Will L. Christ | Silicon Valley | Hogan Lovells

Will L. Christ

Associate Corporate & Finance


Will L. Christ
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Will Christ assists in the representation of public and private companies in complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and venture capital financings with a focus on life sciences and technology.

­­­Prior to law school, Will studied chemistry and economics at the College of William and Mary. During his time at the College of William and Mary, Will worked in an organic synthesis laboratory, where he conducted bench research on the synthesis of chromenes and other polycyclic ester compounds. 

Will graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a member of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology and competed in the Lile Moot Court Competition. Throughout law school, Will worked as a research assistant, where he researched international criminal and regulatory enforcement actions for Foreign Corruption Practice Act, sanctions, money laundering, and tax evasion violations.

Representative experience

Oracle Corporation in its $28 billion acquisition of Cerner Corporation, a leading publicly traded healthcare IT provider.

Applied Materials in its acquisition of Picosun Oy, a Finnish maker of atomic layer deposition technology.

Orthofix Medical Inc. in its $900 million merger of equals with SeaSpine Holdings Corporation.

Autodesk, Inc. in its acquisition of Prodsmart, Informática, S.A., an early-stage Portuguese developer of manufacturing automation and digitization software.

Applied Ventures, LLC in various venture capital investments.

Paladin Capital Group in various venture capital investments.

Verge Technologies Holdings Inc. in its Series A financing. 


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2021
  • B.S. Chemistry, College of William & Mary, 2017
  • B.A. Economics, College of William & Mary, 2017
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California