Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Palo Alto, California
Sara Harrington is a partner in the firm's technology transactions practice. She focuses on counseling various companies involved in the development, distribution, licensing, disposition, and acquisition of technology and intellectual property rights for various start-ups and established enterprises.
Ms. Harrington has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including those involved in search technology, business application software (both open source and private source), e-commerce (business-to-business and business-to-consumer), Web 2.0, entertainment/media industries, database services, consulting, networking devices, semiconductor, telecom, medical device, consumer goods, and audio services.
She has constructed and negotiated a variety of international and domestic agreements, covering such areas as strategic alliances, marketing, development, licensing, advertising, distribution, services, outsourcing, open source, and manufacturing. She also has significant experience advising companies on intellectual property matters in connection with investments, financings, asset purchases and sales, corporate structuring (spin-outs), and mergers and acquisitions.
Before she joined the technology transactions practice, Ms. Harrington practiced in the firm's litigation department, where she litigated a variety of intellectual property, antitrust, and securities claims. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Harrington was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City, where she litigated corporate change-of-control and commercial litigation matters for various multinational corporate clients.
Ms. Harrington holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. She is admitted to the bar in California and New York.