For over 17 years, Robin Lee was in private practice at Cooley LLP, where he was a partner in the firm’s specialized Technology Transactions Group. Based in Palo Alto, his practice focused on developing complex arrangements for crown-jewel intellectual property; negotiating the full range of commercial technology contracts; and conducting IP/commercial due diligence for venture financings, M&A, IPOs, and other significant company lifecycle events. Robin was also a supervisory SME on topics ranging from open-source software to national security export controls, and in this role repeatedly built expert teams from scratch. Having assumed formal training responsibilities early in his career, he believes in the value of scenario-based learning and directed adversarial analysis for sharpening the practitioner’s edge, whether in the fields of draftsmanship, negotiation, or strategic counsel.
Robin also spent 15 years working on information-sharing and CIP issues with the Silicon Valley element of the FBI’s InfraGard public-private partnership, and has over two decades of analytic experience as an independent research analyst on defense and foreign intelligence subjects. In 2017, he put his law practice on hold in order to devote his full attention to several projects in the public service, aimed at building practical Silicon Valley solutions to national security problems. His current research areas of interest include denial and deception activities for cyber, techniques for decision-oriented intelligence production, and risk management/decision-training applications for the Python programming language.
Robin obtained his J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he served as publisher of The Yale Journal of International Law and sat on the admissions committee for the Yale Law Journal. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors.