Sarah Koper Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Sarah Koper

Sarah Koper

Commercial, Tech & IP Lawyer

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
New York University School of Law
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Clear Communication
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About
Sarah has extensive experience drafting & negotiating complex transactions -- commercial, IP, technology, licensing, SaaS, employment, data, privacy (including GDPR) & security matters, as well as financings and M&A.

Clients include Google, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley and many household name startups. Sarah began her legal career as a fellow at the UN International Law Commission in Geneva & went on to major firms like Cleary Gottlieb and startup & VC-focused Gunderson Dettmer after graduating NYU Law. She also holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Japanese.

Sarah regularly acts as outside inside counsel, partnering closely
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6
Years
experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We needed a new MSA for our B2B SaaS platform because our old forms were subpar. We also developed new products (with Sarah's input from the whiteboarding stage - really helpful) and wanted to leverage more customer data in new ways. Sarah put together a great MSA quickly that addressed all our concerns - and quite a few issues hadn't thought of... She's thorough, efficient and really a pleasure to work with. She then negotiated our new MSA w/ great success 100s of times, including heavy big pushes at quarter and year end. Sarah's been a great partner in maintaining strong relationships with our customers and helping us to recognize revenue."

Drafted SaaS Master Services Agreement and negotiated it many times
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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"I've known Sarah and worked on tech startups for years, and she's always been my "go to" lawyer because she knows what she's doing and how to discuss legal matters in the language of business. She's recently given my team great guidance on our new yoga and wellness tech startup. Tech, IP and licensing are all a black box to me, and we've relied on her counsel heavily on these and other matters with great results. It's not every day your best counsel is also your good friend. I couldn't recommend working with her more."

Counseling and contract work for early stage health and wellness tech startup
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Independent Legal Consultant

Commercial, Tech & IP Counsel

Mar 2018 - Present

Engage with global Fortune 500 companies and startups to structure and manage complex commercial transactions; draft and negotiate contracts (e.g., SaaS, licensing, data, analytics, professional services, security, software, IT, marketing, multimedia, employment); advise business teams on technology, information security risk mitigation, best practices and compliance and privacy (including GDPR).

Mar 2018 - Present

Florashare

Founder & Designer

May 2017 - Jul 2019

Provide charity-driven floral design and donation services for client events. Manage all operations.

May 2017 - Jul 2019

Moses & Singer

IP, Entertainment and Technology Transactions Associate

Jan 2019 - Mar 2018

Collaborated with a diverse array of industry leaders and startups on IP, entertainment, sports and technology-related legal transactions.

Jan 2019 - Mar 2018

Gunderson Dettmer

Technology & IP Transactions Associate

Nov 2014 - Aug 2017

Provided wide scope of legal solutions to lean startups and mature technology companies over complete business life cycle: inception, formation, daily operations, fundraising, growth, partnerships, acquisitions and divestitures. Focused on technology, commercial, intellectual property and IT matters. Counseled business teams and company leadership.

Nov 2014 - Aug 2017

Cleary Gottlieb

IP and Mergers and Acquisitions Associate

Sep 2012 - Oct 2014

Represented industry leaders (e.g., Google, Amex, Medtronic, OpenText, Black & Decker) in high profile mergers, acquisitions, divestitures & other intellectual property & technology-related transactions. Drafted & negotiated intellectual property license agreements, acquisition, divestiture and credit facility transaction documents. Conducted research & drafted memos (diligence, case law, FARS).

Sep 2012 - Oct 2014

United Nations International Law

Fellow / Intern

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Researched, drafted memos on and presented topics for codification and development of international law.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

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