Senior International Corporate and Technology Transactions Lawyer, Adviser
Gayle's prior experience includes 17 years as an international corporate and technology transactions lawyer, advising clients in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, including 5 years as a member of Latham & Watkins' NY Technology Transactions Group. She also worked in-house in… read more two listed companies - Nexans, SA and Brinks EMEA.
- Outside General Counsel
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Asset Purchase
- Asset Purchase Agreement
- Stock Purchase
- Other Mergers & Acquisitions Matter
"I had the pleasure of working closely with Gayle in her capacity as International Counsel at Nexans on several projects involving the company's intellectual property protection. Most notably, a patent infringement trial in Norway, and the creation of a proactive strategy to protect the company's IP portfolio. Gayle is knowledgeable, dedicated, enthusiastic and creative in her approach to driving parties to reach agreement. I would gladly work with her again."
"Gayle is a practical, commercially oriented and effective lawyer. She supported my companies Asia Pacific legal needs while based in Paris, France. This is not easy to do, given that the legal space in Asia is so fundamentally different than in the US and Europe. Gayle works with diligence and learns complicated issues quickly. I found her to be a pleasure to work with - even in some unpleasant circumstances. I highly recommend her."
GGorvett Consulting LLC
CEO, Managing Partner
Sep 2019 - Present
GGorvett Consulting provides companies seeking to grow their business the legal resources they need without adding head count. We provide assistance on an urgent basis for high level projects, or when the company needs a particular skill set to supplement the in-house team on an interim basis (your external GC).
We work with clients in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, in a multicultural approach.
GGorvett Consulting EURL
Jan 2008 - Aug 2019
Specialized in Corporate Finance and Complex Technology Transactions
Trusted legal adviser to Boards of Directors of multinational companies, executive leadership teams, and entrepreneurs. Provider of immediately operational assistance on an urgent basis for high level projects, and to supplement legal resources in-house on an interim basis.
International Corporate Counsel
May 2006 - Apr 2007
Regional Legal Manager responsible for Brinks Global Services’ legal matters throughout EMEA, APAC. Responsible for advising senior regional management on business development, regional acquisitions, risk management.
- Served as member of Global M&A review team – Analyzed quality of potential acquisition targets worldwide.
- Successfully negotiated complex cross boarder M&A, JV's in regions.
Jul 2005 - Apr 2006
International Corporate Counsel on fixed-term contract at headquarters of Nexans, global leader present in over 65 countries in fibre optic cables and cabling systems, and listed on Euronext.
• Led team to devise proactive strategy to protect Company’s IP portfolio leading to $2 million license agreement with competitor.
• Led negotiations on 90M € subsea cable sale and installation contract.
Latham & Watkins LLP NY
Associate, Technology Transactions Group
Sep 1999 - Aug 2004
Associate specializing in corporate and technology transactions. Often served as primary outside counsel for corporate clients.
• Corporate Finance: Negotiated, drafted M&A, Private Equity, Mezzanine financings.
• Technology Transactions: Represented international media, internet, and technology clients on ongoing basis. (licenses, branding, joint development agreements, technology transfers).
Nov 1993 - Aug 1994
Performed credit, comparable and industry analysis in analyzing potential private equity financings. Researched Illinois territory, developed marketing plan for region.