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Lori E. Lesser

Lori E. Lesser

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York City, NY, USA


Lori Lesser is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she practices in the Litigation Department and is Head of the Intellectual Property Transactions Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Lori advises on all aspects of intellectual property, technology and privacy law, including corporate transactions, litigation, licensing, outsourcing, strategic agreements and counseling.

Her IP transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and secured financings, bankruptcy and restructurings, joint ventures, licensing, outsourcing, counseling and other strategic agreements. Her IP litigation practice comprises trial and appellate work and WIPO arbitrations.

Ms. Lesser is also consistently recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America, for which she has been named the “Information Technology Lawyer of the Year” for New York City. She has been listed in the “Top 50 Under 45” U.S. IP Lawyers (IP Law & Business magazine), the “Top 45 Under 45” U.S. women lawyers (The American Lawyer), and “The 20 Most Influential Women in IP Law” (Law360). She has been ranked in New York City’s top 100 lawyers and top 50 women lawyers by Super Lawyers. She has received the Burton Award for legal writing and the Award of Excellence from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Her IP work in private equity deals has been featured on the cover of IP Law & Business.

Ms. Lesser has served as a David Rockefeller Fellow for New York City and corporate partner for GreaterNY and serves on the boards of the Partnership Fund for New York City and the Citizens Budget Commission. She is President of the Harvard Law School Association of NYC and serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Class of 1988. She is on the Advisory Board of ChIPs (chief IP counsel), the Business Advisory Council of ProPublica, the Leadership Council of Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies, and the Hunter College Pre-Law Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.

Ms. Lesser graduated from Harvard University (A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1988) and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1993).

Lori E. Lesser is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Future of FinTech - Think Like a Lawyer and Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology , Friday, September 15, 2017
Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance - Think Like a Lawyer and Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology , Friday, September 15, 2017
Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Royalty-Free Patents and Open Standards in Open Source Software - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Awareness of Ethics for the Open Source Practitioner - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance (Including Attachments 1-7) - Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology, Friday, September 15, 2017
The Future of FinTech (Including Attachments 1-4) - Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology, Friday, September 15, 2017
An Open Source Policy That Works in Practice (January 21, 2014) - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Tracking the Explosive Growth of Open-Source Software (April 7, 2017) - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Ethics and Open Source Software/Technology - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
10 Open Source Trends That Are Gaining Momentum in 2017 (February 22, 2017) - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Money in Open Source Software (February 9, 2016) - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance - Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance, Friday, September 15, 2017
The Future of FinTech - The Future of FinTech, Friday, September 15, 2017
Royalty-Free Patents and Open Standards in Open Source Software - Royalty-Free Patents and Open Standards in Open Source Software, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud - Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Awareness of Ethics for the Open Source Practitioner - Awareness of Ethics for the Open Source Practitioner, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The Future of FinTech - The Future of FinTech, Friday, September 15, 2017
Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance - Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance, Friday, September 15, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance - Creating a Culture of Cyber Compliance, Friday, September 15, 2017
The Future of FinTech - The Future of FinTech, Friday, September 15, 2017
Royalty-Free Patents and Open Standards in Open Source Software - Royalty-Free Patents and Open Standards in Open Source Software, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud - Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Awareness of Ethics for the Open Source Practitioner - Awareness of Ethics for the Open Source Practitioner, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Think Like a Lawyer and Talk Like a Geek 2017: Get Fluent in Technology , Monday, September 18, 2017, New York, NY
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, New York, NY
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, New York, NY
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, Nashville, TN
Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018, Columbus, OH
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Columbus, OH
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Boston, MA
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