Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) hired Alexander Kim as partner and head of the Intellectual Property, Sourcing & Technology Group based in the firm’s New York office.
Kim brings experience on matters relating to intellectual property, privacy, data protection and cyber/information security. Officials added that his experience in transactional matters relates to development, acquisition/divestiture, transfer, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property and technology. This includes work related to domestic and international M&A, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, investments, capital markets, finance, debt and credit transactions, securitizations, corporate reorganizations, licensing and other tech-related commercial matters.
The law firm has been busier than ever in private markets, recently hiring Michael Flynn, Jeffrey Symons and Brian C. Miner in the M&A and Securities Group, Gayle Klein in the Litigation Group, Gregory Ruback in the Finance and Derivatives Group, and Douglas S. Mintz in the Business Reorganization Group.
“Alex’s experience speaks directly to market opportunities and challenges our clients are facing in the IP and technology marketplace,” said SRZ Co-Managing Partner Marc Elovitz.
Specifically, Kim has worked across a broad range of industries, including information technology, software/data, e-commerce, financial services/fintech, electronic and print media industries and pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries.
“Legal issues at the intersection of financial transactions and cybersecurity/data protection, such as data sharing and transfers, blockchain, NFTs and related technologies, have become increasingly complex in the past two years,” said Kim. “I look forward to helping clients navigate these matters across the investment spectrum and capitalize on new opportunities.”
According to SRZ Co-Managing Partner David Efron, Kim’s insights and expertise will be critical in helping clients navigate changes in IP and technology transactions going forward.