Rodrigo N. Valle


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Rod Valle advises clients across a broad range of industries in intellectual property (IP) 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 IP rights, including handling IP and licensing disputes.

Rod recently completed an eight-month secondment with Vanderbilt University’s Office of the General Counsel where he served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel.  During his time at Vanderbilt, Rod worked closely with the General Counsel and the university’s administrators to provide strategic legal advice across the university and manage special projects, including advice with respect to contract and regulatory compliance issues, managing high-stakes litigation, investigating potential violations of university policies by faculty and staff, and providing guidance concerning IP matters.

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 Law Association (AHLA)

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville — Arts Board Matching Program (Class of 2017)