Daryn A. Grossman is co-Chair of the Corporate Department, head of the Life Sciences Group and co-head of the Technology, Media & Communications Group. Referred to by Chambers USA as “skilled and resourceful,” Daryn concentrates in technology and intellectual property-related transactions and advises clients in identifying, protecting and exploiting intellectual property assets.
Daryn joined Proskauer after heading up the New York Technology Practice of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. She has experience in structuring and negotiating complex transactions where intellectual property assets drive the deals, such as outsourcing transactions, corporate partnering transactions, domestic and international joint ventures, strategic equity investments, spin-offs, development, licensing and distribution agreements and sponsored research and clinical trial arrangements. Daryn also counsels venture capitalists and strategic investors in evaluating intellectual property portfolios in connection with private equity investments, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. She has a global practice and advises clients with respect to business partners based in the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Israel and Canada.
Her clients include companies in the software, hardware, telecommunications, electronic commerce, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields. She represents entities in all stages: from start-up ventures just beginning to assemble IP portfolios to Fortune 500 companies with well-established IP programs. Daryn has led her clients through successful deals with parties such as Microsoft; IBM; Oracle; America Online; Sun Microsystems; Citrix Systems; Pioneer Standard Electronics; Monsanto Company; Texaco; Johnson & Johnson; Janssen; Boston Scientific Corporation; 3D Pharmaceuticals; Aspen Pharmacare; Shimoda Biotech (Pty) Ltd.; Roche Pharmaceuticals; NASD; Reuters; Accenture; Computer Sciences Corporation; Bank of America; Washington Mutual; GMAC; Standard & Poor's; CMGI; Prudential; First Data Corporation; University of Melbourne; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Columbia University; Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Emory University; Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; the University of Bath; the University of St. Andrew's; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Duke University.
Daryn is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and issues related to technology, licensing and intellectual property law.