Aaron H. Lorber - Partner

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Phone: +1 312-862-7151
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

Aaron Lorber is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago Technology & IP Transactions practice. He focuses his practice on structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex business transactions, including corporate and M&A deals, joint ventures and strategic alliances, IP licenses, supply chain agreements, and outsourcing and other commercial arrangements. Aaron counsels clients on IP and technology issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, debt financing transactions and other forms of corporate and financing transactions. He also is experienced with respect to data security and data privacy issues.

Aaron has also represented clients in patent infringement litigations involving a variety of technologies and actively represents pro bono clients, including various clients referred through the Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

Representative Matters

Representative Corporate Transactions

  • Accenture in its acquisition of Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM)

  • Accenture in its joint venture with Apax Partners from the carve out of Accenture’s Duck Creek Technologies insurance claims, billing and policy administration software business

  • Accenture in its sale of the Navitaire travel systems business to, and strategic alliance with, Amadeus

  • Micro Focus in its acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software business

  • Beaute Prestige International (an affiliate of Shiseido) in its acquisition of the Dolce & Gabbana line of fragrance, make-up and skincare products from Procter & Gamble

  • Zebra Technologies in its acquisition of Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s enterprise business

  • Zebra Technologies in its pending divestiture of its WLAN devices business

  • Zebra Technologies in its acquisition of LaserBand LLC, a leading provider of patient identification wristbands and related products

  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in its acquisitions of Sara Lee’s global shoe care and insecticide businesses, involving a highly complex carve-out of IP assets

  • Summit Partners in its acquisition of Perforce, a leading provider of SCM software

  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Metaldyne Corporation, a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered automotive metal components

  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisitions of Polycom’s Spectralink WIFI and DECT mobile phone business, Perfect Timing, Protective Products, Captain D’s, Trulite, Curtiss-Wright’s downstream oil and gas businesses, Furniture Factory Outlet, Burner Systems, Sleep Innovations, and others

  • Monomoy Capital Partners in its acquisition of automobile radar detector manufacturer Escort, Inc.

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies LLC


Representative JV and Outsourcing Transactions

  • Accretive Health in its long-term revenue collection outsourcing agreement with Ascension Health

  • National Grid in its multi-vendor, multi-tower, transformational outsourcing of numerous information technology functions, including infrastructure, data center and cloud computing operations, email hosting, web-based collaboration, managed print services and service integration

  • Discovery Holdings, a South African life and health insurance company, in joint ventures for life insurance IT platforms with John Hancock (U.S.) and Manulife (Canada)

  • Fortune 500 MRO products supply company in its outsourcing of application management, IT infrastructure, service desk and messaging services

  • Major food retailer in its outsourcing of various business process functions, including finance, accounting and payroll

  • Fortune 500 industrial products supply company in its outsourcing of the implementation of its international enterprise resource planning system

  • Fortune 500 media company in its outsourcing of various critical IT functions

  • Major retail property REIT in its outsourcing of data center, data network, disaster recovery and distributed computing IT functions

  • Numerous private equity funds in their outsourcing of investor reporting systems to cloud based service providers


Representative Supply Chain Transactions

  • Major telecommunications and mobile phone company in a critical supply agreement for ASICs and other integrated circuits and modules

  • National paper company in a multi-billion dollar agreement for the supply of thermal and carbonless basepaper

  • National window and door manufacture in connection with a critical supply agreement for glass pane components

  • National roofing supply wholesaler in connection with a custom software development arrangement

  • National dental products company in connection with a supply agreement for absorbent rolls and dental pads


Representative Restructuring / Bankruptcy Transactions

  • Dex Media, Inc., a leading international media and marketing company

  • Flying J Inc., a fully integrated oil company with operations in the field of exploration, production, refining, transportation, wholesaling and retailing of petroleum products

  • Fisker Automotive, Inc. (n/k/a FA Liquidating Corp.), the manufacturer of the first production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Other Distinctions

Named a Next Generation Lawyer in Outsourcing and recognized in Technology: Transactions by The Legal 500 United States, 2018

Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Illinois for Technology Transactions by Super Lawyers, 2016

Black Duck Certified Legal Specialist*

Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2009–2015

Member, Kirkland & Ellis Chicago Pro Bono Committee and IT Advisory Group


* The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and Black Duck Legal Certification is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.


Latest Developments Involving the DMCA Safe Harbors at the Kirkland & Ellis 19th Annual Technology & Law Seminar on May 2012

Issues and negotiation strategies in outsourcing arrangements, Fortune 500 industrial products supply company

Legal efforts standards in commercial agreements, major utility company

Interplay between limitations of liability, indemnification, and insurance, major utility company

Prior Experience

PILI Fellow, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago Office, 2008

Summer Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago Office, 2007

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