Sr. Director Legal-IP
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; LNKD; Internet industry
April 2012 - Present (5 months) Mountain View CA
Adjunct Professor- Intellectual Property Licensing
UC Hastings College of the Law
Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry
2011 - Present (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area
Partner-Technology Transactions Group
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry
1992 - April 2012 (20 years)
Sara Harrington was a partner in the technology transactions practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She counseled various companies involved in the development, distribution, licensing, disposition, and acquisition of technology and intellectual property rights for various start-ups and established enterprises.
Sara represented clients in a wide range of industries, including those involved in search technology, business application software (both open source and private source), e-commerce (business-to-business and business-to-consumer), Web 2.0, entertainment/media industries, database services, consulting, networking devices, semiconductor, telecom, medical device, consumer goods, and audio services. Sara has constructed and negotiated a variety of international and domestic agreements, covering such areas as strategic alliances, marketing, development, licensing, advertising, distribution, services, outsourcing, open source, and manufacturing. She also advised companies on intellectual property matters in connection with investments, financings, asset purchases and sales, corporate structuring (spin-outs), and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining the technology transactions practice, Sara practiced in the litigation department of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she litigated a variety of intellectual property, antitrust, and securities claims. Prior to joining the firm, Sara was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City, where she litigated corporate change-of-control and commercial litigation matters for various multinational corporate clients.
Partnership; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry
September 1989 - March 1992 (2 years 7 months) Greater New York City Area
Associate in the litigation department of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobsen