Brings a wealth of experience advising in tech, media and financial services
New York: Noted corporate lawyer Glynna Christian has joined Kaye Scholer as a partner in New York with a focus on technology, media and financial services. She is a deal lawyer with 20 years of experience advising Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and other public and private companies on complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of strategic investments and partnerships, outsourcing and other commercial transactions.
“Glynna is the third partner to join our Corporate Department this year so far as part of our ongoing strategy to build an even more robust and diverse corporate team. Her strengths advising on technology and outsourcing matters further bolster our active IP Department while her experience advising on bank payment systems and related consumer privacy issues enhance our Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Group,” said Mike Solow, Kaye Scholer Managing Partner.
Her recent representative matters include advising clients on implementing a global technology transformation, investing in digital media content production, partnering for the creation of a mobile payment platform, and acquiring cloud-based online banking platform services.
“Glynna’s broad range of experience working with multinationals on cross-border transactions will be a great asset to our clients around the globe,” said Partner Mel Cherney, Co-Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Corporate Department. “Moreover, her dealmaking prowess and her extensive experience in the financial technology industry and with companies offering cloud-based solutions not only benefits Silicon Alley clients in New York, but also support our growing M&A and emerging company practice in Silicon Valley.”
Christian joins from Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) and previously served as Winston & Strawn’s Global Chair of Sourcing.
An active and sought-out thought leader, she has lectured for a variety of professional organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, Federal Communications Bar Association, FindLaw, New York State Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, Sourcing Interests Group and the Virginia Educational Media Association. She earned her JD at the University of Memphis, where she served as editor-in-chief of the University of Memphis Law Review, and also holds a BS cum laude from University of North Texas. She is admitted to practice in New York and Virginia.
Kaye Scholer’s Corporate Department provides sophisticated, senior-level guidance and applies deep market knowledge and broad experience to help clients solve complex commercial and legal problems and navigate their transactions to a successful conclusion. Consistently ranked by US News & World Report as one of the country’s premier corporate practices, we regularly advise a diverse group of US and international private equity firms, investment funds, pension funds and portfolio companies on their M&A and financing transactions.
About Kaye Scholer LLP
Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a forward-looking, tech savvy, results-driven approach focused around lasting client relationships. With industry strengths in life sciences, financial services, technology, real estate and energy & infrastructure, Kaye Scholer offers strategic guidance and legal services to public and private entities facing litigation, transactional or governance challenges. Kaye Scholer’s lawyers regularly advise on matters across multiple legal jurisdictions, including in the US, Canada, UK, EU, China and Japan.
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