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7 August 20232 minute read

DLA Piper announces new leadership of its US Technology and Life Sciences Transaction and Technology Sourcing and Outsourcing practices

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that its Technology and Life Sciences Licensing and Commercial Transactions group will be led by Vicky Lee (Northern California) and Lauren Murdza (Philadelphia), and its Technology Sourcing and Outsourcing group will be led by Vinny Sanchez (Los Angeles).

Vicky Lee is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and represents emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions. Her practice includes structuring, drafting and negotiating complex technology, commercial and intellectual property agreements as well as representation of companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture financings and other corporate transactions where technology and intellectual property are key assets.

Lauren Murdza advises life sciences, healthcare, biotech, medical device and technology companies and universities, in connection with technology transactions and general corporate matters. She represents clients in a broad range of commercial and corporate activities, including licensing and development agreements, global collaboration and promotional agreements, product acquisitions and divestitures, merger and acquisitions and royalty monetization transactions.

Technology Sourcing and Outsourcing chair Vinny Sanchez advises clients in the outsourcing of key business and technology operations and the sourcing and implementation of ERP and other core technologies. He also advises companies in the digital transformation of the enterprise and the evolution of business models that leverage both technology and data as strategic assets. 

“Between Vicky, Lauren and Vinny, our focused technology, life sciences and outsourcing transactions practices are in the hands of exceptional lawyers whose leadership will be key in continuing our strong growth in these strategically important practices,” said Andrew Gilbert, US chair of the firm’s Corporate practice.

DLA Piper's Technology lawyers work across practice areas and offices to support technology clients – from startups to fast-growing and mid-market businesses to mature global enterprises – doing business around the world. We handle technology and related issues with great success, as evidenced by our 2023 top outsourcing ranking in Chambers Global, as well as our top ranking in Technology nationwide by Chambers USA