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. 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.
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville — Arts Board Matching Program (Class of 2017)
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox
Represented Western Dental Services, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Dental Service Organization
Engility Holdings Merges with SAIC for $2.5 Billion
Alpha-Omega Change Engineering Sold to CAE USA
Represented River Associates Investments in its acquisition of GAHH, LLC
Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical
We represented Clearwater Compliance in its investment by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC.
Represented Family Treatment Network in its acquisition of Behavioral Care Specialists
Represented NN, Inc. in its sale of the Precision Bearing Components Group to Tsubaki Nakashima Co. for $388 million
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2019)
Oxford International IP Moot Court — First Place