Daryn A. Grossman

Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department at Proskauer Rose LLP

Daryn A. Grossman

Daryn A. Grossman

Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department at Proskauer Rose LLP

Biography

Daryn A. Grossman is co-chair of Proskauer’s global Corporate Department. She serves as the head of the Life Sciences Group and is the former co-head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group.

For over 20 years, Daryn has designed and negotiated complex technology and intellectual property transaction structures, including strategic alliances, licensing, technology development and outsourcing transactions. Her clients include a wide range of life sciences, cloud computing, digital media, Internet, software, electronics, luxury goods, retail, fashion, entertainment, telecommunications and clean technology companies.

Daryn’s practice also focuses on technology mergers, acquisitions, sales and spinoffs. She represents both growth and mature companies, and counsels venture capitalists and strategic investors in evaluating intellectual property portfolios in connection with private equity investments, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Daryn often counsels boards of directors and management teams in navigating the critical commercial and legal issues surrounding product development and exploitation and risk mitigation.

Chambers USA describes Daryn as “skilled and resourceful.” IAM Patent writes: “In the IP monetization area, there is nothing crack negotiator Daryn Grossman can’t do,” adding that she has “a command of all deal types across the IP commercialization spectrum…she can go toe to toe with anybody. She just gets deals done.” Daryn has also been recognized by such publications as The Legal 500 United States, Best Lawyers in America and IAM Licensing.

Daryn participates in the management of the firm in various capacities. In addition to her current roles, she previously has served on the firm’s Hiring Committee, Business Development Committee and Lateral Acquisition Committee. She has also served as a partner liaison to the Proskauer Women’s Alliance and as the Administrative Partner for the Corporate Department.

Daryn is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and issues related to technology, licensing and intellectual property law.

Some recent examples of Daryn’s work include representing:

*One of the world’s largest global independent pharmaceutical companies in its strategic licensing and acquisition matters

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Amadeus IT Holding, S.A., a leading technology provider for the global travel industry, in its $500 million acquisition of Newmarket International

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Annie’s, Inc., as intellectual property counsel, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by General Mills, Inc. for approximately $820 million

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Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment, as intellectual property counsel, in its acquisition of Neiman Marcus Group LTD Inc. for $6 billion

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Bowlmor AMF, the world’s largest operator of bowling centers, as intellectual property counsel, in its acquisition of Brunswick Corporation’s bowling center business

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Celgene Corporation in the $7.2 billion acquisition of Receptos, Inc.

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Celgene Corporation in numerous transactions, including in its collaborations and options to acquire:

o Acetylon Pharmaceuticals

o VentiRx Pharmaceuticals

o VAXON Biotech

o Northern Biologics

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Cürex Group in its technology and licensing matters relating to linking institutional foreign exchange with capital markets, including with partner FTSE to create the FTSE Cürex FX Index Series

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Grifols in numerous transactions, including:

o $1.85 billion acquisition of the blood screening business of its commercial partner, Hologic

o $1.7 billion acquisition of the diagnostics unit of Novartis

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Henry Schein in its agreement to acquire a majority interest in BioHorizons, a U.S.-based manaufacturer of advanced dental implants

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Intelligent Energy in its acquisition of the portable fuel cell and disposable fuel cartridge assets of Societe Bic

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Markit, in its commercial and licensing matters, including its joint venture with Genpact Limited, to be known as Markit/Genpact KYC Services

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Mereo BioPharma, a new biopharmaceutical company, on its successful fundraising and subsequent acquisition of assets from Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Mount Sinai (Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Innovation Partners) in its biopharma and technology licensing and collaboration matters

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The National Hockey League in a multi-year North American partnership with SAP SE aimed at transforming hockey through technology co-innovation

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Neiman Marcus Group, as intellectual property counsel, in its agreement to acquire Munich-based Mytheresa.com, a leading online retailer of luxury fashion

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Pershing LLC in a long term outsourced services relationship relating to clearance, settlement and related services to financial institutions and broker-dealers with a multinational registered investment advisor and broker-dealer

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Regenerex LLC in an exclusive license and research collaboration agreement with Novartis for the research, development, manufacturing and commercial use of Regenerex’s novel allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell based therapy platform

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Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and its general partner, Clifford Viner, the sale of the Florida Panthers (NHL)

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Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department at Proskauer Rose LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1993

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school founded in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, in the United States, and has approximately 1,400 students.Brooklyn Law School’s faculty includes 64 full-time professors, 6 emeriti faculty, and a number of adjunct faculty, many of whom are preeminent legal scholars.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1988

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member
Current

NewYorkBIO is the life science trade association of New York, dedicated to the development and growth of New York State-based bioscience-related industries and institutions, and to strengthening the competitiveness of New York State as a premier global location for biotechnology/biomedical research, education and industry.

Career History
Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Head, Technology Practice
Prior

Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison is a law firm based in California.

Boards & Committees
Member, Business Development Committee
Prior

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Member, IP Licensing Committee
Current

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology. IPO advocates for effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members, including: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.

Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Mediation
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$500
2003

Former Senator from Connecticut

Transactions
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Henry Schein, Inc. purchases North American Rescue LLC from Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

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Alleghany Corp., Alleghany Capital Corp. purchase Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co.

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Miami Marlins LP /Private Group purchases Miami Marlins LP

Awards & Honors
2013
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year
2012
The Legal 500 United States
2012
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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