Skip to Main Content
Our Commitment to Diversity

K&L Gates Advises Microsoft on Continued Investment in ChatGPT Creator OpenAI

1 March 2023

Seattle - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP recently advised Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) on its further investment in San Francisco-based OpenAI, the artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory behind the experimental online chatbot ChatGPT. Microsoft’s long-term partnership with OpenAI through this multiyear, multibillion dollar investment extends its ongoing collaboration across AI supercomputing and research and helps accelerate AI breakthroughs to ensure these benefits are broadly shared with the world. K&L Gates also assisted Microsoft on its initial US $1 billion equity investment in OpenAI in 2019 and later investment in 2021.

Led by Seattle partner Annette Becker, a leader of the firm’s global Corporate practice area, the K&L Gates team also included Seattle partners Won-Han Cheng and Carley Andrews; Wilmington partner Eric Feldman; Washington, D.C., partner Mark Amorosi and of counsel Barry Hart; Boston partner Todd Gibson; and London partners Gabriela da Costa and Jennifer Marsh, as well as associate Niall Lavery

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

Return to top of page

Email Disclaimer

We welcome your email, but please understand that if you are not already a client of K&L Gates LLP, we cannot represent you until we confirm that doing so would not create a conflict of interest and is otherwise consistent with the policies of our firm. Accordingly, please do not include any confidential information until we verify that the firm is in a position to represent you and our engagement is confirmed in a letter. Prior to that time, there is no assurance that information you send us will be maintained as confidential. Thank you for your consideration.

Accept Cancel