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Glenn G. Nash

Glenn G. Nash

Sidley Austin LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


  • Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • Technology & IP Transactions


  • Alternative Energy
  • Big Data, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cleantech
  • Digital Media and Entertainment
  • Electronics and Semiconductors
  • Financial Industry and Payment Processing
  • Internet, Social Media and E-Commerce
  • IT Procurement and Outsourcing
  • Technology, Media and Privacy Law
  • Satellite and Telecommunications Projects
  • Telecommunications IP


  • Technology


  • California


  • University of Saskatchewan (J.D., 1988)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.A., 1984)

GLENN NASH is a corporate partner in Sidley’s Palo Alto office and global co-leader of Sidley’s Technology & IP Transactions practice. He has deep experience in the Internet, media, software, hardware and information technology industries.

Mr. Nash’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters and providing strategic counseling to companies establishing and expanding their business and operations domestically and internationally. As well, Mr. Nash handles complex business transactions including technology, content and intellectual property transactions, joint ventures and other strategic collaborations and commercial transactions domestically and internationally for both established and emerging growth companies.

Mr. Nash is ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers USA as a leading IT lawyer, and described as “very dynamic” and “an absolutely first-rate lawyer.”Chambers awarded him their highest ranking in the category of leading IT and IT Outsourcing attorneys, noting that clients comment that “he really knows how to get a big transaction done efficiently and painlessly.” Mr. Nash has been recommended in The Legal 500 US 2014–2016 for “outstanding business acumen and a pragmatic approach in solving issues.” He is ranked in the top tier of the Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions category as a “Leading Lawyer.” Mr. Nash is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America survey in the Information Technology law and Technology law categories. Mr. Nash is recognized as the San Francisco Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Nash advises clients on intellectual property ownership, use, acquisition, sale, license and protection, and structures and negotiates U.S. and cross-border transactions such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property acquisitions and spin-outs, as well as the full array of commercial relationships, including development, hosting, services, outsourcing, manufacturing, supply, distribution, marketing, advertising and promotional relationships. As part of his practice, Mr. Nash also advises companies on privacy and compliance issues, as well as counseling companies expanding overseas on international structurings, intra-company arrangements, customer facing arrangements, jurisdictional issues and local law compliance.

Mr. Nash is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society.


  • Speaker, “Anatomy of a Tech Agreement: Drafting and Negotiating Contracts Involving Digital Media Content,” 25th Annual All Hands Meeting, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel (Santa Clara, CA, December 2013, with Stephen M. Fronk)
  • Speaker, ACC 2nd Annual Institute for Advanced Corporate Counsel – Trends in Technology M&A, Santa Clara, CA (May 2013)
Glenn G. Nash is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA

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