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 Law Association (AHLA)
Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville — Arts Board Matching Program (Class of 2017)
Representation of Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare consumer benefits platform. In addition to Health Velocity Capital, other participating investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, and Epic Ventures
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
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, Eckhart Inc., in its acquisition of Gasper Engineering, a full-service industrial automation systems integrator and specialty machine builder located in Indiana
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.
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2019)
Oxford International IP Moot Court — First Place