Richard L. Pell


Richard L. Pell


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Richard L. Pell* is an associate in Dechert’s Intellectual Property group, focusing on matters relating to technology. He advises on technology and intellectual property licensing and acquisitions, joint ventures, joint development projects, and M&A-related technology transactions, distribution and supply agreements.  Mr. Pell is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and advises clients on government-facing and regulatory privacy and cybersecurity issues.  He has represented technology companies in trials concerning patent litigation, and has handled matters before the International Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Pell was an associate in the intellectual property practice of an international law firm. Prior to joining the legal practice, he was a submarine officer in the United States Navy, where he supervised ship and nuclear reactor operations and served as a ballistic missile strike planner.

  • Represented national restaurant chain in class action litigation arising from data breach.
  • Represented international consumer electronics manufacturer in Federal Trade Commission investigation into data security practices.
  • Represented international network hardware producer in multiple patent infringement proceedings at the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented international retail banking products manufacturer in patent infringement proceedings at the International Trade Commission.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2006
  • University of Nebraska, M.S., Computer Science, 2013
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2016, Editor of Harvard Journal of Law and Technology
  • *Admitted in California and District of Columbia only
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals