Audrey Reed is focused on helping your business grow. As the head of our U.S. Commercial Practice and member of our global IP, Media, and Technology transactions steering committee, Audrey brings a breadth and depth of experience to significant commercial projects and strategic transactions.

Audrey represents clients on their commercial and IP transactions in the global arena. Her work includes assisting clients throughout the full life cycle of products and services — from discovery and acquisition through development to commercialization and protection. She is experienced with all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution arrangements. She also drafts and negotiates complex IP licensing and outsourcing agreements.

Audrey works in close coordination with our mergers and acquisitions team. She advises companies on IP aspects of corporate transactions. She has significant experience with transition services agreements, license agreements, and other commercial arrangements that are needed to keep a business running throughout an acquisition or divestiture.

Audrey represents clients across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, e-commerce, industrial products, IT, media and entertainment, life sciences, and telecommunications.

Awards and recognitions


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Outsourcing
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions
Legal 500 US


IP Star - District of Columbia
IP Stars


IP Star - New York
IP Stars


IP Star - United States
IP Stars


Top 250 Women in IP
IP Stars

2008, 2010

"Legal Elite" for Intellectual Property
Virginia Business Magazine

Education and admissions


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1998

B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction, 1995


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York


Representative experience

Representation of Dell in the sale of its Dell Services IT services business to NTT Data.

Representation of Audi, BMW, and Daimler in connection with their purchase, as a consortium, of the HERE mapping business from Nokia.

Representation of Fox Entertainment Group in the formation of a joint venture with NBC Universal and Providence Equity Partners to create

Representation of Ford Motor Co. in its sale of Volvo Cars to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, and in its sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors Limited.

Representation of Cisco Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of Assemblage, Inc. and DocumentReady ApS and in its separate acquisition of Panoz GmbH.

Representation of Fox Interactive Media in its acquisition of a number of internet and technology companies, including Photobucket.

Representation of GE Healthcare in its proposed acquisition of Thermo Fisher's cell culture, gene modulation, and magnetic beads businesses for around US$1.06bn.

Representation of HarperCollins Publishers in its acquisition of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Ongoing representation of Time Warner Cable in connection with a variety of commercial agreements.

Latest thinking and events


The Internet of Things Webinar Series: Connected Vehicles and Smart Cars

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

AIPLA 2014 Annual Meeting

Published Works

Now You See It, Now You Don't: District Court Finds That Reserving the Right to Change Terms Can Make a Contract Illusory Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal

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