SAN FRANCISCO — O’Melveny & Myers has snapped up an intellectual property transactions partner from Greenberg Traurig.
Heather Meeker, who spent a decade at Greenberg Traurig and served as comanaging shareholder in its Silicon Valley office, joined O’Melveny’s Menlo Park office as a partner Tuesday.
“Heather is among the most respected technology transactions lawyers in Northern California and beyond because of her unique blend of technical expertise and practical business advice,” firm Chairman Bradley Butwin said in a statement. “O’Melveny clients will benefit from Heather’s impressive skill set and decades of experience in a very complex area of law.”
Meeker, who was recognized as one of The Recorder’s 2013 Women Leaders in Tech Law, specializes in open source licensing requirements, representing clients in the software, communications, computer equipment and medical device industries. In 2008, she published a book on the topic. She also maintains a blog about current issues in open source software licensing.
Notable recent work over the past two years includes representing Chrysler Corp. on information technology procurement matters; advising Mozilla Corp. on negotiations to support the manufacturing rollout of Firefox; counseling Amazon.com Inc. on multiple technology business acquisitions; and working with Google Inc. on open source licensing matters in Oracle America v. Google.
Meeker said she was drawn to O’Melveny’s IP and transactional strength in Northern California. “I am very excited about this new step in my practice,” she wrote Monday on her blog.
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