Marisa B. Geiger


Marisa Geiger
Marisa Geiger is an associate in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Ms. Geiger participates in advising clients with respect to standalone intellectual property transactions and the intellectual property, privacy and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, such as corporate divestitures and spin-outs.

Ms. Geiger is experienced in structuring and negotiating agreements related to the licensing, acquisition, development, sale, use and commercial exploitation of intellectual property. In the context of corporate transactions, Ms. Geiger regularly coordinates and oversees complex IP and commercial due diligence investigations and often works closely with her client’s legal, technical and business teams to coordinate post-acquisition integration plans.

Ms. Geiger works with both financial and strategic clients, particularly those in the hardware, software, Internet, social media, semiconductor, consumer products, pharmaceutical and health care industries.

Ms. Geiger has been part of the teams advising on the technology and intellectual property aspects of the following matters:

  • Yahoo in its acquisitions of Tumblr, Inc., BrightRoll, Inc., Summly Limited, Flurry, Inc., MSKYNET, ThumbsUp Labs, Tomfoolery, Xobni Corporation,, UrbanQ, GhostBird Software Inc., AdMovate, Inc., Hitpost, Cooliris and PTCH.
  • Facebook in its $16 Billion acquisition of WhatsApp.
  • General Electric Company in its $3.3 Billion acquisition of Lufkin Industries.
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its acquisition of IBM’s semiconductor technology business.
  • Merz North America, Inc. in its $600 Million acquisition of Ulthera.
  • Vonage Holdings Corp. in its acquisition of iCore Networks and $25.25 Million acquisition of Simple Signal.
  • Twilio Inc. in its acquisition of Authy, Inc.
  • McGraw-Hill Companies in the divestiture of its education business.
  • Synopsys, Inc. in its acquisition of Protecode Incorporated
  • Advising clients, such as Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Yahoo, Dignity Health, Panasonic and InterHealth Nutraceuticals Incorporated, with respect to various technology and intellectual property related matters.

Prior to her arrival at Weil, she served as a law clerk for one year under the General Counsel of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Geiger joined Weil as a summer associate in 2009.

Ms. Geiger has provided pro bono legal services on behalf of numerous clients, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. She has received several awards in recognition of her pro bono work, including the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Award and the Weil Pro Bono Service Award.

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