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John Evangelakos

Partner

John Evangelakos

Partner
New York +1-212-558-4260+1-212-558-4260 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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John Evangelakos is co-head of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Practice and the Firm’s Intellectual  Property & Technology Group and a member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Evangelakos has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including in the technology and cybersecurity sectors and in the financial services sector.

Mr. Evangelakos has advised clients on issues relating to unauthorized access to customers’ personal data, disclosure considerations arising out of unauthorized access to servers and confidential information, coordinating with federal law enforcement officials and regulatory authorities, governance responsibilities for cybersecurity, and the assessment and oversight of vendors with respect to cybersecurity matters. Mr. Evangelakos was involved in the creation of the Legal Services ISAO and the establishment of its relationship with the Financial Services ISAC.

Mr. Evangelakos has been recognized as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions by New York Super Lawyers (2007-2018), as a recommended transactional IP lawyer in Intellectual Asset Management's Patent 1000 (2014-2018) and in The Legal 500 United States in the Capital markets: equity offerings category (2017) and the Patent licensing and transactional category (2014, 2015), and as a leading lawyer in leveraged buyouts and private equity by The Best Lawyers in America (2008-2019).
 

Speaking Engagements, Writings and Events

  • “Challenges of a National 72-Hour Data Breach Notification Standard” (New York Law Journal, June 1, 2018)
  • “America Isn’t Ready for a ‘Cyber 9/11’”  (Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2017)
  • “Risk Management Summit: The Management of Enterprise Risk & the Evolving Role of the Chief Risk Officer” (RANE, December 1, 2016)
  • “Working with Governmental Authorities After a Breach: Effective Strategies for Engagement” (cyberSecure, September 27, 2016)
  • “Why America Needs to Lead on Cybersecurity” (Mimesis Law, June 29, 2016)
  • “John Evangelakos at Mimesis Law’s Cy-Pher Executive Roundtable.” (Mimesis Law, June 7, 2016)
  • “Unified Theory of Security Organizations and Standards.”  (NYSE Governance Services Cybersecurity Webinar, August 12, 2015)


SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Intellectual Property and Technology-Related Transactions
  • Eastman Kodak in the $527 million sale of its digital imaging patent portfolio to a consortium organized by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation
  • Intercontinental Exchange in its $8.2 billion acquisition of NYSE Euronext, its acquisitions of the New York Board of Trade for $1.7 billion and Creditex for $625 million, its $9.9 billion attempted acquisition of the Chicago Board of Trade, its $5.2 billion acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation and its acquisition of Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations and Credit Market Analysis businesses
  • Axel Springer in its acquisition of Business Insider
  • Archipelago Holdings in its $10.5 billion merger with The New York Stock Exchange to form NYSE Group; in its $90 million acquisition of PCX Holdings, the parent company of the Pacific Exchange; in its joint venture with the Pacific Exchange, creating the first completely open electronic stock market in the United States; and in numerous rounds of financing, including the $125 million investment by General Atlantic and its merger with REDIBook
  • Microsoft, as the organizer of a consortium of technology companies, in its patent purchase agreement with Novell, pursuant to which the consortium acquired approximately 882 patent and patent applications from Novell for $450 million, at the same time as Novell was taken private by Attachmate Corporation
  • Barclays in the $15.2 billion sale of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) to BlackRock
  • NXP B.V. in a strategic alliance with Virage Logic Corporation, pursuant to which NXP transferred employees and assets associated with selected advanced CMOS libraries, IP blocks and System-on-Chip architecture, and which included a long-term IP licensing and development agreement
  • Citadel Investment Group in its investment in Direct Edge ECN
  • LCH.Clearnet in its acquisition of International Derivatives Clearing Group from the NASDAQ OMX Group and certain other investors
  • Citigroup in its role as financial adviser to NYSE Group in connection with its $10.2 billion merger of equals with Euronext
  • Cablevision in connection with the $750 million sale by one of its affiliates of PCS licenses to Verizon Wireless
  • Reuters Group  in its $239 million acquisition of Multex.com

Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions
  • AkzoNobel in the $1.05 billion sale of its North American decorative paints business to PPG Industries
  • BP in its $7 billion sale of upstream assets in the United States, Canada and Egypt to Apache Corporation
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in the $2.3 billion sale of Busch Entertainment to Blackstone; Interbrew in its $11.4 billion acquisition of AmBev to form InBev and in the related $1.2 billion unwinding of Interbrew’s joint venture with Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA) in Mexico and the United States
  • Independent Directors of Tower Group in the sale of Tower to ACP Re, an affiliate of AmTrust Financial Services
  • Independent Directors of CastlePoint Holdings in its $490 million acquisition by Tower Group
  • Independent Directors of Sovereign Bancorp in its $1.9 billion acquisition by Banco Santander
  • The Frist family in the $31.6 billion LBO of HCA
  • Whitehall Capital in the $3.8 billion LBO of Kerzner International
  • Independent Directors of Erie Indemnity Company in the going-private acquisition of Erie Family Life Insurance Company
  • Vornado in the $145 million sale to the Yucaipa Companies of a minority interest in AmeriCold Realty Trust
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Tanker Investments in connection with Tanker Investments’ merger with Teekay Tankers
  • Goldman Sachs in numerous acquisitions and investments, including The Ayco Company, Epoch Partners and BTIG LLC
  • Philippine Long Distance Telephone in its defense against an unsolicited $925 million takeover bid from the Gokongwei Group
  • Special Committee of Amtran in the proposed acquisition of Amtran by its controlling shareholder
  • TI Group in its acquisitions of Walbro Corporation for $570 million and S&H Fabricating & Engineering for $350 million
  • ASA Holdings in its $900 million sale to Delta Airlines
  • Alumax in its $3.8 billion sale to Alcoa
  • San Miguel Corporation in connection with the transfer of its Coca-Cola bottling subsidiary to Coca-Cola Amatil of Australia in exchange for a significant block of Amatil shares
  • C&S/Sovran in its $4.3 billion merger into North Carolina National Bank (NCNB) to form Nationsbank
  • Bass PLC in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Holiday Corp.