GLENN NASH is a corporate partner in Sidley’s Palo Alto office, global co-chair of the firm’s Technology and IP Transactions practice and firmwide co-chair of the Technology Industry group. He has deep experience in the Internet, Internet of Things, AI, media, e-commerce, software, hardware and information technology industries.
Glenn’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters and providing strategic counseling to companies establishing and expanding their business and operations domestically and internationally. Glenn also handles complex business transactions including acquisitions, technology, content and intellectual property transactions, joint ventures and other strategic collaborations and commercial transactions domestically and internationally for both established and emerging growth companies.
Glenn is ranked (Band 1) by Chambers USA as a leading IT lawyer, and described as “very dynamic” and “an absolutely first-rate lawyer.” Chambers awarded him their highest ranking in the category of leading IT and IT Outsourcing attorneys, noting that clients comment, “he really knows how to get a big transaction done efficiently and painlessly.” Glenn has been recommended in The Legal 500 US 2014–2017 for “outstanding business acumen and a pragmatic approach in solving issues.” In 2016, The Recorder named him one of the “10 Top Silicon Valley Trusted Advisors for Strategic Deals.” He is ranked in the top tier of the Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions category as a “Leading Lawyer.” Glenn is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America survey in the Information Technology law and Technology law categories. He is recognized as the San Francisco Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In 2017, Sidley’s Technology & IP Transactions practice was the winner of The Recorder’s Corporate Department of the Year Award in the Tech Transactions category. The Daily Journal named Glenn to its 2019 list of “Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers” in California. Managing IP has recognized Glenn as a “Patent Star” of 2019.
Glenn advises clients on intellectual property ownership, use, acquisition, sale, license and protection, and structures and negotiates U.S. and cross-border transactions such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property acquisitions and spin-outs, as well as the full array of commercial relationships, including development, hosting, services, outsourcing, manufacturing, supply, distribution, marketing, advertising and promotional relationships. As part of his practice, he also advises companies on privacy and compliance issues, as well as counseling companies expanding overseas on international structurings, intra-company arrangements, customer facing arrangements, jurisdictional issues and local law compliance.
Glenn is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society.
Admissions & Certifications
- University of Saskatchewan, J.D., 1988
- Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A., 1984