About the Editor

About the Editor
Lacy Kolo, PhD, is a Director at the global investment bank
Houlihan Lokey.
As part of the Tech+IP Advisory practice at Houlihan Lokey,
Dr. Kolo serves as a trusted advisor for clients, providing coun-
sel on technology and intellectual property–based transactions,
mergers and acquisitions, IP-backed capital formation, and
Dr. Kolo has spent her career working at the intersection of
intellectual property, strategic transactions, and technology. In
her prior role of partner at the international law rm of Squire
Patton Boggs, Dr. Kolo routinely advised companies, private equity
rms, and nancial advisory rms on the value and impact of
technology and intellectual property in complex corporate trans-
actions. Dr. Kolo also has substantial experience on intellectual
property elements of restructuring, insolvency proceedings, merg-
ers, acquisitions, and divestitures, for both buy-side and sell-side
clients. At Squire Patton Boggs, Dr. Kolo was also responsible for
building and later monetizing extensive patent portfolios through
enforcement efforts such as licensing and litigation. In addition,
Dr. Kolo founded and successfully exited a technology company in
the software development company, and a government contract-
ing company.
Dr. Kolo earned a JD from the Antonin Scalia George Mason
University law school; a PhD in Pharmacological and Physiological
Studies from St. Louis University; and a BA in International
Studies from the University of Virginia. Dr. Kolo is a frequent
speaker and author on hot topics in intellectual property, such as

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