Frank J. Azzopardi

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Frank J. Azzopardi

Frank J. Azzopardi

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Mr. Azzopardi, a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group, has extensive transactional experience in overseeing intellectual property, technology and media-related issues arising from corporate transactions, such as mergers, asset sales, reorganizations, spinoffs, licensing and supply arrangements, joint ventures, collaborations and rights agreements. His experience includes advising entertainment and media, information technology, healthcare, investment banking, private equity and other clients on a variety of matters. Mr. Azzopardi also consults in connection with intellectual property disputes, especially in the area of copyrights, trademarks, passing off and licensing disputes.

Among others, he has recently advised Comcast, NBCUniversal, Related, BDT Capital, PwC, Bertelsmann, Maersk, ABB, Emerson, McKesson, Roche, Shionogi and University of Michigan.

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Frank J. Azzopardi
Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
LLB with Honors
Class of 1997

Melbourne Law School (MLS or Melbourne Law) is one of the professional graduate schools of the University of Melbourne. Located in Carlton, Victoria, MLS is Australia's oldest law school, and offers J.D., LL.M, M.Phil, Ph.D, and LL.D degrees. MLS is the only Australian member of the Law School Admission Council; and, in 2013, it was ranked as the best law school in Australia and fifth best in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings. MLS has produced a large number of luminaries in law and politics, including former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, Justice of the High Court of Australia Kenneth Hayne, and the Governor of Victoria Alex Chernov.

BCom
Class of 1996

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 34 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014).

Career History
Partner
2001 - Current

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Associate
1998 - 2001
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Member, Board of Directors
Current

THE MISSION OF PRO BONO NET IS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR POOR AND VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY, PROMOTION OF COLLABORATION AND VOLUNTEER MOBILIZATION.

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Allakos, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Ferrero SpA, Ferrero International SA purchase Kellogg Co. /Keebler, Famous Amos & Fruit Snack Bus from Kellogg Co.

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Seattle Genetics, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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Frank J. Azzopardi is affiliated with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Allens, Pro Bono Net, Inc.

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