Lacy Kolo


Dr. Kolo is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Tech+IP Advisory practice. She has spent her career working at the intersection of intellectual property, strategic transactions, and technology, both as an operating executive and as a partner in one of the world’s largest law firms. Dr. Kolo is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

In her prior role as Partner at the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, Dr. Kolo routinely advised companies, private equity firms, and financial advisory firms on technology and patents in complex corporate transactions. Dr. Kolo also has substantial experience on intellectual property elements of restructuring, insolvency proceedings, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, for both buyside and sellside 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. 

Dr. Kolo also has extensive experience in technology transfer, assisting international organizations in building and successfully monetizing technology, and previously worked in the technology transfer office at Saint Louis University. In addition, Dr. Kolo founded and successfully exited a technology company in the software development market called Software ESP and a government contracting company called Zifian. 

Dr. Kolo earned a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Virginia as a Jefferson Scholar, a Ph.D. in Pharmacological and Physiological Studies from Saint Louis University, and a J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. She is a frequent speaker and author on hot topics in intellectual property, such as IP business strategies, intellectual property in transactions, and monetization, and currently serves as Chair of the Merger and Acquisition Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).


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