MeganMcKnelly

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3825

Megan McKnelly advises national and international companies on a variety of intellectual property matters, including IP licenses, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and litigation support.

Megan has experience in domestic and foreign intellectual property portfolio analysis and drafting trademark and patent licenses and assignment contracts. Megan's experience also includes due diligence of privacy and cybersecurity systems, compliance with data protection laws, and critical technology transaction filings with the U.S. Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She has represented clients in a variety of technological fields, including telecommunications, cloud computing, streaming services, medical devices, "smart" devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Megan has an active pro bono practice that includes representing an individual seeking recovery for civil rights violations in the Ninth Circuit and a human trafficking survivor in a vacatur petition in federal district court.

Experience

  • Sonepar to sell Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day is representing the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Andronaco IndustriesJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Andronaco Industries, a leading provider of corrosion-resistant flow control technologies.
  • Husqvarna acquires Orbit IrrigationJones Day advised Husqvarna AB on the acquisition of Lunar Holding Corporation ("Orbit Irrigation") for $480 million in cash.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.