Shaun J. Bockert

Biography

Shaun Bockert is a technology lawyer. He works closely with companies (emerging, growth, and established), entrepreneurs, and investors across many industries, both as providers and customers of technologies. He concentrates his practice on the structuring and negotiation of complex transactions involving software, cloud computing, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, consumer electronics, mobile applications, and e-commerce, including:

  • Technology Transactions—licensing, research, development, manufacturing, supply, collaboration, procurement, and distribution agreements and other commercial transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions—private equity and venture capital investments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, asset spin-offs, and other strategic and business sale transactions
  • Media and Marketing Campaigns—data collection, processing, and security programs, social media campaigns, content rights and publishing deals, affiliate marketing agreements, publicity rights and endorsements, online sweepstakes and contests, and other marketing and promotional arrangements

Before joining Blank Rome, Shaun was a fellow in the intellectual property division of the Philadelphia Law Department.

Outside the Firm

Shaun is an avid reader and eater, and often does both at the same time.

Experience

  • Sungard Availability Services, a provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies, in numerous transactions, including (i) the sale of its Assurance Business Continuity Management Planning software business to Resurgens Technology Partners; and (ii) the sale of certain of the Company’s non-core U.S assets of its Managed Services business located in Illinois (including certain real property and customer contracts) to an affiliate of Element Critical.
  • Bombora, Inc., a provider of demographic, firmographic, and intent data, in its acquisition of netFactor Corporation, a provider of software-based products and services that generate and collect firmographic and other marketing data.
  • eLocal USA LLC, a leader in performance-based advertising for local, regional, and national service businesses, in its acquisition of both Felix Calls, LLC (a pay-per-action advertising business) and CityGrid Media, LLC (a local content and advertising network) from InterActiveCorp (IAC) and its affiliates.
  • Nearly Natural, a rapidly growing e-commerce platform primarily offering a broad assortment of artificial plants, flowers and trees, in connection with an investment transaction with Centre Partners, a New York based private equity firm.
  • Madison Logic, a digital marketing company focused on business-to-business lead generation and account based marketing solutions, in its sale to Clarion Partners, a New York based private equity fund.
  • Syngin Technology, LLC, a provider of automated logistics solutions for disposition of used vehicles, in the sale of 70% of the company to a subsidiary of Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global provider of logistics and shipping solutions.
  • NewSpring Holdings, a leading diversified holding company focused on acquiring and building companies in logistics, managed services, financial software and technology and government services, in various transactions, including its acquisition of The Sentinel Company, establishing NewSpring Holdings’ government services platform, its fourth platform in just over four years.
  • Siemens Corporation, in various transactions, including (i) the global sale by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics of a healthcare-related business line to Beckman Coulter, a subsidiary of Danaher corporation; and (ii) the formation of Fluence Energy, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with The AES Corporation, which will be a global energy storage technology and services company reaching customers in over 160 countries.

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Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • James Madison University, BA, cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, MA