James Rickard is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s corporate department, focusing on intellectual property transactions and data privacy and security. James advises clients on the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing arrangements, and other technology-focused transactions. James also counsels clients on the use and protection of data, review of data-related policies and practices, and responding to data security incidents.
During law school, James was a member of the Boston University Law Review, and served as a judicial intern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to law school, James worked at an online broadcasting company in San Francisco, where he managed broadcast operations and helped negotiate license agreements for sports content.
- Note, “Going Live: The Role of Automation in the Expeditious Removal of Online Content,” 96 B.U. L. Rev. 2171 (2016)
- JD, summa cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2017; Boston University Law Review
- BA (Philosophy), magna cum laude, Bucknell University, 2008