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Harry Rubin

Ropes & Gray LLP


Harry Rubin is the co-leader of the firm's International Practice Group. He is a globally recognized authority on intellectual property transactions, technology commercialization, strategic alliances and outsourcing. He joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in 2007. Harry is former Co-Chair of the Technology Committee of the International Bar Association. Harry has extensive experience in the representation of leading large and mid-sized private equity firms, technology and life sciences companies and IT users, including in acquisitions, mergers, spin-outs, IP financing, global and domestic joint ventures, strategic alliances, joint development, technology transfers, in and out licensing, VAR, OEM, systems integration, applications development and maintenance (ADM) outsourcing, supply side/manufacturing outsourcing, and intellectual property protection and commercialization strategies. He has represented clients, ranging from startups to multinational companies, in the automotive, travel, defense, software, bio-information, advanced materials, life science, health IT, medical devices, entertainment, semiconductor, electronics, publishing, fashion, wireless and optical communications, financial services and internet sectors. He has published extensively on international business transactions, outsourcing, joint ventures, technology transfers, licensing, Internet law and intellectual property. Harry's book International Technology Transfers (Kluwer Law International) is widely considered the standard reference text in the field. He is a frequent speaker on these topics in leading conferences.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Particularly focused on private equity sponsors, Ropes & Gray LLP’s clients span software, the internet, financial services, healthcare, consumer technology, media, semiconductors and telecoms. Recent work includes advising Mentor Graphics on its sale to Siemens Industry. The practice group leaders are Boston-based Edward Black, Jane Goldstein (who splits her time between Boston and New York) and Silicon Valley’s Andrew Thomases. New York-based Harry Rubin and Boston’s William Shields are other key contacts. Global M&A head Paul Scrivano joined from O'Melveny & Myers LLP in early 2017 and splits his time between the New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.

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