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Mikaela Dealissia


Mikaela Dealissia

IP & Commercial Transactions
New York

Advises clients on IP, technology and data privacy matters arising from a variety of corporate, M&A, commercial, licensing and other strategic transactions.

Mikaela is a member of our IP & Commercial Transactions practice and our interdisciplinary Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice. She provides advice and counseling to clients on IP, technology and data privacy issues arising in their operations and in strategic transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, JVs, commercial and licensing arrangements, collaborations, financings, restructurings, capital markets offerings and other strategic transactions.

Mikaela has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and drafting complex and bespoke commercial arrangements across a range of industries, including with respect to data use and monetization, outsourcing, manufacturing, supply and distribution, branding and sponsorship. She frequently counsels clients on matters of data privacy law relating to the design and commercialization of products and services, including issues arising in the development and use of generative AI.

Experience highlights

  • Convey Health Solutions sale of HealthScape Advisors to Chartis
  • Qorvo:
    • acquisition of Anokiwave
    • sale of assembly and test business to Luxshare Precision Industry
    • licensing and commercial arrangements with, and subsequent sale of Qorvo Biotechnologies to, Zomedica
  • PwC sale of Global Mobility Tax and Immigration Services practice to CD&R
  • Symphony Technology Group consortium $2.075 billion acquisition of RSA from Dell
  • OKI Electric sale of OKI Brazil’s IT services and software assets for banks and retailers to NCR Corporation
Industrials, Transportation & Logistics
  • Emerson:  
    • $8.2 billion acquisition of National Instruments
    • $14 billion sale of a majority stake in its Climate Technologies business to Blackstone
    • $3 billion sale of InSinkErator business to Whirlpool
    • sale of Therm-O-Disc to One Rock Capital Partners
    • $11 billion acquisition of control of Aspen Technology
  • Baker Hughes sale of Nexus Controls to GE Gas Power
  • FirstGroup:
    • sale of Greyhound Lines to FlixMobility
    • $4.6 billion sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT
  • Freeport-McMoran and Baker Hughes in connection with numerous key commercial, technology and intellectual property arrangements
Consumer Products & Retail
  • Campbell Soup $2.7 billion acquisition of Sovos Brands
  • Sallie Mae acquisition of Nitro College
  • Cornell Capital merger of Corelle Brands with Instant Brands
  • Jebsen brand licensing and supply arrangements related to its joint venture with AB InBev for Blue Girl Beer
  • A global luxury goods conglomerate in connection with multiple strategic partnerships with fashion designers
  • An online and mobile food ordering and delivery platform in connection with its partnership with a grocery delivery service
  • Related in connection with various Hudson Yards brand sponsorship agreements
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J.D., New York University School of Law
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Staff Editor, New York University Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law
B.A., International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • with honors

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2017

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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