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Judith L. Church

Judith L. Church

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Judith L. Church is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and its Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Church’s practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and intellectual property matters including the acquisition of intellectual property; licensing, financing and securitization of intellectual property; collaboration agreements; Internet-related development and affiliation agreements; e-commerce and new media joint ventures; trademark clearance, prosecution and maintenance; trade secret law; international protection of trademarks, patents and copyrights; computer law and copyright law. She has advised clients such as Alibaba.com, AT&T, B.R. Guest, Carlyle, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Faber-Castell, Global Atlantic Financial Group, Misys, Mitsui, the National Football League, Pernod Ricard, Prudential Financial, Tribune Company and Warner Music Group. She has significant experience across a broad range of industries, including the life sciences and healthcare industries where she has represented such clients as Actavis, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and Galderma. She has also regularly represented private equity firms, such as Kelso & Co. and North Castle Partners, in their investments in the life sciences sector.

Ms. Church is the author of “Conducting Intellectual Property Due Diligence In The Context Of An Acquisition,”  The Licensing Journal (January, 2015) and “Handling Intellectual Property Licenses in Mergers and Acquisitions, Financing Transactions, and Bankruptcy Proceedings,” The Licensing Journal (Aspen Publishers 2003). She speaks regularly on handling intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions and has written a number of articles on related topics as well as articles on the protection of cultural property under United States law.

Ms. Church joined Debevoise in 1992. She received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1975, an M.A. in Art from the University of New Mexico in 1979 and her J.D. with honors from Columbia University School of Law in 1992.
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