Technology innovation generates commercial opportunities on an unprecedented scale but can also come with unforeseen and unique risks. Innovators are also subject to an emerging and ever-shifting body of regulation and rapidly changing industry dynamics.
Alston & Bird has extensive experience advising clients engaged in a full range of domestic and cross-border public and private technology corporate transactions, including negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, strategic alliances, spinoffs, carve-outs, and tender and exchange offers.
Our corporate team leads a cross-disciplinary team of experience specialist attorneys in practice areas essential to technology-enabled transactions, including cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; intellectual property; labor and employment; finance; and tax. These attorneys support our transactions on a day-to-day basis as a core part of their practice and apply their knowledge to offer you pragmatic and transaction-focused counsel.
Our clients’ businesses are as varied as the technology they create, use, and fund, including multinationals, startups and Fortune 500 companies, and prominent private equity and venture capital funds. Our team has broad-based experience navigating technology-driven transactions in industries and with products posing unique challenges, including FinTech, data analytics, health care, compliance products, and payments.
The Alston & Bird corporate team develops strategies for structuring and implementing transactions that are both innovative and practical. By understanding your goals and protecting the value of the deal, we facilitate transactions by identifying and resolving the unique issues and risks that arise in technology transactions.