Holland & Knight Adds Glynna Christian as Head of Global Technology Transactions
CHICAGO (February 3, 2021) – Glynna Christian has joined Holland & Knight as a partner and head of global technology transactions. Ms. Christian is a business lawyer who partners with clients to bring creativity and solutions-oriented pragmatism to transactions involving the use of emerging and transformative technology and data. Previously, she practiced at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where she was co-chair of the Global Technology Transactions practice. She will be based in the firm's Chicago office.
Ms. Christian understands the corporate, commercial, operational, risk and strategy issues that clients face when transforming traditional business and service delivery models into digitally enabled enterprise models that leverage data, technology, cloud, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger and mobility solutions. She regularly guides her clients through M&A, financings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. She also assists clients launching pioneering technology, payments and other digital products.
"Glynna is a recognized leader in the technology transactions space and has a history of leadership positions at prominent firms," said José Sirven, the head of Holland & Knight's Business Section. "Nationally, technology-driven transactions are a growing trend, and we expect to see significant growth opportunities as more and more businesses adapt to and embrace technology as a means of creating efficiency and enhancing profitability. Glynna will play a key role in helping us to identify and capitalize on those opportunities."
"Technology is transforming every industry, and many of our technology and traditional industry clients are at the forefront of this digital transformation trend. They value our in-depth knowledge of tech and other industries, as well as the collaborative culture that enables us to team effectively across industries and disciplines to address their unique needs," added Jeff Seul, chair of the firm's Technology & Telecommunications Industry Sector Group. "Glynna will be a key member of the team helping us continue to stay at the forefront of this trend with our clients, which is a strategic priority for the firm."
"Holland & Knight's focus on the technology industry and the strength of its practice in this and other industries were the primary factors in my decision to join the firm. Combined with its strong corporate and regulatory practices, this will enable me to offer more value-additive services to my existing clients," said Ms. Christian. "I look forward to contributing to the firm's efforts to further increase its penetration of the technology transactions market and the industry overall."