Lonnie Rosenwald focuses on corporate transactions, particularly in the context of cutting-edge technologies. Ms. Rosenwald is a respected leader, senior technology executive, and experienced legal counsel recognized for her vision, innovative thinking, and successful development and implementation of legal strategies for path-breaking ventures. She has deep and broad experience in innovations that are reshaping the technology industry, law, and investments. She has developed and led high-performing teams that deliver results in both Fortune 50 and start-up environments. In 2021, she was named the “IMA 300 World’s Leading IP Strategists.”
Prior to joining Zuber Lawler, Ms. Rosenwald served as vice president and lead counsel for patent funds that create and commercialize inventions at Intellectual Ventures, the pioneer in patent fund management. While at Intellectual Ventures, she created legal structures to enable the commercialization of patents, and helped launch numerous startups and investment funds, including a fourth-generation nuclear power company; several communications companies based on metamaterials technology; a fund that the Gates Foundation later acquired that provides technology to the developing world; and a scientific lab.
Prior to that, Ms. Rosenwald was chief technology counsel and vice president for corporate development at AT&T Wireless, and prior to that an intellectual property attorney at K&L Gates, where she supported Microsoft and other technology clients.
Ms. Rosenwald started her legal career as a clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Rosenwald currently serves as legal advisor to Ecellix, a battery startup, and is a Venture Partner with Spike Ventures, which invests in companies founded by Stanford alumni.
Ms. Rosenwald is former Chair of the Board of Cornish College of the Arts, and current chair of the Leadership Council and Executive and Advancement Committees of the University of Washington School of Law. Ms. Rosenwald is passionate about inventions and ideas, as well as educating and mentoring young adults and new professionals. She frequently presents on intellectual property, technology access, and other topics.