Sarah Gagan, former Global Vice Chair of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice, represents public and private companies in a broad range of technology transactions.

Ms. Gagan’s clients include emerging growth and established technology companies particularly in the fields of software, internet services, e-commerce, data security, medical devices, and life sciences as well as financial institutions, consumer goods manufacturers, and governmental agencies. She focuses on:

  • Complex licensing and development arrangements
  • Systems integration projects
  • Information technology and business process outsourcing
  • Technology and intellectual property acquisitions
  • Distribution and reseller arrangements
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Research and collaboration agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements
  • Other commercial arrangements

She also advises clients on marketing and promotional matters, including:

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Internet
  • E-commerce
  • Digital media

Ms. Gagan writes and speaks frequently on intellectual property and technology law issues, including:

  • Co-Author, “5 Simple Steps Startups Can Take to Protect Intellectual Property,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (February 2015)  
  • Presenter, Best Practices for Corporate Decision Makers: Protecting Your IP and Avoiding Litigation, Latham & Watkins, Boston, MA (November 2014)
  • Presenter, Getting Tangled in the Web: Legal Issues for Nonprofit Use of the Internet, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (January 2014)
  • Presenter, Key Intellectual Property Law Issues for Nonprofits in the World of Social Media, Lawyers Clearinghouse Nonprofit Legal Workshop, Boston, MA (June 2013)
  • Presenter, Cloud Computing, CISO Breakfast Club, Boston, MA (June 2011)
  • Presenter, Commercialization of Intellectual Property, MIT Sloan, Boston, MA (April 2011)
  • Presenter, Annual Legal Update Executive Roundtable Breakfast and CISO Workshop, CISO Breakfast Club, Boston, MA (February 2010)

Ms. Gagan has been:

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in Technology and Intellectual Property: Licensing, where clients praise her as an attorney who “brings unparalleled expertise to the table” and as an “invaluable resource” who is “talented, smart and business-minded.” 
  • Named a 2017 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US 2016-2020 in multiple categories, including Commercial Deals and Contracts and Technology Transactions

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts


  • LLB, McGill University - Faculty of Law, 1994
  • BA, McMaster University, 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English