John F. Delaney is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he leads the office’s Technology Transactions Group and co-heads the firm’s Media practice. Mr. Delaney advises clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups on a wide range of complex technology law issues.
Mr. Delaney is also the co-founder and co-editor of Socially Aware, a popular blog and award-winning newsletter covering social media and Internet law developments. The blog is located at www.sociallyawareblog.com, and was recently included in the ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg 100, a list of top legal blogs.
Mr. Delaney is ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of America’s leading business lawyers (recommended in New York for "Technology & Outsourcing" (Band 1)); is recommended by Legal 500 in the areas of “Technology: Outsourcing,” “Technology: Transactions” and “Technology: Data Protection and Privacy”; and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America (Information Technology), PLC Which Lawyers (Outsourcing), IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (Patent Licensing) and Superlawyers (Intellectual Property; IT & Outsourcing; Entertainment & Sports). Crain’s New York Business included him in its “Technology 100,” a list of individuals “likely to shape the direction and growth of New York’s economy for years to come.”
Mr. Delaney received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.