Gabriel E. Meister is a partner in the Technology Transactions Group in the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, and a member of the firm’s Global Sourcing Group.
Major corporate clients rely on Mr. Meister for his substantial experience in a wide variety of high technology and intellectual property-related matters. His practice is focused on critical Internet, media, and technology 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, Internet and electronic commerce, biotechnology and life sciences, 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 received his B.A. in biology, magna cum laude, in 1993 from Brown University, where he was elected to Sigma Xi, and his J.D., cum laude, in 1998 from Harvard Law School, where he served as an Affiliate of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Prior to law school, Mr. Meister assisted in the design and conduct of innovative bioinformatics and immunology research projects at Brown University’s TB/HIV Research Laboratory.
Mr. Meister has presented on a variety of subjects at the intersection of technology and the law, including several recent talks on confronting legal risks in the use of social media and social networking services; presentations at the 20th and 21st Annual University of Texas Technology Law conferences (where he spoke concerning key copyright and other legal developments in digital media and content); and speeches and training programs in other venues concerning privacy, data security, and contract law. He was recognized by Chambers& Partners 2009 as an “Up-and-Coming Individual” in the area of technology and IT outsourcing, and is currently ranked by Chambers USA as a leading Technology & IT Outsourcing lawyer in New York (Band 3). He is the co-author of “Confronting IP Issues in Outsourcing Deals,” which appeared in the New York Law Journal’s Intellectual Property supplement in 2004. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of Morrison & Foerster's Socially Aware newsletter.
Mr. Meister worked in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster from 1998 to 2010 and is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in New York.