Emily Burrows advises companies on a wide-range of business and technology-related transactions, including the intellectual property components of commercial transactions involving the development, transfer and licensing of technology assets. Emily leads the firm’s Artificial Intelligence team, with particular emphasis on negotiating agreements for the license and implementation of new AI tools and services, advising on the unique contractual and regulatory considerations at hand and crafting appropriate terms to allocate risk.
Representative matters include: licensing arrangements; information technology services agreements; outsourcing arrangements; strategic alliance, collaboration and joint venture agreements; manufacture and supply agreements; distribution and reseller arrangements; development, consulting and professional services agreements; and other transactions involving the commercial exploitation of technology and intellectual property. Emily also regularly oversees significant intellectual property due diligence evaluations in the context of acquisitions of technology-focused companies and prepares and negotiates intellectual property and technology agreements in spin-outs and other acquisition transactions. She also advises clients on compliance with state security breach notification laws and responses to security breaches.
Emily works with companies in a variety of industries, including software, healthcare, Internet, media, food and beverage, automotive, and finance. She has represented companies ranging from start-ups to large multinational organizations.
Emily is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, devoting significant efforts to voting rights, immigration and criminal justice issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Emily practiced at a firm in Austin, Texas. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence E. Meyers with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.