Gabriel E. Meister is a partner in the Technology Transactions Group in the New York 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 technology, services and intellectual property-related matters. His practice is focused on critical Internet, media and technology deals, long-term services arrangements (including large-scale IT outsourcing (ITO), business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing and distribution projects), and licensing transactions. Mr. Meister has considerable knowledge of a broad range of technologies and industries, including computer software and hardware, Internet and electronic commerce, cloud and mobile services, telecommunications, entertainment and content licensing, social media, traditional and new media, advertising, financial services, insurance, semiconductors, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and emerging technologies.
In addition to his core technology transactions experience, Mr. Meister also has extensive experience in counseling clients on intellectual property issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, long-term services arrangements, and other high-profile transactions.
Mr. Meister 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 Intellectual Property supplement of the New York Law Journal.
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 copyright law, privacy, data security, and contract law. He is also a founder and editor of Socially Aware (http://www.mofo.com/sociallyaware/ and http://www.sociallyawareblog.com), an award-winning newsletter and blog devoted to the law and business of social media.
Mr. Meister worked in the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster from 2011 to 2013 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.
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 designing and conducting innovative bioinformatics and immunology research projects at Brown University’s TB/HIV Research Laboratory.