Dalton is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s corporate department, focusing on intellectual property transactions. Dalton’s practice is focused primarily on representing clients in mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property transactions where technology, software, data and other IP assets are key elements. Dalton’s experience also includes representing private equity firms and other companies, including PE Portcos, in software and technology focused licensing.

Prior to joining the firm, Dalton represented indigent clients through Boston University School of Law’s Civil Litigation Clinic and worked at a Fortune 500 company as a sales operations analyst, where he implemented, maintained and provided training for customer-relationship-management solutions.


  • Represented MACOM Technology Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition of Linearizer Communications Group, a developer of microwave photonic solutions with avionic and space-based applications.
  • Represented MACOM Technology Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition of the radio frequency business of Wolfspeed, Inc.
  • Represented Proterial, Ltd. in the sale of its subsidiary Waupaca Foundry, Inc., the world’s largest iron manufacturer.
  • Represented Tekni-Plex in its acquisition of Seisa Medial, a developer and manufacturer of medical devices in the U.S., Mexico and Slovakia.
  • Represented TPG Capital in its US$950 million acquisition of Avient Corp., a global provider of sustainable and specialized material solutions.
  • Represented TPG Capital in its US$390 million acquisition of Musixmatch, an Italy-based music data company.
  • Represented Advent International in its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Forescout Technologies, a cybersecurity company.
  • Represented Invesco, LTD. in a variety of transactions including buy-side investments and general software licensing.
  • Advised a hybrid government/private pension fund in renegotiating custody services agreements.
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with licensing software for use by its portfolio companies.