Rod Valle advises clients across a broad range of industries in intellectual property (IP) related matters and technology-based transactions, including license agreements, software and technology service transactions, strategic relationships, and mergers and acquisitions involving technology and IP assets. Rod also works with companies on a variety of trademark and franchise related issues and counsels clients with respect to privacy and data security matters, including data breach responses and customer notifications, investigations of data security incidents, and crafting incident response plans. In addition, Rod has significant experience representing clients with respect to enforcing their intellectual property rights, including handling intellectual property and licensing disputes.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Rod was an associate at Ropes & Gray working out of the New York and Tokyo offices. After law school, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Prior to law school, Rod worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Life Scientist. Rod is fluent in Spanish and French.