Information Technology

During the past 65 years, Cleary Gottlieb has evolved into one of the few major law firms possessing the global skills and resources to provide its technology clients with clear and insightful legal advice that fits the fast-paced and quick-changing nature of the information technology industry. With a network of 16 integrated offices on four continents, we also provide seamless counsel on the increasing number of transactions that cross geographic borders.

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Practice Highlights What Others Say About Our Practice

$48.5 Billion Merger of DIRECTV and AT&T

$5.68 Billion Acquisition of tw telecom by Level 3

Samsung SDS in $1.1 Billion IPO

Worldline in IPO

Google in Motorola Mobility Sale

Warburg Pincus in Acquisition of Electronic Funds Source

Travelocity and Sabre Win Motion to Dismiss Antitrust Class Action Case

Lenovo in $2.3 Billion Acquisition of x86 Server Business from IBM

Qatar Holding in Participation in an Investor Consortium in the Going-Private Transaction of AsiaInfo-Linkage

Google in $1 Billion Notes Offering

OpenText in Acquisition of GXS Group

Pactera Technology International in Going-Private Transaction

VeriSign in A/B Exchange Offer

Cleary Gottlieb Files Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of the U.S. Technology Industry’s Leading Associations Urging the Supreme Court to Review “No-Injury” Class Actions

Google in Waze Acquisition

HP Obtains Dismissal of One of the First Italian Class Action Lawsuits

SPIE in €250 Million Acquisition of Service Solutions Business from HOCHTIEF

The Home Depot in Acquisition of BlackLocus

The Endurance International Group in Acquisition of the Websites Business of Intuit

Deals of Distinction: High Technology
(Google in sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo) 
Licensing Executives Society Inc., 2014
M&A Deal of the Year, Commended Firm for Intellectual Property
(Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility)
The Deal, 2012 and Financial Times - U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report, 2012
Behavioral Competition Matter of the Year – Europe
(Defense of IBM in abuse of dominance case)
Global Competition Review, 2012

Standout Firm for Technology, Media and Telecoms
(Nortel Networks' patent auction)
Financial Times' U.S. Innovative Lawyers, 2011

Two of the Top Ten Business Deals of the Year
(HP's acquisition of EDS and Google's acquisition of AdMob)
TIME, 2009

“Cleary Gottlieb is a pillar of the international market, its New York and Washington, D.C. teams often advising foreign entities entering the American market. The group has particular clout in the technology sector.”
Chambers USA, 2011