Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Daniel Ilan has particular experience in IP- and technology-related transactions and related IP, privacy and cybersecurity law advice, including in connection with mergers, acquisitions and sales, spin-outs and divestitures, financing, settlement agreements, research and development agreements, joint ventures, and other strategic collaborations. He has significant experience in purchasing, selling and licensing patents, trademarks, software, data and other IP assets, including representing leading multinational corporations and private equity firms in their acquisitions of and investments in various technologies.
Notably, Daniel has served as Cleary’s lead IP counsel to Nortel Networks, including in Nortel’s unprecedented $4.5 billion auction sale of more than 6,000 patents to a consortium that included Apple and Microsoft, the largest stand-alone patent sale in history. He also represented Google on numerous matters, including its $2.9 billion sale of Motorola’s mobile devices business to Lenovo, its $2.35 billion sale of Motorola’s home business to ARRIS Group and its $1 billion investment in Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX).
Daniel also handles significant media, arts and entertainment matters, and he is a member of the board of directors of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a preeminent legal aid organization providing pro bono legal representation to artists, fashion designers and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.
Daniel joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2015. From 2000 to 2005, he was resident in the Brussels office and, from 2005 to 2006, he was resident in the Paris office.