Fiona Gillan


Fiona Gillan is an associate in the Bay Area offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice.

Ms. Gillan advises clients on a wide range of matters in which technology, intellectual property, data privacy, and security are key.

She represents clients across various sectors, in connection with strategic alliances, joint ventures, M&A, financing transactions, intellectual property strategy, commercialization, licensing, cloud computing, data strategy, development agreements, other commercial arrangements, privacy, and data initiatives.

Her transactional work includes advising on the intellectual property, technology, and data privacy aspects of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Capital markets and financings
  • Intellectual property strategy and commercialization, including:
    • Copyright, patent, and trademark licensing
    • Development and distribution agreements
    • Software licensing and services agreements
    • Open source counseling
    • Joint development of technology

Ms. Gillan regularly advises clients in the following industries:

  • Medical devices and digital therapeutics
  • AI solutions
  • Transportation, including aviation, airlines, and connected autonomous vehicles
  • eCommerce, internet services, retail, and commercial products
  • Semiconductor design and manufacturing, including IoT applications
  • Cloud computing

Ms. Gillan’s experience includes advising:

  • Plaid in its acquisition of Cognito
  • Tower Semiconductor in its US$5.9 billion acquisition by Intel
  • CooperCompanies in its carve-out acquisition of Cook Medical’s reproductive health business 
  • AMD in its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Pensando
  • EQT Partners in its US$4.6 billion carve-out acquisition of FirstGroup’s First Student and First Transit transportation businesses*
  • EQT Partners in its acquisition of Storable*
  • Certara in its US$3.5 billion initial public offering*
  • Precisely in its US$700 million carve-out acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • LLM, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2018
  • Dip LP, University of Strathclyde, 2010
  • LLB, University of Edinburgh, 2009