Jordan Altman is the Global Team Leader of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Transactions Practice and member of the Privacy & Data Protection Group. He splits his time between the New York and Menlo Park offices.
He practices corporate law with an emphasis on structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements that focus on the development, transfer, procurement, commercialization and maintenance of intellectual property and technology. He also counsels clients, including public companies, growing technology-driven businesses and start-ups on intellectual property portfolio development. He has extensive experience working with clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, entertainment, sports, automotive, software and financial services industries.
Jordan is recognized as a top practitioner by leading publications, including IAM Patent 1000, which says that he “negotiates complex deal terms with silky skill” and “is incredibly agile, forward thinking and solutions oriented.”
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Jordan practiced patent and trademark prosecution for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and practiced in patent and trade secret litigation. He also examined patent applications for inventions relating to immunological functions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before obtaining his law degree.
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
Gene Therapy, Gene Editing and Immunotherapy
Fintech and Financial Services
Media & Telecommunications
Air and Space
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, cum laude
B.S. in Biology, cum laude
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