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Robin Lee
Lecturer in Law


Robin J. Lee is a partner in the Technology Transactions practice group and a member of the Cooley Business department. He joined the Firm in 1999 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

His practice focuses on the representation of both emerging growth and established information technology companies, with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology transactions. The scope of his practice includes drafting, negotiating, and providing strategic counsel on a variety of commercial technology agreements, including licensing, distribution, manufacturing and development arrangements for hardware, software, and services. Mr. Lee also regularly provides legal and strategic counsel regarding the use of free/open-source software (FOSS), and has advised companies at all stages of growth on FOSS compliance assessment, copyleft contamination risks, FOSS business model implementation, internal open-source usage policies, and remediation of FOSS noncompliance.

Mr. Lee earned a JD from the Yale Law School in 1999, where he was publisher of the Yale Journal of International Law and served as an editor and admissions committee member of the Yale Law Journal. In 1995, he received a BA in Political Science with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Lee currently serves on the board of directors of the San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard, an FBI-sponsored public-private partnership dedicated to promoting critical infrastructure protection and information security.

Mr. Lee is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the American Bar Association.