Tessa J. Schwartz

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Tessa Schwartz is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster where she has an active practice counseling companies on intellectual property issues and negotiating complex intellectual property and commercial agreements. She advises on a range of strategic transactions, including key patent licenses and acquisitions, technology procurement agreements, and complex development, collaboration, joint ventures, and distribution deals.

Ms. Schwartz also regularly advises companies on the IP aspects of their M&A transactions. Ms. Schwartz's clients include telecommunications, wireless, software, hardware, consumer electronics and products, semiconductor, social media, Internet, and other companies. She also has a particular focus on the Cleantech sector (including in the solar, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sectors) and sustainability issues and is co-chair of the firm's Cleantech practice. Ms. Schwartz is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA 2012 and Legal 500 U.S. 2012, and was named to the Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40 list in 2009.