Robert Pierce provides legal services to privately-held and publicly-traded companies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Most of his clients rely on him for transactional and operational support. For example, licensing and distribution matters, strategic alliances, and commercial disputes. He works closely with both entrepreneurs and in-house legal teams who rely on his expertise.
For 10 years Robert worked at Adobe Systems Incorporated in San Jose, California. While there he managed a team of 7 lawyers and 2 intellectual property specialists who helped launch some of the industry’s most innovative products and services.
Prior to Adobe, Robert was division counsel at The Learning Company, an educational and productivity software publisher. Before working in the software industry, he was an associate at Nagashima & Hashimoto, a commercial and trade law firm located in Tokyo, Japan and at Stein, Kahan & Rosenberg, a commercial litigation firm in Santa Monica, California.
Robert has successfully litigated trade secret and commercial disputes on behalf of technology companies and executives in both California and federal courts.
Robert has taught 10-week courses in intellectual property management at the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and has lectured on similar topics at the University of California, Haas School of Business and the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina.
B.A., cum laude, UCLA, 1989
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1993
Member of State Bar of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California; Marin County Bar Association; Society of Licensing Professionals; Association of Corporate Counsel.
Office Address: 7 Mt. Lassen Drive, D-110, San Rafael, CA 94903