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Ingrid Rechtin
Ingrid Rechtin
Partner
San Francisco +1 415 591 7080 irechtin@cov.com Download V-card

Ingrid Rechtin provides strategic legal advice to public and private companies in the life sciences, technology, clean technology, and fintech sectors, ranging from start-ups to global corporations.

Her experience includes:

  • joint ventures;
  • mergers and acquisitions, including product divestitures;
  • corporate venture capital;
  • financings, including development funding transactions;
  • licensing and complex commercial transactions; and
  • general corporate matters.
  • Sanofi in the negotiation and drafting of a collaboration agreement and joint venture with Google Life Sciences (now Verily) for the development of digital technology and tools for diabetes.
  • Microsoft in various strategic transactions, including:
    • its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services Business;
    • its $1.1 billion acquisition of 800 patents from AOL, and its $550 million sale to Facebook of the right to acquire a portion of the AOL portfolio;
    • its patent monetization transaction with Nokia and Core Wireless involving 2000+ wireless patents; and
    • its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype.
  • Multiple global pharmaceutical companies, in their product divestitures, including sales of manufacturing facilities.
  • Prosper Marketplace, Inc. in its acquisition of BillGuard, Inc.
  • Multiple global life sciences, technology and fintech companies in their corporate venture capital investments into start-ups, including related strategic and commercial rights agreements.
  • A transportation network company, in matters relating to IP strategy.

Pro Bono

  • A victim of human trafficking, in her application for a T Visa.
  • An Iraq war veteran, in his application for Combat Related Special Compensation.
  • Four national spinal cord injury organizations, in connection with their merger.
  • Member of Model Power Purchase Agreement working group for Solar Energy Industry Association.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Corporations Committee, Vice-Chair (2010-2012); Member (2008-2012)
  • Legal 500 US, Patents: M&A: Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2014, 2016-2017); Media, Technology, & Telecoms: Technology (2015, 2017); Portfolio Management and Licensing (2016); M&A: Corporate & Commercial (2015); M&A: Large Deals, and Technology: Transactions (2014)
  • The Recorder, “2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law"
  • Women in Law Hackathon (sponsored by Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law), Crowd Favorite Award for recommendation of adoption of the Mansfield Rule by Ms. Rechtin and her team (2016). 
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, M&A, Business/Corporate (2013-2017) and “Rising Star” (2012)
  • The Recorder, “50 Lawyers on the Fast Track” (2012)
  • Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award (2004)