September 29, 2017
Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack has been named among the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” of 2017 by the Daily Journal.
Ms. Ballack was credited with a leading-edge practice dedicated to helping technology companies on their complex and significant intellectual property transactions. Her recent accomplishments include advising on the technology and intellectual property aspects of Yahoo Inc.’s reverse spin-off and $4.48 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc.
Ms. Ballack had previously advised Yahoo on a series of acquisitions and developed in-depth understanding of Yahoo’s business and the value of its IP portfolio, the publication noted, making her a unique resource in the landmark Verizon transaction. Ms. Ballack led a core team of five attorneys whose first responsibility was strategizing the transfer of Yahoo’s domestic and international IP portfolio and other IP rights to a subsidiary in a reverse spin-off in connection with the sale, resolving a host of complex tech and IP issues.
With almost three decades’ experience, Ms. Ballack has developed sought-after expertise for every stage of the corporate life cycle. She advises the full spectrum of tech and biotech companies, from startups to multinational companies, the publication noted.