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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jeffery S Norman is a senior partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s cutting-edge technology and IP transactions practice group. He has more than two decades of experience in strategic counselling in complex transactions where technology or IP rights are critical to the success of the venture. Mr Norman’s focus and extensive experience includes high-profile US and international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, business carve-out transactions, master franchising agreements, fintech and blockchain-related transactions, long-term supply and manufacturing agreements, R&D agreements, patent and know-how licensing in multiple domains (including pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, computer-related invention technologies, telecommunications and chemicals), ‘clean room’ strategies and the execution of clean room development, trademark licensing and software development and licensing.
Mr Norman’s scientific background includes significant commercial programming experience in multiple computer languages, including C, C++ and Python. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed and frequently cited articles in the area of artificial intelligence and reasoning. He is active in the software community and his comments on computer technology, patent infringement issues and open source code have appeared in several articles. He has presented at numerous events on topics such as information security breaches, open-source law and IP issues in business transactions.
Mr. Norman holds a JD (Order of the Coif) from Washington University School of Law, where he received the Dean’s Honour Scholar Award and served as law review associate editor for the Washington University Law Quarterly. He also holds an AB in political science from Washington University.