Olivia J. Greer


Olivia J. Greer
Olivia J. Greer is a partner in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and a member of the Firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity group. Olivia participates in representing 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), 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.

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 and/or 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.;
    • 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.;
    • 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; and its investment in Vectra AI, Inc.;
    • 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;
    • 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 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;
    • 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.;
    • 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;
    • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc in its $960 million acquisition of Antares Pharma, Inc.;
    • HKA Global Inc. in its acquisition of ASQ Consulting Group LLC;
    • ILEGAL Mezcal in its sale to Bacardi Limited;
    • The Kroger Company in its pending $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Companies, 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;
    • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. in its pending 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;
    • 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 Kenect, LLC, Loopback, LLC, NoFraud, LLC, DigitalEd, Propertybase, Searchspring, Semarchy SAS and Stylitics Inc., and in its sale of Sovereign Sportsman Holdings, LLC to PayIt, LLC;
    • 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.;
    • Searchlight Capital Partners and its portfolio company Integrated Power Services LLC in IPS’s acquisition of Evans Enterprises, 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;
    • Trive Capital and its portfolio company Earthlink in its acquisition of One Ring Networks, Inc.;
    • 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; and
    • Wex Health (a subsidiary of Wex Inc.) in its $180 million acquisition of an Ascensus Health & Benefits line of business from Ascensus, LLC;
    • 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.

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