Lizzy Magarian
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Lizzy Magarian

Associate
magarian.lizzy@dorsey.com
Denver P +1 (303) 352-1167 F +1 (303) 648-6388

Overview

LIZZY COUNSELS CLIENTS ON LICENSING AGREEMENTS TO PROTECT THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, NEGOTIATES COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, AND PROVIDES SUPPORT TO COMPANIES IN THE MIDST OF M&A TRANSACTIONS.

Lizzy collaborates with colleagues, clients, and counterparties to amicably and successfully negotiate contracts and close deals. She enjoys helping clients build their business through commercialization and acquisition of intellectual property, securing key partnerships, and navigating strategic mergers and acquisitions. She has advised both buyers and sellers in a variety of asset and stock purchases, and regularly drafts distribution agreements, supply agreements, intellectual property licenses, NDA, and a variety of other commercial contracts. Lizzy also counsels clients on privacy matters, and drafts privacy policies and terms of use.

Lizzy also enjoys working on pro bono engagements. She acts as outside general counsel to Just the Pill, a nonprofit dedicated to providing reproductive healthcare to underserved communities through mobile clinics. Lizzy advocates for Just the Pill within the Denver community and on a national level, working with her Dorsey colleagues as well as reproductive rights organizations and lawyers throughout the country.

Education & Admissions

Loyola University Chicago (J.D., 2013),

  • Member of the Annals of Health Law.
  • Served as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Northwestern University (B.A., 2007), Honors in History

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Colorado

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Offers counsel to companies of all sizes regarding strategic commercial and IP agreements.
  • Regularly handles all aspect of structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of national and international commercial agreements, including complex technology, SaaS, sale and purchasing contracts.
  • Drafting flexible form-based contracts and policies for continual client use, such as purchase and sale agreements, independent contractor agreement, distribution agreements, and terms of use.
  • Counsel to large technology companies requiring national and international commercial and academic agreements, including sponsored research and licensing agreements.
  • Outside counsel to a UK private equity-backed company, closing numerous buy-side M&A acquisitions in the US over three years. Responsible for main deal documents and managing team of junior associates and specialists.
  • Drafting and negotiating a transition services agreement involving the separation of source code to generate two stand-alone SaaS products, including several complex related license agreements.
  • Drafting license agreement for founder of technology company to monetize invention through license of intellectual property to start-up company.
  • Collaborate with credit card manufacturing company licensor with novel manufacturing patents and know-how.
  • Draft distribution agreement for sports streaming service client to broadcast sporting events on in-flight wifi
  • Guide inventors in agreement with local university to develop patented clinical test within the academic setting.
  • Counsel early-stage companies in their ongoing contract needs regarding data, distribution arrangements, non-competition covenants, heavy equipment purchasing contracts and the like.

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Emerging Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology

Accolades

  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Individual Award, 2021

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021 Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020-2021
Lizzy Magarian