Violetta A. Kokolus


Violetta A. Kokolus


New York | 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 641 5681 | +1 212 698 3599

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Violetta A. Kokolus advises on complex technology and intellectual property transactions. Her practice focuses on intellectual property licensing, intellectual property development strategies (including, patent pools and monetization) and product-related commercial matters. She also advises clients in connection with technology and intellectual property issues in acquisitions, divestitures, financings and restructurings. Ms. Kokolus’ domestic and international client base spans industries and includes consumer electronic, financial service, computer hardware and software, life science and social media/networking companies, within both the public and private sector.

Ms. Kokolus recently advised on intellectual property related matters for Crown Holdings, Inc. in its US$1.64 billion acquisition of Mivisa Envases and the Certares-formed investor group in its joint venture with American Express Company for its Global Business Travel division and related US$900 million investment.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Kokolus practiced law at an international law firm and her experience in the technology and intellectual property group included representing Facebook in its acquisition of WhatsApp, Sanofi in the restructuring of its alliance agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb with respect to Plavix® and Avapro®/Avalide® and General Electric in various technology joint ventures. She also was seconded as legal counsel to Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California and Panasonic Corporation in Osaka, Japan.

  • The University of British Columbia, BCom, 2001, with Honors
  • University of Victoria, J.D., 2003
  • New York
  • The Alberta Court of Appeal and Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench