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Ingrid Rechtin provides strategic legal advice to public and private companies in the life sciences, technology, energy, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors, ranging from start-ups to global corporations.

Her experience includes:

  • joint ventures
  • mergers and acquisitions, including product divestitures
  • venture capital investments (including corporate venture capital)
  • financings, including development funding transactions
  • licensing and complex commercial transactions
  • general corporate matters.

In addition, Ms. Rechtin has advised on numerous strategic investments in IP, including acquisitions and divestitures of patent portfolios and complex patent monetization transactions.

  • Sanofi in the negotiation and drafting of a collaboration agreement and joint venture with Google Life Sciences (now Verily) for the development of digital technology and tools for diabetes.
  • Multiple global pharmaceutical companies in their product divestitures, including sales of manufacturing facilities.
  • Multiple global life sciences, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods companies in their corporate venture capital investments into start-ups, including related strategic and commercial rights agreements.
  • Microsoft in various strategic transactions, including:
    • its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services Business;
    • its $1.1 billion acquisition of 800 patents from AOL, and its $550 million sale to Facebook of the right to acquire a portion of the AOL portfolio;
    • its patent monetization transaction with Nokia and Core Wireless involving 2000+ wireless patents; and
    • its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype.
  • A transportation network company, in matters relating to IP strategy.

Pro Bono

  • A victim of human trafficking, in her successful application for a T Visa.
  • An Iraq war veteran, in his application for Combat Related Special Compensation.
  • Four national spinal cord injury organizations, in connection with their merger.
  • Member of Model Power Purchase Agreement working group for Solar Energy Industry Association.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Corporations Committee, Vice-Chair (2010-2012); Member (2008-2012)
  • Legal 500 US, Patents: M&A: Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2014, 2016-2017); Media, Technology, & Telecoms: Technology (2015, 2017); Portfolio Management and Licensing (2016); M&A: Corporate & Commercial (2015); M&A: Large Deals, and Technology: Transactions (2014)
  • The Recorder, “2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law"
  • Women in Law Hackathon (sponsored by Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law), Crowd Favorite Award for development and recommendation of adoption of the Mansfield Rule by Ms. Rechtin and her team (2016)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, M&A, Business/Corporate (2013-2019) and “Rising Star” (2012)
  • The Recorder, “50 Lawyers on the Fast Track” (2012)
  • Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award (2004)