Erin Hanson

Partner, New York



Erin Hanson is a partner in the Firm's Technology Transactions Practice within the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Global Intellectual Property Group. She is also a member of the Firm's Global Technology Industry Core Group.

Erin offers clients legal and commercial advice across the spectrum of standalone intellectual property and technology transactions as well as on the intellectual property and technology aspects of M&A, private equity and other corporate transactions. Her work includes representing large corporations, including major technology companies, and financial institutions in matters ranging from technology development, licensing and distribution, to strategic outsourcing, joint ventures and co-development. Erin has also gained valuable experience working on secondment at a global technology company.

Erin's clients benefit from her strong international experience, having practiced in both Australia and the United States. Prior to joining White & Case, Erin was a Senior Associate at one of the Australian offices of another Multinational Law Firm headquartered in Hong Kong.

Erin was recently named a "Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions by The Deal (2020). Erin is also listed as a “Recognized Individual” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 (2020) and is a recipient of a "40 under 40 Emerging Leaders Award" by The M&A Advisor (2019).

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Queensland, Australia
University of Queensland
University of Queensland


Facebook in connection with various intellectual property, product, content, and technology transactions.

Facebook in connection with its new Portal devices and service.

Intel Corporation in connection with a series of acquisitions, divestures and other projects in sectors such as autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things.

Iconix Brand Group in the US$345 million sale of its entertainment division to DHX Media, which includes an 80 percent controlling interest in the Peanuts branded business and 100 percent of the Strawberry Shortcake business.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) in two joint ventures with Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company. The joint ventures provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa and Brazil, and will continue to provide unserved and underserved communities with reliable, high-speed Internet services.

Avon Rubber p.l.c., a UK-listed innovative technology group, specialising in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) and respiratory protection systems, on its strategic acquisition of 3M’s ballistic-protection business in the United States.

Awards and Recognition

Recognized Individual, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, 2020

"Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions, The Deal, 2020

"Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions, IFLR, 2020

Recipient of a "Emerging Leaders Award" for Mergers & Acquisitions, The M&A Advisor, 2019