Rupali Patel Shah

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Counsel

Philadelphia
T +1.215.564.8344
F +1.215.568.3439

Overview

Rupali Patel Shah offers a creative, entrepreneurial approach to clients of her technology and intellectual property transactions practice. With extensive experience in both the legal and corporate worlds in the areas of data privacy and security, technology portfolio development and management, digital transformation and more, Rupali has earned a well-rounded perspective that benefits a range of industries. Her talent for management and multitasking was on display as the Senior Director, Technology & Commercial Counsel, for the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility, where Rupali handled transactional law and supported regulated utilities in 15 states; played a critical role in supporting a robust innovation portfolio, including managing IP and procurement; and developed a data privacy and security compliance program to prepare for new privacy rules.

Rupali continues to leverages those skills to provide unique strategies and solution-oriented guidance to companies of every size and background.

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  • Handled transactional law for service company and 15 regulated utilities. Led contracts function for $20B market cap S&P 500 company lacking structure, process, and administrative support and instituted controls, KPIs and best practices.
  • Played critical role in setup of new dedicated IP function and overall digital transformation by supporting robust and rapidly growing innovation portfolio, including step-by-step procedures and patent disclosures.
  • Spearheaded initiative to ensure readiness for new data privacy rules in CA by developing a data privacy and security compliance program.
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Experience

  • Handled transactional law for service company and 15 regulated utilities. Led contracts function for $20B market cap S&P 500 company lacking structure, process, and administrative support and instituted controls, KPIs and best practices.
  • Played critical role in setup of new dedicated IP function and overall digital transformation by supporting robust and rapidly growing innovation portfolio, including step-by-step procedures and patent disclosures.
  • Spearheaded initiative to ensure readiness for new data privacy rules in CA by developing a data privacy and security compliance program.
  • Entrusted with end-to-end ownership of IP matters, facilitating asset protection and portfolio management in collaboration with outside counsel.
  • Counseled executive and HR teams of a privately-held manufacturer on employment compliance, conducted internal/ EEO investigations, drafted management and operating agreements and managed outside counsel. Implemented litigation avoidance programs and negotiated contracts, licenses and agreements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • Emerge Pennsylvania & Smith Memorial Playground Foundation
  • Forum of Executive Women
  • Coffee & Politics PHL
  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

Prior Positions

  • American Water: Senior Director, Technology & Commercial Counsel (2017 to 2020)
  • Diamatrix: Corporate Counsel (2014 to 2017)
  • Saya Care, LLC: Cofounder and Operating Partner (2010 to 2014)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2005
  • B.S., Georgetown University, 2002

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi