Technology Transactions and Counsel
Ed represents clients in sophisticated technology transactions and joint ventures. Through this work, he has become an authority on the development, acquisition and licensing of business-critical information technology assets, software and databases. He counsels clients on concerns related to the online distribution and sourcing of products and services, and he advises on information technology and website issues, including software and content licenses and distribution agreements, privacy and data security, website development agreements, network services and hosting agreements, system and infrastructure implementation agreements, and outsourcing arrangements.
Born in South Africa, Ed is passionate about serving clients with an international scope. He advises U.S. companies entering the South African market, and he has also worked with companies in Japan and Europe, including managing litigation on their behalf.
Prior to law school, Ed obtained an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and worked in the health care industry. As an attorney, he works with hospital systems, academic medical centers, and medical practices on the intersection of technology innovation, intellectual property, computer software and patient care.
Ed is an avid cyclist and world traveler. He enjoys reading historical biographies.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Washington University School of Law
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Leadership & Community
Ed volunteers for the Lawyers for the Creative Arts, providing legal services for indigent artists, writers and performers.
- American Constitution Society — Board of Advisors
- Lawyers for the Creative Arts — Board of Directors
- Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
- International Trademark Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Evanston Scholars — Mentor to first-generation college applicant, 2018-20
- Best Lawyers® — Trademark Law 2013-23
- Managing Intellectual Property — "IP Star," 2020-22
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.