With a commitment to understanding his clients’ businesses inside and out, Rick offers practical, solution-oriented legal advice while ensuring that risk management is tailored to each client’s specific needs. His extensive background and achievements in the field make him a trusted and highly sought-after legal advisor. Rick has earned recognition as a leader in technology and commercial contracts. His expertise in these areas enables him to guide clients with a thorough understanding of the relevant laws. He provides invaluable insights to help them achieve their business objectives effectively.
Rick is heavily involved in management of the firm. Rick serves as co-chair of the Technology Industry Team; chair of the firm’s Technology and Innovation Committee; leader of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence; Intellectual Property Team Leader; and member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, Information Security Subcommittee, and Strategic Planning Committee.
With a sharp focus on the ever-evolving landscape of AI and other technologies, Rick brings a deep understanding of the legal intricacies of technology. Dedicated to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, Rick earned a 2023 certificate from MIT Sloan + CSAIL Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy Program and completed the Berkeley Law AI Institute Platform. These programs enable him to offer clients the most current and relevant legal guidance and insight in artificial intelligence.
Rick also excels at negotiating complex commercial contracts including deals for goods and services, technology deals and intellectual property licensing transactions. His meticulous attention to detail and ability to navigate the intricate world of commercial contracts set him apart in the field. Clients can rely on his expertise and nearly two decades of experience focused on commercial contracts to ensure that their contracts are not only legally sound but also strategically advantageous.
In addition to his core competencies, Rick has also provided invaluable support in mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, franchise law and privacy matters. He also has years of experience dealing with self-funded health benefit plans as he was formerly assistant general counsel for one of the nation’s largest third-party administrators. His diverse skill set allows him to assist clients in a wide range of legal matters, making him a versatile and indispensable partner.