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.