Shelley R. Thomas

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Clients rely on Shelley Thomas for the development, commercialization, transfer and protection of intellectual property assets. Shelley advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues related to mergers and acquisitions; license agreements; software-as-a-service; ASP and cloud hosting contracts; supply; distribution and reseller agreements and online and offline marketing and content syndication. She represents private and public companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, automotive, media, lifestyle, financial services, retail, consumer products and e-commerce.

Shelley’s practice involves:

  • Health Information Technology (HIT) Contracts – Relying on her significant experience in HIT and the healthcare industry, Shelley negotiates a variety of technology contracts for providers as well as HIT vendors and routinely counsels clients on issues related to management of data, and the associated privacy, security, liability, and contractual concerns of HIT contracts. Recently, she has led several major health systems and academic institutions through the licensing and implementation of interoperable HIT and electronic health records (EHR) systems.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Shelley performs technology and intellectual property due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and evaluates intellectual property in support of intellectual capital management. In the last two years, she has advised clients in more than 100 transactions, including Luminex Corporation’s (Nasdaq: LMNX) acquisition of Gentura DX, Inc., which won the M&A Advisor’s “M&A Deal of the Year” award.
  • Technology Agreements – Shelley drafts and negotiates vendor and client-side agreements and contracts including licensing, hosting, distribution, reseller and outsourcing agreements for clients in a variety of industries. She also structures, drafts and negotiates agreements to effect volumes of technology transfers, strategic alliances, collaborations and joint ventures.
  • Media & Content Syndication – Shelley counsels clients in myriad industries on online and offline marketing initiatives including social media, advertising claims and other aspects of brand promotion. She also represents clients in content syndication deals with global brands like Hulu, Roku, Amazon, MSN and Yahoo!

Featured Experience

  • Represented one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States in negotiation and implementation of a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that, at the time, was one of the largest EHR implementations in the United States.

    We represented one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States in negotiation and implementation of a...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represent an NYSE-listed lifestyle media company in high profile online content syndication deals and technology transactions

    We represent an NYSE-listed lifestyle media company in high profile online content syndication deals with global brands. To date we...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOBE) in the sale of Bob Evans Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital for $565 million

    We represented Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) in the sale of Bob Evans Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital for...
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    Client Type: Public Company

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)­­ – Health Information and Technology Practice Group, Vice Chair (2018-2020)