Cooley LLP

April 01, 2013 08:49 ET

Cooley Adds Boston-Based Technology Transactions Capabilities

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) - Cooley LLP announced today that Matthew A. Karlyn has joined the firm's business department as a partner and a member of its technology transactions practice group. Karlyn, who will be based in Cooley's Boston office, joins the firm from Foley & Lardner LLP where he was a partner in that firm's information technology and outsourcing practice, as well as its privacy, security and information management practice.

"Matt's addition is a key one as we continue to evolve and shape the Boston office to meet the full range of the legal needs of our clients who continue to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery," said Cooley's partner-in-charge of Boston, Alfred Browne. "New England is home to some of this country's leading technology companies, and Matt brings to Cooley a transactions skill set and expertise perfectly suited to the needs of mature and emerging companies alike."

Karlyn will join Cooley's Technology Transactions Group, which is a nationally-recognized leader in helping companies maximize the value of their strategic relationships and the return on their intellectual property investments, both domestically and internationally. Karlyn's experience includes handling the full gamut of transactional work relating to technology transactions and outsourcing.

"I'm proud to be joining such a talented and dynamic group of attorneys," said Matt Karlyn. "The reputation of Cooley's Technology Transactions Practice as a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to its clients, coupled with Cooley's reputation for representing leading technology clients from inception to public offerings and more is a key motivation behind my move. That and the caliber of the Cooley attorneys and the collaborative nature with which they approach the practice of law."

Karlyn received his undergraduate degree from Union College; his J.D. from Temple University, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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