Aaron P. Rubin

Aaron P. Rubin


University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1991)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2001)

Bar Admissions



Hon. Martin J. Jenkins, U.S. District Court, N.D. California (2001-2002)
Hon. William H. Orrick, U.S. District Court, N.D. California (2001-2002)

Aaron is the chair of our Technology Transactions Group. He advises clients on a wide range of complex transactions involving intellectual property and technology, including structuring and negotiating strategic licensing, development, collaboration, procurement, and distribution deals. Aaron’s practice focuses on advising both established and emerging companies in a variety of data– and technology–intensive sectors, including software, SaaS, cloud computing, AR/VR, AI, gaming, healthcare, consumer electronics, social media, e–commerce, other online business models, and mobile applications. He also maintains an active practice counseling companies on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, asset spin–offs, and private equity investments.

He has represented clients such as Autodesk, Facebook, Gap, Konami, Kaiser Permanente, Oculus, Softbank, Visa, and Yahoo, among others. Aaron also serves as co–editor of Socially Aware, our award–winning newsletter and blog devoted to the law and business of social media.

In addition to his active practice, Aaron regularly provides pro bono assistance to various non–profit and charitable organizations such as Common Sense Media and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. He is a member of the board of directors of California Lawyers for the Arts.

While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Aaron served as executive editor of the California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Aaron 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.

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