Microsoft Corporation’s Acquisition of CloudKnox Security

Perkins Coie advised Microsoft Corporation on the deal while Fenwick & West represented CloudKnox Security.

Microsoft Corporation announced its acquisition of CloudKnox Security, a leader in Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM).

The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to cloud security. CloudKnox offers complete visibility into privileged access. It helps organizations right-size permissions and consistently enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and it employs continuous analytics to help prevent security breaches and ensure compliance.

The Perkins Coie deal team was led by Seattle partner Nick Davis (Picture) and included associates Tyler Mordecai and Aaron Dickinson. Advice was also provided by employee benefits partner Tom Cristy and associate Tomer Vandsburger; employment partner Julie Lucht and counsel Stephanie Holstein; executive compensation senior counsel Iveth Durbin; privacy partners John Treviño and Charlyn Ho and associates Rocio Palomo and Taylor Greene; technology transactions partner David Daggett, senior counsel Julien Bowers and associates Brandon Thompson and Eli Roden; and tax partner Carl Crow and associate Minkeun Woo.

Fenwick has served as outside counsel to CloudKnox since 2018, led by corporate partner Michael Esquivel. The Fenwick transaction team was led by corporate partners Michael Esquivel, Scott Behar and Thomas Kang, and included associates Christine Chen, Cindy Chang and Daniel Isaacson; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Marshall Mort and associate Cynthia Yuan; technology transactions partner Joseph Schenck, associate Mona Fang and advisor Sandra Weustink; privacy and cybersecurity partner Jim Koenig and associate Ana Razmazma; intellectual property partner David Hayes and staff attorney Amy Brown; and tax partner William Skinner.

Involved fees earner: Scott Behar – Fenwick & West LLP; Cindy Chang – Fenwick & West LLP; Christine Chen – Fenwick & West LLP; Michael Esquivel – Fenwick & West LLP; Mona Fang – Fenwick & West LLP; David Hayes – Fenwick & West LLP; Daniel Isaacson – Fenwick & West LLP; Thomas Kang – Fenwick & West LLP; James Koenig – Fenwick & West LLP; Marshall Mort – Fenwick & West LLP; Ana Razmazma – Fenwick & West LLP; Joseph Schenck – Fenwick & West LLP; William Skinner – Fenwick & West LLP; Cynthia Yuan – Fenwick & West LLP; Julien Bowers – Perkins Coie; Thomas Cristy – Perkins Coie; Carl Crow – Perkins Coie; David Daggett – Perkins Coie; Nicholas Davis – Perkins Coie; Aaron Dickinson – Perkins Coie; Iveth Durbin – Perkins Coie; Taylor Greene – Perkins Coie; Charlyn Ho – Perkins Coie; Stephanie Holstein – Perkins Coie; Julie Lucht – Perkins Coie; Tyler Mordecai – Perkins Coie; Rocio Palomo – Perkins Coie; Elijah Roden – Perkins Coie; Brandon Thompson – Perkins Coie; John Treviño’ – Perkins Coie; Tomer Vandsburger – Perkins Coie; Minkeun Woo – Perkins Coie;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP; Perkins Coie;

Clients: CloudKnox Security; Microsoft;

Author: Martina Bellini