Akiyah B. Francis

Associate

afrancis@cooley.com

Akiyah works with technology, communications, media and entertainment clients on a variety of strategic and operational matters. Her practice includes preparing and negotiating technology, software, content, trademark licenses and other commercial agreements. She also focuses her practice on counseling clients on technologies and intellectual property, and relevant commercial issues related to the license, sale, or acquisition of intangible assets, technology assets and related intellectual property rights.

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Experience

  • ZOLL Medical Agrees to Acquire Itamar Medical for $538 Million 

  • DataRobot Hits $6.3 Billion Valuation With Series G Round, Acquires Algorithmia 

  • Clarabridge Agrees to Sell to Qualtrics for $1.125 Billion 

Education

  • Washington University School of Law in St. Louis
    JD, Certificate in Business Law
    2019

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College
    BA, Communication
    magna cum laude, 2012


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Memberships

  • Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

  • Junior League of Washington