A team of Ballard Spahr lawyers advised contact lens and eyewear retailer 1-800-Contacts in its sale by WellPoint, Inc., to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. The firm also advised the company in the sale of its glasses.com website and virtual try-on technology to Luxottica Group, an Italian eyewear company.

The transactions are expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, pending regulatory approval. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Ballard Spahr team included David R. Rudd, Leslie E. John, Alissa L. Neufeld, Theresa A. Foxley, Fran Glushakow Gould, Jess C. Theodore, and Steven J. Newman.

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