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Led by the nation’s foremost legal specialist on the intersection of artificial intelligence and the law, as well as world-class litigators and IP-focused lawyers fluent in the latest AI and machine-learning tools and their applications, our cross-departmental AI team is uniquely positioned to help clients mitigate potential legal and business risks in their use of AI-powered technologies, while safely taking advantage of the business opportunities presented by these powerful new tools.

Representative Engagements

Litigation & Regulatory Matters

Significant representations include:

  • Various Media Companies in providing advice on NFT ownership and IP issues
  • An international insurance company in providing strategic advice on AI
  • One of the largest retail corporations in providing trainings to its executive team on developments in AI
  • Various financial services companies in providing guidance on navigating ethical, compliance and regulatory issues

Transactional Matters

Significant representations include:

  • Amazon in its $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot, a Massachusetts-based company that designs and builds innovative cleaning products for the home
  • Aptiv plc, an Ireland-based auto parts company, in its $4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Hyundai Motor Group, a South Korea-based automotive manufacturer, and in its $4.3 billion acquisition of Wind River, a California-based software provider for mission-critical intelligent systems, from TPG Capital
  • General Atlantic:
    • in the $40 million investment in pymetrics, an enterprise SaaS company that uses neuroscience and AI to enhance the recruitment process
    • in its investment in Toutiao, a China-based online news aggregator and media platform powered by AI technology
    • in its investment in Samsara, a producer of Industrial internet of things solutions that combine hardware, software and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics and AI to operations
    • as lead investor in a $105 million Series B funding round in Talos, a provider of institutional digital asset trading technology, which values the company at $1.25 billion
  • General Motors in its $2.1 billion acquisition of SoftBank Vision Fund 1’s equity ownership stake in Cruise, GM’s self-driving electric car subsidiary, and in GM’s separate, additional $1.35 billion investment in Cruise, replacing a previous commitment made by the SoftBank fund
  • Nuance Communications, a conversational AI innovator, in its:
    • $19.7 billion sale to Microsoft
    • spin-off of its automotive software business Cerence Inc.
    • $400 million sale of its document imaging division to Kofax, Inc.
  • Qualcomm, alongside SSW Partners, in its $4.5 billion topping bid for Veoneer, a Sweden-based automotive technology company. As part of the transaction, Veoneer terminated its prior agreement with Magna International.

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