Carrie Hellwig Christopher

Advisor, Legal

Carrie began her business law practice representing high-tech and life science technology companies in a wide range of corporate, securities and commercial matters. Carrie has advised clients on all aspects of business and technology law matters, including corporate formation, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, collaborative research and development activities, clinical trials, supply, distribution and manufacturing activities, general protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and technology licensing and acquisition activities. She has also worked with clients in creating form license, non-disclosure and distribution agreements, and assisted companies in licensing technology from universities and research institutions for use in the private sector. Carrie has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, coal processing, software, wireless communications, and other high technology industries.

Carrie has also spent a significant amount of time advising companies from the inside. During her time as in house counsel, Carrie worked side-by-side with her business colleagues on a wide range of legal issues including acquisition of new lines of business, negotiation of agreements for custom software development, value added resale, database solutions, hosted applications and cloud computing, data mining, software publishing, outsourcing, and use of independent contractors. She also provided advice on legal issues related to strategic acquisitions and partnering, game development, product branding, online web store sales, advertising and privacy law compliance, and protection of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.