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About the Editors

John Delaney

John Delaney John Delaney is the co-founder and co-publisher of Morrison & Foerster’s Socially Aware newsletter. Mr. Delaney is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office. His practice focuses on intellectual property and high-technology matters. Mr. Delaney has negotiated complex IT and business process outsourcing contracts and service level agreements, joint ventures, Web site development and hosting relationships, software, Internet, and content licenses and agreements, as well as many other types of technology-related contracts. He also has substantial experience in advising companies on issues such as social networking, privacy and data security, contests and sweepstakes, advertising, unfair competition, trade secrets, and other high-profile intellectual property disputes. Mr. Delaney is consistently recognized by Chambers and other notable third-party publications as a leading attorney in outsourcing and technology transactions, and he is regularly asked to speak on legal issues in these areas.

 

Gabriel Meister

Gabriel Meister Gabriel Meister is the co-founder and co-publisher of Morrison & Foerster’s Socially Aware newsletter. Mr. Meister is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office. He has substantial experience in a wide variety of high-technology and intellectual property-related matters. Mr. Meister’s practice is focused on critical technology, Internet, and media deals, including large-scale IT and business process outsourcing transactions. Mr. Meister has considerable knowledge of a broad range of technologies and industries, including computer software and hardware, biotechnology and life sciences, Internet and electronic commerce, entertainment and content licensing, traditional media and new media, telecommunications, financial institutions, and emerging technologies. He also has extensive experience in counseling clients on intellectual property issues in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and other large corporate transactions. Mr. Meister is recognized by Chambers in the area of technology and IT outsourcing.

 

Aaron Rubin

Aaron Rubin Aaron Rubin is the co-publisher of Morrison & Foerster’s Socially Aware newsletter. Mr. Rubin serves as Of Counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, including structuring and negotiating license agreements, supply agreements, technology transfers, joint development agreements, and other intellectual property and commercial matters relevant to software, hardware, electronic commerce, and other advanced information technology businesses. Mr. Rubin’s practice also includes domestic and international trademark counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. In addition, Mr. Rubin counsels clients with respect to legal issues arising from e-commerce and other online business models, such as those that depend on media sharing, user- generated content, social networking, data aggregation and collection, and paid search.