Mallory M. Craig-Karim

Mallory M. Craig-Karim

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Mallory Craig-Karim is an associate in the San Francisco office of Baker McKenzie, where her practice focuses on corporate and securities law.

During law school, Mallory served on the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review and as president of the University of Virginia Law Democrats.

While pursuing her degrees, Mallory interned with the Executive Office of the President, the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions, the Office of Governor Edmund Brown Jr., and the Office of Congressman George Miller.

In recognition of her academic and extracurricular achievement, Mallory was inducted into the Raven Society, the oldest honor society at the University of Virginia, and Phi Delta Phi.

Mallory was given the Rising Star Award in 2022. 

Practice Focus

Mallory Craig-Karim represents public and private clients in complex strategic transactions and corporate governance matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, and restructurings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Snowflake Inc. in its USD 800 million acquisition of Streamlit, Inc., a company that specializes in simplifying and accelerating the creation of data applications.

  • Uniphore in its acquisition of Colabo, an AI-powered knowledge automation solution that specializes in extracting and utilizing information from structured and unstructured documents in real time. Terms of the transaction not disclosed.

  • Johnson & Johnson in its strategic separation of its consumer products and pharmaceutical businesses.

  • Represented Lyra Health in its acquisition of ICAS World.

  • Calera Capital in its acquisition of Thayer Power & Communication Line Construction Company, LLC from The Anderson Group, LLC. Terms of transaction not disclosed.

  • Instacart in its USD 350 million acquisition of Caerp.ai, to support Instacart's expansion into the hardware technology space.

  • Bayer AG in its USD 4 billion acquisition of Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc., supporting Bayer’s growth in the field of cell and gene therapies.

  • Jumio Corporation in its acquisition of Beam Solutions' anti-money laundering platform, enabling Jumio Corporation to provide the first end-to-end identity verification and compliance solution. Terms of the transaction not disclosed.

  • ServiceNow, Inc. in its acquisition of Sweagle NV, a Belgium-based configuration data management company. Terms of the transaction not disclosed.

  • Frasers Property Ltd. in its leading Series Seed Financing investment in CohesionIB, Inc.

  • Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. in its USD 14.3 billion acquisition by affiliates of Digital Colony Partners and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund, the largest media and communications leveraged buyout since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • DoorDash, Inc. in its USD 410 million acquisition of Caviar, Inc.

  • Nightstar Therapeutics plc in its USD 877 million acquisition by Biogen Inc.

  • Calera Capital in its support of ImageFIRST’s acquisition of Faultless Healthcare Linen. Terms of the transaction not disclosed.

*includes matters before joining Baker McKenzie.

Professional Honors

  • Rising Star Award, 2022
  • American Heart Association, Woman of Impact Nominee, 2022
  • Google OC LEAD Program Invitee, 2021 and 2022
  • Pro Bono Champion Award, 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Board Member, San Francisco LGBT Center

Corporate Responsibility

  • Drafted legal contracts and policies for the San Francisco LGBT Center’s and Freedom Forward's youth housing initiatives, “Host Homes” and "Launchpads," respectively. These programs aim to connect San Francisco residents with available rooms and housing to unhoused youth in need of accommodation.

  • Researched case law and other legal avenues to better protect and achieve justice for victims of AAPI-motivated hate crimes. This work was performed on behalf of the National Queer Asian American Pacific Islander Alliance.

  • Authored chapters of the “Homeless Youth Handbook,” a resource directory for homeless youth across the United States.

Admissions

  • California~United States

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • University of Oxford (Wadham College, Law & Policy)

Languages

  • English
  • Author, "Subverting the Perverted Practice of Provocation: Eliminating Modern Day Uses of LGBT Panic Defenses," Tulane Journal of Law and Sexuality, 2018

  • Author, "Ethnic Mobilization and Democratization: Post Cold War Competitive Authoritarian Regimes," Sarah Lawrence College, 2015