Shearman & Sterling today announced the arrival of Emma Maconick, who joins as a partner in the Intellectual Property Transactions practice based in the Bay Area. Maconick is a leading technology transactions expert who also focuses on data, privacy and cybersecurity issues, and regularly represents many of the world’s most prominent technology companies in these important and evolving areas. She advises on strategic technology alliances, complex IP licensing and cross-border and commercial transactions, while working on other Shearman & Sterling transactional matters. Maconick has a strong reputation nationally and internationally for helping clients drive growth through creating, developing, acquiring and commercializing advanced data and technology assets.
Maconick joins the firm from King & Spalding, where she served as a partner since 2012. She advises clients in industries ranging from e-commerce consumer platforms, FinTech, big data and analytics, cloud and edge computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, hardware and software product development, autonomous mobility and advanced virtual and augmented reality. She also frequently authors and speaks on emerging IP, data and technology trends.
“We’re thrilled to have Emma join our team in the Bay Area. Her industry-leading experience and reputation for providing business-oriented solutions to complex IP, IT and data issues dovetails with our mission to provide comprehensive services to our technology-focused clients. Further, her energy, collaborative approach and work ethic make Emma a great cultural fit with the firm,” said Senior Partner David Beveridge. “We are looking forward to continuing to grow our team in the Bay Area, and we expect Emma to be a key component of our strategy.”
Emma Maconick added, “In addition to Shearman & Sterling’s unparalleled reputation for client service and the caliber of its client roster, the opportunity to contribute to the global transactional practice and, in particular, a rapidly growing technology and emerging growth practice is extremely attractive. I am excited about using my creativity and experience to strengthen the firm’s world-class and innovation–focused platform.”
Maconick’s arrival further bolsters Shearman & Sterling’s Emerging Growth practice and strengthens the firm’s offering in the Bay Area. The firm has expanded its offering in the emerging growth and technology sectors in recent months, adding IP and corporate partners in New York, the Bay Area and its newly opened Austin office.