Steven C. Browne
Managing Partner, Morgan Lewis
Silicon Valley Area, Boston Area
Venture Capital Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, International Transactions
Bio
Steven C. Browne has nearly 30 years of experience representing clients in all manner of M&A transactions across various industries and geographies. The global leader of the firm’s corporate & business transactions practice and a leader of the firm’s technology M&A practice, Steven has completed hundreds of technology M&A transactions with an aggregate deal value in the billions. His practice is global, and he has represented US companies in their cross-border transactions and non-US clients in their US acquisitions. Recognized as “An incredible corporate lawyer” in Chambers USA , he is routinely ranked by leading legal publications including The Legal 500 , The Best Lawyers in America , and Super Lawyers , among others, and was recognized as an “M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal . Before joining Morgan Lewis, Steven was the managing partner of another international law firm, where he was also a partner in their corporate practice.
Matters
  • Represented Oracle Corporation in over 60 acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Wercker Holding BV, Moat Inc., Apiary Inc., Dynamic Network Services Inc., Palerra, LogFire, Crosswise, Ravello Systems, AddThis, StackEngine, Maxymiser, TOA Technologies, Greenbytes, Corente Inc., BitzerMobile, BigMachines Inc., Compendium, Nimbula, Tekelec Global, DataRaker, Inc., SelectMinds, Inc., Involver, Skire, Collective Intellect, Vitrue, ClearTrial LLC, FatWire, Ksplice, Inc., LiveLOOK, Datanomic Ltd., Pillar Data Systems, Passlogix, the software assets of eServGlobal, Market2Lead Inc., Convergin Inc., Silver Creek Systems, Sophoi Inc., AppForge, Conformia Software, Relsys International, Skywire Software, Empirix Inc., AdminServer Inc., Moniforce B.V., LogicalApps Inc., Bridgestream, Bharosa Inc., LODESTAR Corporation, Demantra, 360Commerce Inc., Global Logistics Technologies Inc., Oblix, Octet String, Interlace Systems, ProfitLogic Inc., Tangosol, Thor Technologies, TimesTen, TripleHop, Secerno Limited and Ndevr Pty Ltd.
  • Represented Citrix Systems in over 30 M&A transactions, including its acquisitions of XenSource Inc., Netscaler Inc., Expertcity.com, Unidesk Corp., Norscale, Grasshopper Group, LLC, Bytemobile, Virtual Computer, Inc., Podio ApS, EMS-Cortex Ltd., App-DNA Group Ltd., RingCube, ShareFile, Cloud.com, VMLogix, Netviewer, Paglo Labs Inc., Vidsoft gmbh, Caymas Systems, QuickTree Inc., Deterministic Networks Inc., thinGenius Ltd., Aurema Inc., Ardence Inc., Orbital Data Corp., Reflectent Software Inc., Teros Inc. and Net6 Inc. He also represented Citrix in its spinoff of Interval Zero and in asset purchase or technology transfer transactions with Full Armor Corporation, Aurema Inc., Sepago GmbH, Motivus Software Ltd. and others. Additionally, Steve has represented Citrix in numerous strategic investment transactions.
  • Represented Raytheon Company in its acquisition of Websense, a cybersecurity company, from Vista Equity Partners
  • Represented Sapient Corporation in its acquisition of (m)PHASIZE, a leader in the fast-emerging field of cross-channel marketing analytics
  • Represented Sapient Nitro , in its acquisition of Second Story, an interactive studio known for its work in creating immersive experiences that fuse digital interactivity with physical environments
  • Represented MSD Capital and its portfolio company, DavCo Restaurants LLC , in the sale of substantially all of the assets used in the operation of 140 Wendy's restaurants in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
  • Represented MSD Capital , the largest DIP Lender to ATP Oil & Gas Corp. in the formation of a consortium of DIP Lenders to acquire assets of ATP Oil & Gas in a 363 sale
  • Represented Concord Communications in its acquisition by Computer Associates
  • Represented Investors Financial Services in several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of financial services businesses and units of Barclays Global Investors, Chase Manhattan Bank, Sanwa and BankBoston
  • Represented Red Diamond Capital in several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of High Tech Rubber Inc. and Morris Ginsberg & Sons
  • Represented nSuite in its sale to Symantec
  • Represented Sippican Inc. in its leveraged acquisition and financing by the Carlyle Group
  • Represented Sippican Inc. in its acquisitions of Hycor Inc., VIZ Manufacturing Inc. and Spears Associates
  • Represented Netifice Communications in its acquisition of MegaPath Networks
  • Represented Emptoris Inc. in several acquisitions, including its acquisition of Zeborg Inc. and Intigma Holdings
  • Represented Bluesocket Inc. in its acquisition of Pingtel Corp.
  • Represented Fidelity Ventures in numerous venture capital financings and its acquisition of e-Credit.com Inc.
  • Represented Volition Capital as a selling shareholder in Best Buy’s acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies
  • Represented TranSwitch Corporation in its initial public offering and several acquisitions
  • Represented numerous venture capital firms in numerous venture capital financings
  • Represented numerous issuers and underwriters in public offerings and other capital markets transactions
  • Oracle Corporation (NYSE) — World’s largest enterprise software and cloud solutions company
  • Uber Technologies Inc. — Provider of e-commerce technology services for car hire
  • Raytheon Company (NYSE) — A technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world
  • Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq) — World leader in providing cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies
  • PTC, Inc. (Nasdaq) — Global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies
  • Publicis Groupe S.A. (Euronext) — A global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation
  • VeloCloud Networks, Inc.- Provider of cloud based software-defined wide area networking solutions
  • Support.com (Nasdaq) — A leading provider of cloud-based software and services to deliver next-generation technical support
  • VirZOOM, Inc. — Leading developer of active VR applications
  • MSD Capital — Investment firm engaging in a broad range of investment activities across a wide variety of asset classes
  • TruTouch Technologies — A leading provider of non-invasive sobriety verification systems
Clients
Bluesocket Inc. Citrix Systems, Inc. Concord Communications Emptoris, Inc. Fidelity Ventures Investors Financial Services MSD Capital Netifice Communications nSuite Oracle PTC, Inc. Publicis Groupe S.A. Raytheon Company Red Diamond Capital Sapient Sapient Nitro Sippican Inc. Support.com TranSwitch TruTouch Technologies Uber VeloCloud Networks, Inc. VirZOOM, Inc. Volition Capital
Schools
1988
Cornell Law School
Juris Doctor cum laude
1985
University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Arts cum laude
Awards
2018
IFLR1000 Notable Practitioner
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, New York