Olivia J. Greer is an associate in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and a member of the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management group. Ms. Greer participates in representing clients in connection with privacy and data security matters, as well as copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property-related issues. She has also litigated numerous intellectual property-related commercial disputes.
Ms. Greer is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), with extensive experience counseling clients on privacy and data security issues. She has played a lead role on Weil teams advising technology companies, private equity firms, and other public and private companies on privacy and data security matters in corporate transactions, and in connection with government investigations and data breaches. She regularly counsels clients regarding compliance with data privacy laws and regulations affecting various industries and jurisdictions.
Ms. Greer has been part of the teams advising on the data privacy and cybersecurity aspects of matters that include:
- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a 61.2% stake in Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.;
- Centerbridge Partners and its portfolio company, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. (PFCCB), in the sale of PFCCB to TriArtisan Capital Partners and Paulson & Co.;
- CoStar Group in its $450 million acquisition of STR, Inc. and its acquisition of Cozy Services, Ltd.;
- Genstar in its acquisition of Truck-Lite Company LLC;
- Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies, Inc.;
- Kainos Capital in its acquisition of good2grow LLC;
- Lee Equity Partners in its investment agreement with McLarens;
- OMERS in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Premise Health Holding Corp.;
- Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in its participation in a Series L preferred funding round for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX);
- Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., and in its acquisition of a majority stake in n2y, LLC;
- Providence Strategic Growth Partners in its investment into Boston Logic Technology Partners;
- Rakuten USA, Inc. in its acquisition of Curbside, Inc.;
- Softbank Vision Fund in its $500 million minority investment into Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Inc., and in its Series E minority investment in GetYourGuide AG;
- TCV in its acquisition, via tender offer and recapitalization, of a minority stake in Sojern Inc.; and
- Willis Towers Watson PLC in its pending $80 billion combination with Aon PLC.
Ms. Greer has also counseled 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, Ms. Greer 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, Facebook, HarperCollins, Hilton, Samsung, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio, among others.
Ms. Greer 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 intellectual property and privacy matters. She has served on the “Counsel’s Council” of pro bono representatives for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts since 2013.
Ms. Greer 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.