Daren Orzechowski | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Daren Orzechowski
Daren Orzechowski

Daren Orzechowski

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Daren Orzechowski “devise[s] game-changing outsourcing and patent licensing strategies.”

IAM Patent 1000 2014


Daren is a partner in the Technology Transactions Practice within the Firm's Intellectual Property Group. He represents clients from a variety of industries, including information technology, consumer products, mobile devices, fashion and sports, and he regularly assists with intellectual property strategies and licensing.

Both large corporate and start-up clients seek his advice regarding data privacy and transactions involving the acquisition, development, transfer and licensing of intellectual property, brands, information technology, software, hardware, data and other content. He also has several years' experience dealing with open source code issues.

Daren has an extensive track record in mergers and acquisitions, strategic sourcing arrangements and day-to-day operational matters. This work typically relates to product development and supply chain issues for devices and cloud-based solutions, as well as complex international joint ventures and corporate transactions often involving integration issues. He has also handled a variety of trademark-focused matters related to the acquisition and exploitation of well-known brand portfolios and sponsorship relationships.

Prior to focusing on transactional work, Daren litigated intellectual property disputes in courts and tribunals throughout the United States. This experience gives him a unique perspective, which he is able to leverage in his transactional practice.

Daren frequently speaks and writes about technology, privacy and intellectual property matters. He has been quoted in a variety of major publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The National Law Journal. He has also been a regular contributor to White & Case's Technology Newsflash, authoring articles and updates on the latest technology, outsourcing and privacy legal issues and trends affecting businesses today.

He is an active member of several leading associations, including the American Bar Association (including the ABA's Intellectual Property Law and Science & Technology Law Sections) and the International Trademark Association. Daren is also an officer of the Technology Law Section of the International Bar Association.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Western District of New York


  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • BA, Tufts University


  • English



Representation of Intel Corporation in a series of acquisitions of technology companies innovating in sectors such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, semiconductors, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT), including the following transactions: Acquisition of an AI/deep learning software company; Acquisition of a German drone company with autopilot and anti-collision technologies; Acquisition of a Russian company with IoT, computer vision and autonomous vehicle technologies; Acquisition of an Italian IoT and self-driving safety technology company; and Asset purchase of a pan-Asian mobile chip business.


Representation of EchoStar Corp. in the exchange of its EchoStar Technologies businesses for the Hughes Retail Group (HRG) tracking stock owned by DISH Network Corp.  The transaction was effectively a carve-out M&A transaction in which we assisted with reorganizing and replacing and in some cases cross-licensing valuable intellectual property and information technology assets for the separated businesses.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Representation of brand management company Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Iconix) in the US$345 million sale of its entertainment division to DHX Media Ltd. Iconix’s entertainment division included an 80 percent controlling interest in the Peanuts branded business, including content featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and other well-known characters, and 100 percent of the Strawberry Shortcake business and its related characters. The remaining 20 percent interest in Peanuts, which is licensed in more than 100 countries, will continue to be held by the family of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts. Strawberry Shortcake has more than 350 licenses.


Representation of Salesforce.com in connection with a licensing and alliance arrangement with Thomson Reuters, to provide access to Thomson Reuters' vast collection of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. The transaction allowed for the announcement of a new, improved Sales Cloud1group of mobile apps and will deliver the power of Reuters news directly into Salesforce.com's offerings, as well as the mobile devices of sales reps everywhere who use its leading (CRM) Customer Relationship Management technology.


Representation of Google in connection with various intellectual property licensing and strategy matters.


Representation of Salesforce.com in connection with a License and Strategic Alliance Agreement with Dun & Bradstreet. The agreement, originally entered into in 2011, allowed for the creation of a new 'Data-as-a-Service' offering called Data.com. This effectively merged the crowd-sourced personal contact information database of Salesforce.com's legacy brand, Jigsaw with Dun & Bradstreet's company level information database, allowing Data.com customers to build and maintain individual customer profiles with current corporate competitive intelligence. The offering has been so successful that it has been elevated to Salesforce.com's highest level suite of enterprise CRM offerings. The Firm assisted Salesforce.com with various matters relating to this relationship with Dun & Bradstreet, since it began.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA)

Representation of BBVA in connection with a multi-year marketing, sponsorship and advertising relationship with the National Basketball Association (NBA), the NBA Development League and WNBA.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Ongoing representation of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. in connection with various matters, including the sale and exclusive license of the SHARPER IMAGE brand, a transaction which involved together with Madonna's, the creation of a Material Girl-branded line of clothing as well as and the creation of a joint venture with a Hong Kong-based company to expand Iconix's business in Asia.

Powermat Technologies Ltd.

Representation of Powermat Technologies in connection with a strategic license and collaboration agreement with Flextronics to embed Powermat's wireless charging technology in electronics.

Altria Group, Inc. (Altria)

Representation of Altria in negotiating a strategic alliance through a series of agreements with Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI). Following this alliance, PMI will license and distribute Altria's vapor technology-based e-cigarettes outside the United States, while Altria will license and distribute PMI's alternative heated tobacco e-cigarette product within the United States.

DensBits Technologies Ltd.

Representation of DensBits Technologies Ltd., a start-up company specializing in certain flash-based memory technology, in connection with a strategic license agreement with Seagate concerning the development of low-cost, high-performance solid state drives.

SoftBank Corp.

Representation of SoftBank Corp. in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with PayPal Pte. to bring PayPal Here, a global mobile payment solution, to Japan.

Corporativo Bimbo S.A. de C.V.

Representation of Corporativo Bimbo S.A. de C.V., a member of the Grupo Bimbo corporate family and its affiliates, in connection with a global information technology outsourcing to HP Enterprise Services LLC, the primary Hewlett Packard entity responsible for the outsourcing business of EDS. This transaction enabled our client to safely migrate to various new cloud computing technologies and platforms, and it remains one of the largest ever outsourcing arrangements in Latin America.

Speaking Engagements

"How Recent Supreme Court and other Federal Cases May Impact Your Tech Transactions and IP Agreements", November 19, 2015: Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) – San Francisco Bay Chapter's conference entitled "Deal or No Deal"

"Cornerstones of Success for IT Services Contracts", October 5, 2015 : International Bar Association Annual Conference, Technology Law Committee

"Going Mobile – Challenges in Delivering Mobile Technology to the Unconnected World", November 12, 2014: Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) – San Francisco Bay Chapter conference

"How to Succeed with Apps and Technology Development", September 1, 2014: IBA Silicon Valley from Start-Up to IPO/Exit Conference (The Growth of Venture Capital and Private Equity in Silicon Beach and Beyond)

"Legal Issues Raised by Data Security Breaches", June 2, 2014: ISACA New England Annual Conference

"Advising Start-Up Life Sciences and Technology Companies From Creation to Exit: Setting Up a Winning Team and Corporate Structure", October 2013: IBA Annual Conference

"Legal Bootcamp for Startups", November 2013: Columbia University, Columbia Entrepreneur's Organization (CEO)

"IP Issues in Latin America", August 2012: Americas Society and Council of the Americas Moderator, (panel discussion)

"Software as a Service Contract", November 2011: Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) – San Francisco Bay Chapter Conference

"Do I Have a Deal for You (A Mock Negotiation of Indemnification and Other Risk-Related Provisions)", November 12, 2010: Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) – San Francisco Bay Chapter's conference, (panel moderator)

"Consumer Protection, Data Portability and Competition", March 2010: Berkeley Center for Law & Technology conference on Emerging Law & Policy Issues in Cloud Computing, (panel moderator)

"Distinguishing the Cloud from the Fog: A Practical Legal Approach", May 2010: East Coast CIO Forum


Awards & Recognition

IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2016