David Rickerby - Representative Engagements

 

  • Drafting and negotiation of terms for the outsourcing of the hosting and advertising relationships for the websites of a Fortune 10 company.  

  • Advised social media advertising firm in regard to the legal scraping and use of user data, and related security and privacy issues.  

  • Representation of multiple newly private equity backed companies in restructuring of vendor relationships, and licensing and intellectual property practices. 

  • Secondment to public company in the cloud computing and enterprise software area to cover all manner of commercial agreements during maternity leave of in-house counsel. 

  • Advice, including in-house training for engineers, on the proper use of open source software for fabless semiconductor company. 

  • Negotiated license arrangement in divestiture by Nielsen Company of the Billboard Top 100 data. 

  • License from Ivy League university to start-up located in Silicon Valley and backed by Sand Hill Road venture funds. 

  • Led negotiation of software distribution deal valued at $5 billion between two top Silicon Valley companies. 

  • Renegotiation of license terms upon dissolution of joint venture between UK public company (our client) and US public company. 

  • Oversee open source diligence for brand name public mobile technology company in select M&A activities. 

  • Represented private equity fund in negotiating surviving licenses between two divisions being divested to separate entities for in excess of $100 million each. 

  • Review of IP licensing portfolio in conjunction with private equity firm purchase of data provider. 

  • Counsels numerous privately held companies with software and hardware solutions spanning most vertical markets. 

  • Leads the negotiation of full range of joint venture, strategic alliance, OEM, VAR, joint development and other technology partnering arrangements.