Marcela Robledo

Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Marcela Robledo

Marcela Robledo

Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Marcela Robledo is Counsel in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Palo Alto office and focuses her practice on intellectual property transactions. She has extensive experience in managing all intellectual property and technology aspects in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers & acquisitions, financings, debt offerings, licensing and joint ventures. Current and/or recent clients include Microsoft Corporation, Dell, TE Connectivity, Ingersoll-Rand, Alibaba Group, KKR, Blackstone, Silver Lake and Skillsoft.

Representative transactions in which Marcela has advised on intellectual property issues include:

* Microsoft in the acquisition of LinkedIn
* Microsoft in the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business
* Dell in the acquisition of EMC and the sale of the Dell Software business
* Alibaba Group in a collaboration agreement with Quixey, Inc.
* Skillsoft in the acquisition of SumTotal Systems
* Lightyear Capital in its acquisition of the healthcare benefit software solutions business of FIS
* Microsoft in its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype Global S.a.r.l.
* AOL Inc. in its $315 million purchase of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.
* Alibaba in its investment in Weibo Corporation and strategic alliance with SINA Corporation
* AOL Inc. in its acquisition of Bebo, Inc.
* Datatel in acquisition of SunGard Higher Education
* T.H. Lee Partners in acquisition of software company Sword Insurance
* S.A.C. Private Capital Group in acquisition of Airvana, Inc.
* Siris Capital Group in connection with its acquisition of Tekelec and further sale of Tekelec to Oracle
* Domino Printing Sciences plc in its joint venture with NewMarket Impressions LLC
* Blackstone in its acquisition of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 division from Accor
* KKR in acquisition of Ipreo
* AOL Inc. in the sale of its ICQ instant messaging operations
* Hellman & Friedman in its $2.4 billion buyout of Getty Images, Inc.
* Google in its $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube

Marcela began practicing law in the United States in Simpson Thacher’s Palo Alto office in 2006, and has worked in the Firm’s London and New York offices. Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, she worked for Colombia’s leading law firm on intellectual property, antitrust and consumer law matters.

Marcela received her J.D. from Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) in 2001, an LL.M. from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) in 2004, and an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from New York University School of Law in 2006.

She is admitted to practice in California and the Republic of Colombia. She is a member of the American and California Bar Associations, as well as the International Trademark Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association, and speaks on intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions. During 2012-2013, Marcela was Vice-Chair of the ABA Subcommittee on IP Transactions. She is a 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, and a 2015 Leading Women in Technology Willpower recipient.

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LLM in Trade Regulation
Class of 2006

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

Specialist in Commercial Law with Highest GPA
Class of 2004

University in Santiago, Chile

Graduate
Class of 2001

The Pontifical Xavierian University is a private higher education institution founded in 1623.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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BMC Software, Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Compuware Corp. from Accolade Partners, Hancock Capital Management LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV, Thoma Bravo LLC, Ares Management Corp (Private Equity)

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The Charles Schwab Corp. purchases USAA Investment Management Co. from USAA, Inc.

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Infineon Technologies AG purchases Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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