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Lee Tiedrich

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Lee Tiedrich is an IP/technology transactions partner at Covington & Burling LLP and co-chair of the firm’s global and multi-disciplinary Artificial Intelligence Initiative. She brings together an undergraduate education in electrical engineering and over twenty-five years of legal experience to counsel clients on a broad range of intellectual property, technology transactions, AI governance, data and other matters, which often involve cutting-edge technologies (such as AI, IoT, VR and AR) and require innovative legal and business solutions. Her work spans several industries, including fintech, digital health, mobility/autonomous vehicles, IoT, consumer products, enterprise, sports, and energy.

Clients turn to Ms. Tiedrich for her thought leadership and practical approach on AI and emerging technologies and for her deep expertise with technology matters and transactions. She is a trusted advisor on evolving global policy issues, including with respect to AI governance, data transformation and intellectual property. She also leverages her expertise in this quickly evolving area to advise clients on governance practices for AI and to provide a wide range of product counseling advice. Ms. Tiedrich has guided numerous clients through intellectual property and technology matters arising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment transactions, and securities offerings, and she has pioneered approaches for addressing AI in the corporate context. Ms. Tiedrich also has extensive experience negotiating a broad spectrum of IP/tech transactions, including data collaborations and license agreements, cloud services agreements, patent licenses, content agreements, brand licenses, and hardware and software development agreements. She also counsels clients on strategies for maintaining, protecting, and expanding their intellectual property assets and for navigating privacy and data security matters in transactions.