John Lynn co-leads Kirkland’s Technology & IP Transactions Practice and heads the practice on the West Coast out of the Bay Area office. John's practice focuses on the acquisition, financing and sale of intellectual property and technology-focused businesses, particularly in the software and high technology fields. John is on the forefront of understanding the complex relationships between intellectual property and technology, on the one hand, and business matters and risk, on the other hand. John's practice focuses on efficiently understanding and addressing client needs and monitoring and advising on risk, and focusing on changes in the legal and business markets that affect technology and intellectual property.
John works on a wide variety of matters in which intellectual property, information technology and data protection play a key role, including private equity matters and other mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; financings and secured lending matters; and bankruptcies and restructurings. In addition John assists clients in connection with joint ventures and strategic alliances; intellectual property and technology transfers, licenses, and development agreements; royalty buy-outs; data transfer and license arrangements; and other commercial contracts (such as supply, distribution, and service agreements).
Before moving to the Bay Area office of Kirkland, John was a partner in Kirkland's New York office.
“The New ‘Private’: Protecting Your Company’s Information in a Fully Remote World,” TechGC Virtual Private Dinner, January 21, 2021
“Privacy: Preparing for the CA Consumer Privacy Act (II),” TechGC National Summit, New York Stock Exchange, October 24, 2019
Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Technology: Transactions, 2014 and 2018
Admissions & Qualifications
- 1999New York
- Emory University School of LawJ.D.with Distinction1998
Dean's List 6 out of 6 semesters
Order of the Coif
Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal
Co-Founder, Emory Intellectual Property Society
- Georgia Institute of TechnologyM.S.1994
- Georgia Institute of TechnologyB.S.with Highest Honors1993