Olivia is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), with extensive experience advising clients on privacy and data security issues. She has played a lead role on Weil teams representing clients at all stages of the business life cycle, from emerging companies to global market leaders, on privacy and data security matters in corporate transactions, and in connection with government investigations and data breaches. She regularly advises clients regarding compliance with data privacy laws and regulations affecting various industries and jurisdictions, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and emerging U.S. state privacy laws, laws concerning biometric data, privacy and security requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and other regulatory rules, including under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. She advises global businesses on the interplay between U.S. and ex-U.S. privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU and UK.
- Advent International Corporation in numerous acquisitions and investments, including in Conservice, LLC and Thras.io, Inc. (n/k/a Thrasio, Inc.);
- Aman Group S.a.r.l. in its sale of a $900 million minority stake to Cain International and The Public Investment Fund, in a transaction that valued Aman at $3 billion;
- The Apax Digital Fund, as a lead investor, in a $170 million investment in Guesty, Inc.;
- Black Knight, Inc. in its acquisition of Optimal Blue LLC, in a transaction that implied an enterprise value of $1.8 billion;
- Blackstone in its $300 million acquisition of a minority stake in Recurrent Ventures Inc.; its $130 million acquisition of a minority stake in PayCargo, LLC (a portfolio company of Insight Partners); its acquisitions of Aqua Finance, Inc. and Certified Collectibles Group LLC and its investment in Vectra AI, Inc.;
- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a 61.2% stake in Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.;
- Brookfield Business Partners in its pending $8 billion sale of Westinghouse Electric Company;
- Churchill Capital Corp IV, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $11.75 billion merger with Lucid Motors;
- Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. in its $2.5 billion sale to Performance Food Group;
- CoStar Group in its $450 million acquisition of STR, Inc. and its acquisitions of Cozy Services, Ltd. and Ten-X, LLC;
- CPP Investments, together with Blackstone, in the acquisition of Advarra, Inc., in a deal that implies an Advarra enterprise value of $5 billion;
- DirecTV, LLC in its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities related to the advertising sales business segment of DirecTV;
- Goldman Sachs in its acquisitions of NextCapital Group, Inc. and Restaurant Technologies, Inc. and its $325 million investment in iSpot.tv;
- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc in its $960 million acquisition of Antares Pharma, Inc.;
- The Kroger Company in its pending $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc.;
- L’Oréal USA in its acquisition of Thayers Natural Remedies and its pending acquisition of Skinbetter Science;
- MGM Resorts International in its $450 million sale of the operations of Gold Strike Casino Resort to CNE (a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses); its $1.625 billion acquisition of the operations of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; and its pending $1.075 billion sale of the operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to Hard Rock International;
- Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) in its participation in an investment in Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and OTPP and TA Associates in the sale of a majority stake in Flexera Software LLC to Thoma Bravo, with OTPP and TA retaining minority stakes;
- PSG in numerous acquisitions and investments, including of Next Glass, Inc. and in Kenect, LLC, NoFraud, LLC DigitalEd, Propertybase, Searchspring, Semarchy SAS and Stylitics Inc.;
- Rakuten USA, Inc. in its acquisition of Curbside, Inc.;
- Redbox Entertainment Inc. in its sale to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.;
- Sanofi in its up to $470 million acquisition of Tidal Therapeutics, Inc.;
- SiriusXM in its acquisition of Team Coco;
- TCV in its acquisition, via tender offer and recapitalization, of a minority stake in Sojern Inc. and, as lead investor, in a $110 million investment in Strava, Inc.;
- Topgolf International, Inc. (a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Dundon Capital Partners and WestRiver Group) in its $2.5 billion merger of equals with Callaway Golf Company;
- TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Inc. in its merger with Vacasa LLC; and
- Willis Towers Watson PLC in its proposed $80 billion combination with Aon PLC.
Olivia has also advised clients on a variety of intellectual property matters (as well as related areas such as publicity rights and defamation), including with respect to online platforms’ rights and obligations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and related laws. In the litigation context, Olivia has served on Weil teams representing a variety of companies in matters and disputes arising in connection with the development and evolution of new technology and media, including in the e‑commerce, digital music and social media sectors. She has worked on matters for AIG, eBay, HarperCollins, Hilton, Meta (f/k/a Facebook), Samsung and Sirius XM Satellite Radio, among others.
Olivia focuses extensively on pro bono projects. She has represented pro bono clients in asylum and other legal status proceedings, including under the Violence Against Women Act, and has counseled pro bono clients on various privacy-related matters.
Olivia graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she received the Charles Ballon Writing Award, was a Public Service and Dean’s Merit Scholar, and served as Acquisitions Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.
Awards and Recognition, Speaking Engagements, Guides and Resources, Firm News & Announcements, Latest Thinking
Awards and Recognition
- Olivia Greer Recognized for Intellectual Property Law Award Brief — Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2023 (Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners)
Privacy Hot Topics for 2023
Randi W. Singer,
Olivia J. Greer and
February 23, 2023 — Barry Fishley, Head of Weil’s London Technology & IP Transactions practice, Randi Singer, Head of Weil’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, Technology & IP Transactions partner Olivia Greer, and Technology & IP Transactions counsel Briony Pollard delivered a Weil webinar entitled “Privacy Hot Topics for 2023.” They discussed artificial intelligence, U.S. privacy litigation trends, the UK and EU Enforcement landscape, international personal data transfers, U.S. regulatory enforcement, U.S. state laws, and deal trends.
Privacy and Cybersecurity: Key Issues and Current Enforcement Priorities
Randi W. Singer and
Olivia J. Greer
November 17, 2022 — Co-Head of Weil’s Privacy & Cybersecurity group Randi W. Singer and Technology & IP Transactions counsel (elected partner effective January 1, 2023) Olivia J. Greer led a panel entitled “Privacy and Cybersecurity: Key Issues and Current Enforcement Priorities,” at an event hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors. During the panel, they provide a foundational overview of key developments and what corporate directors and in-house counsel need to know about privacy and cybersecurity for 2023.
Firm News & Announcements
- Weil Advises Advent International on its $6.4B Acquisition of Dual-Listed Maxar Technologies Deal Brief — December 16, 2022
- Weil Elects 12 New Partners and Announces New Counsel Class Firm Announcement — November 22, 2022
- Weil Advises The Kroger Company in its Pending $24.6B Merger with Albertsons Deal Brief — October 17, 2022
- Weil Advises Brookfield Business Partners in its Pending $8B Sale of Westinghouse Electric Company Deal Brief — October 11, 2022
- Weil Advises EQT Private Equity in its $1.7B Acquisition of Billtrust Deal Brief — September 28, 2022
- Extending Calif. Privacy Compliance To Employee Records Publication — Law360 — By Gary D. Friedman and Olivia J. Greer — February 17, 2023
- Navigating Deceptive Advertising Consumer Class Actions Publication — Practical Law — By David J. Lender, Eric S. Hochstadt, Olivia J. Greer and Melissa Rutman — January 06, 2022