Morgan E. Brubaker

  • Partner
  • Emorgan.brubaker@lw.com
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2351
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Profile

Morgan Brubaker represents a broad range of clients in drafting and negotiating complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial transactions relating to technology.

Ms. Brubaker regularly advises clients with respect to:

  • Cloud computing and data strategy
  • Acquisitions
  • Strategic alliances
  • Joint ventures
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Development, manufacturing, supply, and commercialization agreements
  • Data privacy and security matters

Ms. Brubaker takes a commercial approach to solving clients’ business issues using risk-based legal strategies to protect clients’ interests while helping them achieve their business goals. Drawing on experience as a technology consultant advising Fortune 500 corporations on global IT planning and strategy, she understands clients’ commercial, operational, and regulatory challenges in the jurisdictions where her clients do business.

Ms. Brubaker serves as pro bono liaison for the Nature Conservancy and helps a range of pro bono clients with technology licensing matters.

Experience

Ms. Brubaker’s experience includes advising:

Transportation/Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

  • An autonomous vehicle technology company in several complex long-term agreements with strategic investors to supply and purchase vehicles, license technology, and operate and service vehicles for its future fleet
  • Hyundai Motors in its acquisition of robotics design company Boston Dynamics, valued at US$1.1 billion
  • Hyundai Motors in its innovative partnership with Aptiv to develop and commercialize autonomous vehicle technology
  • A leading multinational automotive manufacturer in developing and implementing its electronic vehicle mobile application
  • A publicly traded aerospace and defense company in strategic outsourcing agreements with third-party implementation and services providers for certain inventory management and data warehousing services
  • Rivian Automotive, an electric vehicle manufacturer, in one of the largest technology IPOs to date
  • A self-driving taxi company in several agreements related to developing a proprietary semiconductor chip and associated technology for use in its self-driving cars
  • SiriusXM in procuring and launching several satellites
  • Virgin Galactic in its de-SPAC merger with Social Capital Hedosophia
  • Virgin Orbit in a de-SPAC merger with NextGen Acquisition Corp. II

Fintech

  • Ares Management in its acquisition of Black Creek Group   
  • An investor in open API banking platform Belvo’s US$43 million Series A financing
  • A large global bank in an agreement to implement a worldwide trading and risk management platform
  • A large global bank in negotiating, developing, and implementing a worldwide currency trading platform
  • A leading big-data and market structure technology provider in negotiating and implementing a consolidated audit trail plan processor agreement pursuant to SEC Rule 613
  • A leading capital markets technology firm specializing in distributed ledger infrastructure in negotiating and implementing a trading network with multiple global investment banks
  • A leading fixed income, derivatives, and electronic trading platform provider in contractual arrangements with customers, partners, and vendors
  • A machine-learning technology startup in drafting form customer agreements for its forward analysis and hedging platform
  • A startup managing and operating cryptocurrency trading solutions in contractual arrangements with partners, vendors, and banks
  • Tagomi, a leading crypto brokerage platform, in its acquisition by Coinbase

Life Sciences and Healthcare

  • Chardan Healthcare Acquisition 2 in its merger with Renovacor
  • DXC Technology, an end-to-end IT services and solutions company, in the sales of its state and local health and human services business to Veritas Capital and its global healthcare business to Dedalus    
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics in several large-scale multinational commercial transactions
  • Siemens Healthineers in its acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, a US maker of devices and software for cancer treatments, valued at US$16.4 billion
  • Talkspace in its merger with a SPAC sponsored by Hudson Executive Capital to form the only publicly traded pure play virtual behavioral health company

Other High-Profile Matters

  • Multiple maritime shipping companies in creating a joint venture with IBM to implement and maintain a blockchain solution to support global logistics

Thought Leadership

  • US Digital Asset Bills: Will April Legislation Bring May Flowers?  -  April 22, 2019
  • US Supreme Court Says No to Post-Sale Restrictions Under Patent Law -  July 19, 2017

Recognized for her handling of outsourcing transactions, she was named an Associate to Watch for Technology & Outsourcing

Chambers USA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • JD, Villanova University School of Law, 2011
  • BA, Wake Forest University, 2006
Industries
  • Fintech
  • Technology
Practices
  • Communications Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Transactions
  • Emerging Companies
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services
  • Connectivity, Privacy & Information