The Recorder Names Meeker Among its “Women Leaders in Tech Law 2018”November 07, 2018
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SAN FRANCISCO—November 7, 2018—The Recorder has named O’Melveny partner Heather Meeker to its list of “Women Leaders in Tech Law 2018,” which celebrates 60 lawyers “who tackle the tech industry’s biggest courtroom clashes, help build its most innovative companies, and negotiate the deals that move markets.”
In a wide-ranging Q&A published November 6, 2018, the San Francisco legal publication called Meeker “one of the leading legal thinkers in the open source software world,” noting she recently joined as the founding portfolio partner of OSS Capital, which invests in commercial OSS startup companies.
In the interview, Meeker reflected on the best aspects of working in the tech sector.
“I hear about the latest developments before they hit the market. I also get to work with smart and interesting clients,” she said.
She also discussed the challenges of working in the field: “I often have to operate on the bleeding edge of my understanding of the facts. That makes my work simultaneously fun and scary.”
Indeed, Meeker said she remains particularly excited about open source software: “It is a fascinating topic and the engine of the technology world.”
Meeker has achieved national and international recognition for her leadership in the field of intellectual property law. Drawing on her technical knowledge and experience, she approaches matters with a practical and business focus. Meeker handles technology transactions and intellectual property-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions for companies in all technology sectors and for non-technology companies in technology deals, with an emphasis on IT and software.
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