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

Western Digital in Data Storage Company Acquisition

Cleary Gottlieb Secures Complete Dismissal of Antitrust and Consumer Class Action Claims Against Travelocity and Sabre

$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

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

OpenText in Acquisition of GXS Group

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