Francesca Crisera Ruiz advises public and private companies in a broad range of transactional matters, both domestic and international, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Francesca also counsels clients on general corporate matters and has extensive commercial and intellectual property experience including advising clients in the areas of commercial contracts, trademarks and licensing.

    Francesca is listed in Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys who are age 40 or younger, or in the practice of law 10 years or less.
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    • Advising a multibillion dollar publicly traded information technology and services provider in a series of strategic transactions.
    • Representing an Irish telecommunications services company in connection with its acquisition of a US-based mobile payments business.
    • Representing two US technology companies in their separate asset acquisitions of UK-based targets.
    • Assisting an international producer and distributor of television shows in multiple acquisitions.
    • Representing one of the parties to an international joint venture between an expert systems company and a services firm.
    • Representing a US-based brand and marketing strategy firm in the strategic acquisition of a technology research company. 
    • Advising a global provider of IT solutions services on the acquisition of a management consulting and business intelligence company.
    • Representing a US-based solar power company in the acquisition and divestiture of various solar power projects, in the US and abroad.
    • Advising a benefits administration company in a sale to a software technology company.
    • Assisting a multinational life sciences corporation and several subsidiaries in the US$800 million sale of a worldwide diagnostic systems division.
    • Advising an international services firm in general corporate, governance and board-related matters.
    • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in a variety of industry areas, including license agreements, development agreements, supply agreements and master services agreements. 
    • Advising clients on and effecting transfers of international intellectual property portfolios in connection with dispositions and reorganizations.
    • Counseling technology, industrial and life sciences clients in intellectual property matters in connection with equity investments, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.

    Education

    • University of California, Hastings, J.D., writer, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2004
    • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 1999

    Admissions

    • California, 2004

    Languages

    • English
    • Italian

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