Recommended for Technology – Transactions.The Legal 500 US 2016-2018

Jeffrey A. Tochner

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Jeffrey Tochner is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Tochner is a member of the firm's Corporate Department, where he focuses on intellectual property and technology matters. He is also the Chair of the New York office Technology Transactions Practice as well as a member of the Trademark Prosecution Practice.

Mr. Tochner is experienced in a wide variety of technology-related transactions including: outsourcing; joint ventures, strategic alliances, and research and development; technology transfers; equipment manufacturing and installation agreements; software licensing and distribution; co-branding agreements; and e-commerce, internet, and website agreements.

In addition, Mr. Tochner counsels clients regarding a wide variety of patent, copyright, and trademark issues, and provides intellectual property and technology advice in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate financings.

Mr. Tochner served as a judicial clerk for Judge Emmett Ripley Cox, of the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Tochner's experience includes representation of:

  • The Carlyle Group and Welsh, Caron, Anderson & Stowe in connection with the US$7.05 billion purchase of the Qwest Dex telephone directory business
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with its US$1.65 billion purchase of Hawaiian Telcom, the incumbent local exchange carrier in Hawaii, from Verizon
  • Spectrum Equity Investors in connection with its purchase of Classic Media, Inc. 
  • Microwarehouse, Inc. in a call center outsourcing agreement with TeleTech
  • Deloitte & Touche Tax Technologies in several software development outsourcing agreements
  • Party City, Inc. in a business process outsourcing deal with CGI
  • Dex Media, Inc. in connection with an Internet Master Services Agreement, an IT Collocation Services Agreement, ASP agreements relating to human resources management and treasury management applications and services, and a Transition Services Agreement relating to the provision of comprehensive IT services
  • and in connection with numerous internet related agreements, including content provider, private portal, private label, advertising, and co-branding agreements
  • Masterfoods U.S.A  in connection with research and development, licensing, manufacturing, and DARPA agreements
  • General Cigar Co, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Adecco, SA, Lee Hecht Harrison, LLC, and Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. in connection with various trademark matters
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