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NEW YORK, NY (January 9, 2019) - Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that John Delaney has joined the firm’s Technology Transactions & Privacy (TTP) practice as a partner in the New York office, further strengthening the firm’s roster of attorneys who counsel many of the most prominent names in the technology industry.

“As our tech clients establish their respective East Coast headquarters in New York’s Silicon Alley, we, too, continue adding to the depth of tech advisory services for which Perkins Coie has long been known,” said Marcelo Halpern, Firmwide Co-Chair of Perkins Coie’s TTP practice. “John is a prominent authority in the areas of tech transactions, intellectual property and social and digital media law, and he will further bolster our ability to provide seamless, high-level service to technology clients throughout their life cycle – from cradle through IPO and beyond. John will also add additional depth to our growing technology practice servicing industrial, financial services, media and product companies.”

John served as the co-chair of the Media practice and former co-chair of the Technology Transaction practice at Morrison & Foerster, and he continues to advise a range of clients, from emerging companies to household names, in the telecom, social media, music and financial industries, among others. He focuses on licensing, outsourcing, intellectual property, e-commerce, online liability, user-generated content and legal issues raised by emerging technologies. He also regularly assists clients with advertising, social media policies and online contracting matters. John is consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as one of America’s leading business lawyers and is a frequent speaker and lecturer.

“The technology sector is experiencing unprecedented growth in New York, and John’s addition unquestionably heightens our profile and capabilities locally,” said Keith Miller, Perkins Coie’s New York Office Managing Partner. “We are dedicated to growing our tech presence on the East Coast, especially in the transactions space, and John is extremely well-positioned to help us do that.”

John’s addition is another sign of Perkins Coie’s rapid growth in the New York market. He is the fifth lateral to join the office in the past 12 months, and this spring the firm will move its New York office to a larger, more collaborative space at 1155 Avenue of the Americas to accommodate the continued growth.

“We are absolutely thrilled to add someone of John’s caliber and gravitas to our growing team,” said Charles Torres, lead partner of the firm’s New York Emerging Companies and Venture Capital (ECVC) practice. “I’ve known and respected John for years, and I’m excited to join forces. He is a perfect complement to our New York-based ECVC, M&A and Blockchain practices – together forming a prominent team focused on serving clients investing in the New York tech scene.”

On his decision to join Perkins Coie, John said, “Perkins Coie’s reputation in the tech industry and its clear investments in the New York market made it an obvious choice of where to continue building my practice. I am excited to join such a well-regarded firm and a stellar team committed to serving this rapidly growing industry.”

John earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an executive editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts, and his B.A., with honors, from the University of Notre Dame.

The attorneys in Perkins Coie’s Technology Transactions & Privacy practice represent leading and emerging technology companies, hospitals and health systems, financial services firms, retailers, manufacturers, and other businesses in connection with transactions spanning virtually every segment of the technology industry, including information technology, internet/e-commerce, online services, mobile, telecommunications, blockchain, software (developers, publishers and distributors), privacy and data security, cleantech, gaming, emerging payments, virtual currencies, social media, health information and medical technology, hardware, medical devices, biomedical engineering, wearable technology and medical and personal biotechnology.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 attorneys in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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