Olivia J. Greer


Olivia J. Greer
Olivia J. Greer is a partner in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and Head of U.S. Privacy and Cybersecurity, as well as a co-lead of the Firm’s AI Task Force. She represents clients in connection with privacy and data security matters, helping clients across all market sectors navigate the business implications of new and evolving data privacy laws.

Olivia is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), partnering with global businesses in establishing, developing and managing the day-to-day needs of a global privacy and cybersecurity program, including with respect to the interplay between U.S. and ex-U.S. privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU and UK. She advises 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.

Representative matters:

  • Advise leading global asset manager on all aspects of privacy compliance and risk management, including with respect to overall strategy, the implementation and maintenance of public and internal privacy and data protection policies and procedures, data management and hygiene, and incident prevention and response.
  • Assist numerous clients in establishing strategy and policy around risk mitigation in connection with the use of tools leveraging generative AI and the development, use and acquisition of AI-related products and services.
  • Lead a multi-jurisdictional team assisting a global payment processor and information management service provider in establishing a global privacy compliance approach and implementing supporting policies and other documentation.
  • Advise on privacy and cybersecurity aspects of numerous corporate transactions, including:
    • Advent International Corporation in numerous acquisitions and investments, including in Conservice, LLC, Thras.io, Inc. (n/k/a Thrasio, Inc.) and Maxar Technologies Inc.; and its sale of Certinia Inc. (f/k/a FinancialForce.com, Inc.);
    • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Agiliti, Inc. in its pending merger with affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P in a transaction that implies an enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion;
    • Allego N.V. in an exchange offer and consent solicitation including the exchange of 13,029,838 of the Company’s warrants for 2,996,918 ordinary shares;
    • 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;
    • American Securities in its acquisition of The Fulham Group LLC;
    • The Apax Digital Fund, as a lead investor, in a $170 million investment in Guesty, Inc.;
    • Aterian Investment Partners in its sale of Stewart Tubular Products to Pelican Energy Partners;
    • Avenir Growth in connection with various matters, including its investments in Klaviyo, Inc. and Power Beauty Co. (d/b/a MERIT Beauty);
    • 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., Certified Collectibles Group LLC and a majority stake in New Tradition Media; its investment in Vectra AI, Inc.; and Certified Collectibles Group, LLC’s acquisition of James Spence Authentication, LLC;
    • Blue Star Innovation Partners, along with institutional co-investors, in its acquisition of eMinor 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 $8 billion sale of Westinghouse Electric Company;
    • Cedar Fair in its pending $8 billion merger of equals with Six Flags;
    • ChampionX Corporation in its pending sale to SLB;
    • Churchill Capital Corp IV, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $11.75 billion merger with Lucid Motors;
    • Clayton Dubilier & Rice in the merger of its portfolio company Cynosure with Lutronic Corporation;
    • 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 Glencore and BCI, as shareholders, in Viterra Ltd.’s approximately $18 billion business combination with Bunge Ltd.; and together with Blackstone, in the acquisition of Advarra, Inc., in a deal that implies an Advarra enterprise value of $5 billion;
    • Digital Realty Trust, Inc. in definitive agreements with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. and its institutional partners, Cyxtera Technologies and Digital Core REIT, that successfully resolve the relationships with Cyxtera, including its (i) $459 million sale of four data centers located in California and New Jersey, (ii) $44 million purchase and termination of three of Cyxtera’s leases in Germany and Singapore, (iii) assignment to Brookfield of three leases in Los Angeles and New Jersey and (iv) purchase option to acquire from Brookfield one colocation center outside of London;
    • DirecTV, LLC in its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities related to the advertising sales business segment of DirecTV;
    • Ember SPV I Purchaser Inc. (an entity controlled by funds managed by Ember Infrastructure Management, LP) in its acquisition, alongside IQ and CDPQ, of H2O Innovation Inc.;
    • Genstar Capital in its acquisition of The SEER Group LLC;
    • Goldman Sachs in its acquisitions of NextCapital Group, Inc. and Restaurant Technologies, Inc.; its $325 million investment in iSpot.tv; and in the sale of its Personal Financial Management unit to wealth management firm Creative Planning;
    • Greater Sum Ventures in its acquisition of Strax Technologies, LLC;
    • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc in its $960 million acquisition of Antares Pharma, Inc.;
    • HKA Global Inc. in its acquisition of ASQ Consulting Group LLC;
    • The Home Depot, Inc. in its pending $18.25 billion acquisition of SRS Distribution Inc.;
    • ICG Strategic Equity in its acquisition of an indirect interest in Datavant Group;
    • ILEGAL Mezcal in its sale to Bacardi Limited;
    • IMTT Holdings LLC (a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC) in its sale of five bulk liquids storage terminals located in Alamogordo, NM, Bremen, GA, Macon, GA, Montgomery, AL and Moundville, AL to JET Infrastructure Holding IA LLC (a portfolio company of Instar Asset Management);
    • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in its approximately $200 million sale of Wiley University Services to Academic Partnerships (a portfolio company of Vistria Group); and its sale of Wiley Edge to Inspirit Capital;
    • Kainos Capital LP and Evriholder Products, LLC in its acquisitions of Axe Holdings, LLC and Home Sweet Home Holdings, Inc.
    • Kantar Group Holdings Ltd. (a portfolio company of Bain Capital) in its sale of Competitive Media Reporting, LLC and Competitive Media Reporting Canada Inc. (d/b/a Vivvix to MediaRadar);
    • The Kroger Company in its pending $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc. and its pending sale of Kroger Specialty Pharmacy to CarelonRx Inc.;
    • The Kroger Company, along with The Albertsons Companies, Inc., in the approximately $1.9 billion sale of 413 stores, as well as select banners, distribution centers, offices and private label brands, to C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC in connection with Kroger’s proposed merger with Albertsons Companies Inc.;
    • Lee Equity Partners in its sale of Cadent Technology, Inc.;
    • L’Oréal USA in its acquisition of Thayers Natural Remedies and its acquisition of Skinbetter Science;
    • Luxor Capital Group in its investment in Montage Hotels & Resorts (d/b/a Montage International);
    • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. in its acquisition of Pragma LLC;
    • 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;
    • Montagu Private Equity in RTI Surgical, Inc.’s acquisition of Cook Biotech Incorporated and Cook Biotech Europe ApS;
    • 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 ClassTag Inc., Next Glass, Inc. and in DigitalEd, Kantola Training Solutions, LLC, Kenect, LLC, Loopback, LLC, NoFraud, LLC, Packback Inc., Propertybase, Searchspring, Semarchy SAS and Stylitics Inc., and in its sale of Sovereign Sportsman Holdings, LLC to PayIt, LLC; and Vertical Knowledge L.L.C. in its sale to Babel Street, Inc.;
    • Rakuten USA, Inc. in its acquisition of Curbside, Inc.;
    • Redbox Entertainment Inc. in its sale to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.;
    • Reservoir Capital Group, LLC in sale of its majority stake in ClearCaptions LLC to CC Opportunities, LLC;
    • Sanofi in its up to $470 million acquisition of Tidal Therapeutics, Inc.; and its pending approximately $2.2 billion acquisition of Inhibrx, Inc.;
    • Searchlight Capital Partners and its portfolio company Integrated Power Services LLC in IPS’s acquisition of Evans Enterprises, Inc.;
    • Seven2 and its portfolio company Vitaprotech Group SAS in its pending acquisition of the physical security, access card, and identity reader operations and assets of Identiv, Inc.;
    • SiriusXM in its acquisition of Team Coco;
    • Sunoco LP in its pending approximately $7.3 billion acquisition of NuStar Energy L.P.;
    • 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;
    • Trive Capital and its portfolio company Earthlink in its acquisition of One Ring Networks, Inc.;
    • TruArc Partners in its acquisition of Watchtower Security, LLC;
    • TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Inc. in its merger with Vacasa LLC; 
    • WellSpring Consumer Healthcare (a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners) in its acquisition of a portfolio of over-the-counter skin care brands including A+D, Solarcaine, Cortate and Complex 15 from Bayer AG;
    • Wex Health (a subsidiary of Wex Inc.) in its $180 million acquisition of an Ascensus Health & Benefits line of business from Ascensus, 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 has represented pro bono clients in asylum and other legal status proceedings, including under the Violence Against Women Act, and regularly counsels pro bono clients on privacy-related matters.

Olivia was shortlisted as “Privacy & Data Protection Lawyer of the Year” for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards for 2024. She was also recognized as a “Rising Star” for Legal Media Group’s 2023 LMG Life Sciences guide and as a “Best Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers in America* 2023.

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.

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners 

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