February 17, 2020

Merrill Appoints Patricia Elias as General Counsel

02/18/2020

St. Paul, Minn. – Merrill Corporation, a leading global SaaS provider for participants in the M&A lifecycle, today announced the appointment of Patricia Elias as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Patricia becomes a member of the company’s leadership team, reporting to Merrill Corporation Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Donnelly. 

In her role as general counsel, Elias will support the company’s commercial efforts as it continues to expand its business globally. This will include oversight and support on matters related to corporate governance, compliance and intellectual property management, as well as the review and negotiation of a broad variety of commercial agreements such as licensing, technology, services, leases, non-disclosure, independent contractor, vendor, and data privacy agreements, as well employment agreements.

“With our successful transformation to a leading global software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for M&A professionals, we know our legal strategy will continue to play an important role in supporting our ambitious growth goals,” said Merrill Corporation CEO Rusty Wiley. “Having a seasoned professional with experience managing legal strategies for SaaS and global software companies makes Patricia a valuable addition to our leadership team. Her experience in the software industry coupled with her legal expertise will help us to continue to innovate and service our customers.”

Elias brings a wealth of legal and SaaS experience to her role at Merrill. Most recently, she served as General Counsel for International Decision Systems, a provider of software and services to the global asset finance industry. Before that, she was Associate General Counsel for Infor Inc, a global software provider for customer relationship management, supply chain management, enterprise asset management, property management and other business software to midmarket companies. She has also served in several senior legal roles at SoftBrands Inc., Lawson Software, Abaton.com, and Health Systems Integration. 
 
Patricia holds an JD from the William Mitchell College of Law, and a BA from the University of Minnesota.

About Merrill Corporation
Merrill Corporation is a leading global SaaS provider for participants in the M&A lifecycle. The company’s platform, DatasiteOne, powers secure, intelligent due diligence and enterprise collaboration for thousands of deals in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit http://www.merrillcorp.com.

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