Akiyah B. Francis


Akiyah works with technology, communications, media and entertainment clients on a variety of strategic and operational matters. Her practice includes preparing and negotiating technology, software, content, trademark licenses and other commercial agreements. She also focuses her practice on counseling clients on technologies and intellectual property, and relevant commercial issues related to the license, sale, or acquisition of intangible assets, technology assets and related intellectual property rights.

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  • AccountantsWorld Sells to IRIS 

  • ZOLL Medical Agrees to Acquire Itamar Medical for $538 Million 

  • DataRobot Hits $6.3 Billion Valuation With Series G Round, Acquires Algorithmia 

  • Clarabridge Agrees to Sell to Qualtrics for $1.125 Billion 


  • Washington University School of Law
    JD, Certificate in Business Law

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    BA, Communication
    magna cum laude, 2012

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


  • Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

  • Junior League of Washington

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts