Ed Black is co-head of Ropes & Gray's technology, media & telecommunications practice group and actively participates in the data, privacy & cybersecurity group. He is a corporate and intellectual property attorney who represents companies operating in the fields of technology, media, financial services, investment management, and consumer branded products in both the management of strategic intangible assets, and transactions related to intangible assets. These transactions include mergers, acquisitions, asset transactions, joint ventures and alliances, collaborations, licensing and other arrangements. Ed's clients include hedge funds, technology companies, branded product companies, health care management organizations, financial services companies, media organizations and private equity investors. Ed remains active with many trade and professional associations where he is a frequent speaker on intellectual property, media, technology, and the operation of businesses utilizing intangible assets and proprietary rights.