Cynthia J. Cole

Special Counsel

Palo Alto

P: +1.650.739.7575 F: +1.650.739.7635
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Cynthia Cole has more than 17 years of experience representing global companies and private equity funds in complex strategic business transactions. Clients benefit from Ms. Cole's legal experience as CEO and General Counsel in public and private companies in a range of sectors.  She has advised Executives and Boards of Directors on formation, organic and inorganic growth and exit strategies. She has extensive experience working for technology companies, with a particular focus on technology and cross-border transactions, including leading Telecommunications, Software/SaaS and Semiconductor. She has advised companies on a range of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset purchase and joint developments. Her experience includes a variety of commercial transactions, ranging from licensing, data sharing and monetization, original equipment manufacturer, reseller, distributor, sales representative, services, data center, manufacturing to supply agreements.

Ms. Cole has been the first General Counsel for early-stage and advanced technology companies and as such has implemented all backbone commercial and terms of service agreements. Another aspect of Ms. Cole's practice includes intellectual property counseling, with respect to the allocation of intellectual property ownership, protection and monetization of intellectual property rights, open source and data privacy.

Just prior to joining Baker Botts, Ms. Cole was CEO and General Counsel to an industry leader in VR/AR.

Awards & Community

Recognized as one of the "Women Leaders in Tech Law" by The Recorder, 2017


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