Aaron Rubin is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster and a member of the firm's Technology Transactions Group. His practice focuses on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, including structuring and negotiating license agreements, supply agreements, technology transfers, joint development agreements, information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, and other intellectual property and commercial matters relevant to software, hardware, electronic commerce, and other advanced information technology businesses. Mr. Rubin also regularly advises clients on the intellectual property aspects of their M&A transactions.
In addition, Mr. Rubin’s practice includes advising clients on legal issues arising in the rapidly evolving areas of social media, e-commerce and other online business models, such as those involving media sharing, user-generated content, social networking, data aggregation and collection, and paid search. He is a co-editor of Socially Aware, Morrison & Foerster’s award-winning newsletter and blog devoted to the law and business of social media, and is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA 2013.
Mr. Rubin received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. In 2001, he received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was an executive editor of the California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Mr. Rubin served as law clerk to the Honorable William H. Orrick and the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins, both United States District Judges for the Northern District of California.