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Audrey Haroz Reed

Partner
Washington, D.C.
New York

Audrey Haroz Reed
Phone
+1 202 637 6626 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 3296 (New York)
Fax
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 3100 (New York)
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

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.

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 Hulu.com.

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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1998
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1995

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia

2012-2017

Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions

Legal 500 US

2017

Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Outsourcing

Legal 500 US

2014-2016

IP Star - District of Columbia

IP Stars

2014-2015

IP Star - New York

IP Stars

2014

IP Star - United States

IP Stars

2013

Top 250 Women in IP

IP Stars

2008, 2010

"Legal Elite" for Intellectual Property

Virginia Business Magazine

Latest thinking and events

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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