“The firm is committed to expanding our capabilities in IP/IT transactions,” said Matthew Petersen, co-chair of the Global Corporate Group. “Peter has an impressive background, with substantial experience leading technology transactions and advising on a wide range of mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, financings and other complex deals.”
Emmi is the fifth recent addition to Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. Other recent joiners include Julia Boyd in New York, Julia Zhu-Morelli in Los Angeles, Hope D’Oyley-Gay in Princeton and Moshe J. Kupietzky in Century City.
Emmi was previously at Akin Gump for the past two and a half years. Prior to that he was an IP attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Before beginning his legal career, Emmi was a lead negotiator for IP licenses and agreements in IBM’s Intellectual Property & Licensing Group in the company’s headquarters. In addition, he has more than 15 years of experience as an engineer and engineering manager in IBM’s former Microelectronics Division, including card-level electronics design and testing, software development, and semiconductor research and development.