De Prospero Francesco

Francesco De Prospero

Senior Associate

Francesco De Prospero advises public and private companies, investors, private equity firms, institutions and nonprofits on transactions involving corporate and intellectual property matters, including mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers, collaborations, joint ventures, and the licensing, development and commercialization of new products and technologies.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. De Prospero has handled matters ranging from asylum cases to the representation of numerous nonprofit organizations supporting the arts, social services and environment protection efforts.

While in law school, Mr. De Prospero served on the editorial board of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law as articles editor and was a judicial intern to Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Justice Jack Jacobs of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Before receiving his first law degree in Europe, Mr. De Prospero was an infantry lieutenant in the Italian Army and received his basic training in the Alpini, the Italian mountain troops.


  • Broadcom in its sale of certain assets and manufacturing rights associated with its wireless IoT business to Synaptics.
  • GlaxoSmithKline in a $300 million equity investment in data company 23andMe.
  • Bain Capital in the sale of The Weather Company’s B2B, mobile and cloud-based web properties to IBM to be used as the foundation for the Watson IoT Platform for approximately $3 billion.
  • Luminous Computing, a supercomputer manufacturer, in its commercial operations and intellectual property transactions.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LL.C.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Certificate in Management and Finance
  • J.D., Universit√† degli Studi di Milano
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar
  • Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania

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