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About Marissa Yu

Marissa is an intellectual property senior associate based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property-related transactions, with an emphasis on public and private cross-border mergers and acquisitions, licensing, strategic partnerships, and emerging technologies.

Marissa co-authored, “Xerox/Fuji-Memeograph to the Board: Don’t Copy This” in the June 2018 of The M&A Lawyer, for which she received the Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award.

Marissa is admitted to practice in New York and California and was previously based in the firm’s New York office. 

Recent work

  • BorgWarner on the commercial agreements (contract manufacturing, supply and services) related to the carve-out of its Fuel Systems and Aftermarket units.
  • Sonoco on its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in its joint venture with the WestRock Company, RTS Packaging, and one paper mill for $330 million. 
  • StepStone GmbH / Appcast, Inc, on their acquisition of Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc.
  • Volkswagen on its investment in and related collaboration and development arrangements with QuantumScape; and on the sale of its autonomous driving unit to Argo AI and entry into a joint venture with Ford covering the development, license and use of autonomous vehicle systems.
  • Agilent on its sale of Resolution Bioscience to Exact Sciences Corporation.
  • eBay on its acquisitions of Certilogo and TCGplayer.
  • Aristocrat Leisure on its $1.2bn acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Neogames.
  • Alpha Dhabi on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Gordon Technologies.
  • AeroClean Technologies, Inc in connection with its all-stock merger with Molekule, Inc.
  • ServiceNow on its acquisition of Era Software, Inc.
  • TriNet on its acquisition of Clarus R+D Solutions.
  • Carlotz on its sale to Shift Technologies.
  • TriNet on its acquisition of Zenefits from Francisco Partners.
  • Beiersdorf on its acquisition of premier beauty and skin care brand, Chantecaille.
  • Saint-Gobain on its $2.3bn acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies.
  • Sitel Group on its $2.2bn take-private of Sykes Enterprises. 
  • Sandvik on its acquisition of DWFritz Automation.
  • Honeywell on the combination of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing and acquisition of a majority stake in the combined company.
  • Siemens on its $700m acquisition of Supplyframe.
  • Zymergen on its IPO, conversion to a public benefit corporation and other corporate law matters.
  • AstraZeneca on its $39bn acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
  • Google on its $4.5bn transaction with Jio Platforms.
  • Royal Caribbean Group on the all-cash carve-out of its Azamara cruise line to Sycamore Partners, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise on its $925m acquisition of Silver Peak, the leading software-defined wide area networks company.
  • One Equity Partners on its acquisition of Spartonics, Sparton Corporation's manufacturing and design business.
  • Goldfinch Partners on its acquisition of Vesta, a fintech pioneer in fully guaranteed payment and fraud protection technologies.
  • CVC Capital Partners on its $1.375bn acquisition of Ontic, a leading provider of OEM-licensed parts for legacy aerospace platforms, from BBA Aviation.
  • Volkswagen AG on its $2.6bn investment in Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle technology company.
  • Novartis AG on its $5.3bn acquisition of Xiidra from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.
  • Beiersdorf AG on its $550m acquisition of the Coppertone business from Bayer AG.
  • Verisk on the acquisition of SAP’s Content as a Service (CaaS) business and a strategic partnership with SAP to co-develop product compliance solutions.
  • Continental AG on its $266m acquisition of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.’s anti-vibration systems business.
  • Starbucks Corporation on its $7.15bn global coffee alliance with Nestlé. 



  • JD, Harvard Law School, cum laude.
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge.
  • BA, Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California