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Marcelo Halpern

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Perkins Coie LLP

Marcelo Halpern is a partner with the firm's Business practice and a member of the Technology Transactions & Privacy group.  Marcelo's practice focuses on transactional, strategic and corporate representation of global "FORTUNE 100" companies, start-up and emerging growth companies, as well as U.S.-based and international governments and non-profits. His experience includes structuring and negotiating technology and intellectual property-oriented strategic alliances and joint ventures; software, data and content licensing; outsourcing and ERP implementation transactions; counseling on digital strategy concerns including open source licensing, data security, data use and privacy issues (including HIPAA, GLB and cross-border data privacy issues); hosting, cloud computing and software services agreements; Internet exchanges and marketplaces; Internet advertising and sponsorship agreements; research and development transactions; private labeling, co-branding and other marketing and distribution strategies; and intellectual property and technology issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, financing and bankruptcy transactions. Marcelo also provides general corporate representation to software, consulting, Internet, e-commerce and technology companies.


  • Chambers' USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, 2004 - present
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers Network, 2004 - present
  • Legal 500, Leading Lawyer, 2005 - present

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131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5559
Phone: 312-324-8535
Firm Phone: 312-324-8400

Practice Areas

  • Technology Law (Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Outsourcing, Transactions)


  • Wesleyan University (BA) (1985)
  • Columbia University Law School (J.D.) (1992)
  • Columbia University (MBA) (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Practising Law Institute, Understanding the Intellectual Property License program — Chair
  • International Technology Law Association — Member
  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association — Member
  • Chicago Bar Association — member