Overview

Sarah Schaedler is an intellectual property partner in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she concentrates on the intellectual property and technology aspects of complex corporate transactions, including carve-outs, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity and venture capital investments and debt financing transactions. She represents clients in a broad range of industry sectors, with a focus on software and technology driven products and consumer products. Sarah also regularly advises clients on intellectual property related transactions, including licensing (software and technology, data and content, registered intellectual property and trade secrets), software and other intellectual property development arrangements, and intellectual property transfer agreements, as well as commercial agreements (manufacturing, supply and distribution). In addition to her transactional experience, Sarah has advised clients on a broad range of operational matters, including issues relating to intellectual property registrations, data privacy related questions (from a U.S. perspective and with respect to European privacy questions) and with regards to the implementation of form agreement infrastructures.

Sarah’s international experience and legal education provide Sarah with additional knowledge on cross boarder transactions and international matters.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Co-author, “New California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Private Equity Portfolio Companies,” Kirkland & Ellis LLP Private Equity Newsletter (Aug. 9, 2018)

Co-author, “California’s New Privacy Law Represents a Sea Change for Consumer Rights in the United States,” Kirkland Alert (July 16, 2018)

Memberships & Affiliations

Bay Area Associates Committee

Bay Area Women's Leadership Initiative Committee

Admitted to the German Bar (Frankfurt)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Germany
  • 2013California

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French

Education

  • Stanford Law SchoolLL.M., Law, Science & Technology2011
  • J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, GermanyPh.D.magna cum laudesumma cum laude on the dissertation defense2007
    Werner Puender Award
  • J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, GermanyFirst State Examination2004
  • University of LyonDiplome Universitaire du Droit Francais2002