Claudia Torres is a senior associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology Companies and M&A/Corporate Governance practices. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions involving public and private entities and general corporate matters. Ms. Torres also represents technology companies in complex strategic transactions.

Ms. Torres’ practice involves counseling public and private companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions, including the representation of clients in technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, joint ventures, as well as the structuring and negotiation of clients’ technology-related deals and distribution arrangements.

Ms. Torres has represented clients in a variety of industries, and focuses in technology, life sciences, software, digital media, online advertising, Internet, entertainment, consulting, fashion, consumer products, and financial services technology, as well as the venture capital and private equity investors that focus on companies in these industries.

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Representative Buy-Side M&A Transactions

  • CarGurus, Inc., a global online automotive marketplace, in its acquisition of Auto List
  • LTN Global Communications, a global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, in its acquisition of Make.TV and its acquisition of Crystal Computer Corporation
  • Altimmune, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, in its acquisition of Spitfire Pharma, Inc. for up to $93 million in upfront and contingent milestone cash and stock payments
  • Hypertherm, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial cutting products, in its acquisition of OMAX Corporation
  • Quench USA, Inc., a leading water technology company, in its acquisition of Pure Health Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of filtered water coolers and related services, for approximately $57.6 million
  • ANSYS, an engineering software simulation company, in its acquisition of Computational Engineering International
  • DaVita, Inc. in numerous acquisitions of dialysis centers*
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc. in numerous acquisitions of retail pharmacies*
  • Beacon Health Strategies, LLC in its acquisition of PsychCare, LLC*
  • Nokia Inc. in its acquisition of MetaCarta Incorporated*

Representative Sell-Side M&A Transactions

  • Evariant, a healthcare consumer and physician engagement company, in its acquisition by Healthgrades
  • BlueTarp, a provider of business-to-business credit management programs, in its acquisition by Capital One
  • Ablynx NV in its cross-border $4.8 billion sale to Sanofi
  • PCI Synthesis, a leading U.S. pharmaceutical CDMO, in its acquisition by Novacap
  • Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. in its sale to Mallinckrodt plc through a public tender offer for approximately $42 million at closing and up to $75 million in contingent cash payments upon the achievement of milestones
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, a leading global pharmaceutical company, in the sale of its specialty women’s global health business for approximately $2.48 billion
  • NeuStar, Inc., a global information services provider, in its sale to Golden Gate Capital and GIC for approximately $2.9 billion
  • Valore Inc. in its acquisition by Follett Corporation
  • Millennial Media, a mobile ad platform company, in its sale to AOL / Verizon through a public tender offer for approximately $250 Million
  • Kepware, Inc., a software development company, in its sale to PTC Inc. for approximately $100 Million up front, plus $18 Million in earn-out consideration
  • Arbinet Corp. in its sale to Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. for approximately $28 Million*
  • Ion Torrent Systems in its acquisition by Life Technologies for approximately $725 Million*
  • Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. a manufacturer of explosive and other threat detection products and services, in its acquisition by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)*
  • TwistDX, Inc. in its acquisition by Alere Inc. for approximately $70 Million*

Complex Commercial Transactions

Ms. Torres has experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of complex commercial agreements, including technology, licensing, professional services, supply, distribution, consulting, joint venture, reseller, referral, master service, terms of service, marketing, co-marketing and advertising agreements, on behalf of clients in various industries, such as:

  • EverTrue, a leading advancement automation platform, in connection with its strategic partnership with Graduway
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, a leading global pharmaceutical company, in connection with its joint venture agreements
  • Code42, a leader in cloud-based endpoint data protection and recovery solutions, in connection with a strategic referral arrangement with Carbonite
  • Higi SH , a community-based health and wellness platform, in connection with a Master Hosted Software and Services Agreement with a leading international retailer
  • StayNTouch, a provider of hotel property management systems and property management system mobile overlay platforms, in connection with the licensing of software and technology for the hospitality industry
  • Williams College in connection with a Master License and Services Agreement with a leading provider of cloud-based construction program management software
  • RealtyClub Investment Advisors in connection with the licensing of online real estate equity crowdfunding technology
  • Intersections, Inc., a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services, in the drafting and negotiation of numerous commercial agreements with its clients and vendors*
  • Capital Clinical Integrated Network, a care coordination entity providing the D.C. Medicaid population with care coordination services, in the drafting and negotiation of a Technology and Software Services Agreement, End-User Agreement, Service and Maintenance Agreement, and Privacy Policy for the licensing of an application platform*
  • DVF Studio, a leading fashion retailer, in the negotiation of a Master Service Agreement for the licensing of an online gateway service between the client’s payment applications and financial institutions*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Ms. Torres is an active leader at Goodwin, committed to global initiatives, diversity initiatives and associate development. Ms. Torres’ leadership roles include membership on Goodwin’s local leadership council for the committee on racial and ethnic diversity in Washington, D.C. Ms. Torres also serves as a formal and informal mentor to various Goodwin associates.

Ms. Torres is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, American Bar Association and Women in Technology (WIT).

Ms. Torres has successfully represented various pro bono clients in applications for asylum and special immigrant juvenile status.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Torres was an Associate at prominent law firms in Washington, DC and Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Ms. Torres worked in the telecommunications industry and founded an international wholesale VOIP telecommunications carrier, serving as its President and CEO. Prior to that Ms. Torres served as Vice President of Business Development and as a Project Manager at another telecommunications company. Prior to entering the telecommunications industry, Ms. Torres worked internationally conducting procurement and logistics for large-scale engineering and construction projects for the Techint Group and Burns and Roe, Inc.

Recognition

Claudia Torres Named to Law360 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board

Ms. Torres was selected to provide feedback on Law360's coverage of M&A news and offer insights to help shape coverage of future matters.

Claudia Torres Named to Law360 2019 Mergers & Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board

Ms. Torres was selected to provide feedback on Law360's coverage of M&A news and offer insights to help shape coverage of future matters.

Claudia Torres Named to 2015 Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR) Pro Bono Honor Roll

In recognition of her pro bono immigration work on behalf of detained unaccompanied children, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR) recognized Ms. Torres as a member of the 2015 CAIR Coalition Pro Bono Honor Roll.

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Boston University School of Law
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Florida State University, Theatre
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Florida State University, International Affairs

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