Willkie Expands West Coast Transactional Team with Addition of Partner Erik Lindemann in Palo Alto

August 19, 2021

New York, NY (August 19, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced Erik J. Lindemann has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, based in Palo Alto.

Mr. Lindemann focuses his practice on complex M&A transactions in the technology sector and other IP-intensive areas. He has extensive experience negotiating cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, including U.S. public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as international corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and carve-out transactions. He has also advised clients on public disclosure and corporate governance issues as well as on the U.S., UN and EU economic sanctions and export control regimes restricting business in Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Libya, Belarus and Cuba.

“We are thrilled to welcome Erik to Willkie and our growing West Coast team,” said Tiffany Lee, managing partner of Willkie’s Palo Alto office. “Erik is a talented lawyer with strong dealmaking and transactional experience in tech-focused sectors, and he will complement Willkie’s technology-focused corporate, M&A and private equity platforms on the West Coast and beyond.”

Mr. Lindemann has more than ten years of experience at international law firms in New York and Palo Alto where he has advised key clients on international legal, regulatory and business issues. Prior to entering the field of law, he worked in the energy, technology and military/defense sectors, gaining a broad range of geographical experience, including throughout Europe, the former Soviet Union, Central Asia and the Far East. During the post-9/11 Gulf War, Mr. Lindemann was an officer in the U.S. Navy on multiple deployments to the Arabian Gulf from 2001 to 2004. He served as Secretary for the Committee on Military Affairs and Justice for the New York City Bar Association, providing pro bono advice and support on projects including veterans' rights, military justice and public policy. He also served as pro bono advisor on the formation and incorporation of multiple international non-profit organizations and negotiated cross-border development projects on behalf of international NGOs.

Mr. Lindemann commented: “Willkie’s depth and experience in M&A, private equity and other corporate transactions is highly regarded across many markets and is a great fit for my practice. I am excited to join Willkie’s growing West Coast team and look forward to working with my new colleagues to further expand and strengthen the Firm’s offerings.”

Willkie represents leading technology and life science companies in their most cutting-edge and complex global deals. With extensive experience across a variety of industries, we have represented clients in the telecommunications, wireless, internet, hardware, semiconductor, software, media, cleantech, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, research and development, licensing, cloud services, and other intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions.

Since establishing its offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco in 2018 and 2019, respectively, Willkie’s West Coast presence has grown to approximately 30 lawyers who represent a range of clients, including many leading global technology companies, in a variety of matters including complex M&A and technology transactions and other business combinations, private equity, capital markets, finance, intellectual property, complex litigation, investigations and white collar criminal defense.

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