metropolitan Corporate Counsel,
Palo Alto, CA

"Software Licensing Basics: An Overview of Licensing Negotiation Points In the Technology Sector", April 15, 2014: Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal's Law & Tech Speaker Series,
Berkeley, CA

Carrie also serves as a regular speaker at Silicon Valley area high schools regarding the legal rights and obligations of youth and their parents and guardians in relation to social media and technology use.


  • Trends to Watch in Technology M&A, Intellectual Property Counselor, May 2009
  • Website User Agreements: Electronic Contracting Issues and Tips for Drafting, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California Business Law Practitioner, Winter 2013
  • How to Help Teens Understand Online Rights and Prevent Cyberbullying, BayAreaParent, May 1, 2014
  • Audrie's Law a Reminder of the Online Dangers for Teens, Daily Journal, October 21, 2014
  • Sex, Social Media and the Law, KQED, October 29, 2014
  • SB 838: Juveniles Tried as Adults for Sexual Assaults, Daily Journal, January 6, 2015

Awards & Recognition

Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, 2017

Women Leaders in Technology Law, The Recorder, 2016

California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award, Daily Journal, 2016

Women of Influence, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015

Innovator Award, The Recorder, 2014

US Innovative Lawyers, Financial Times, 2013

The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, 2009