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Aaron Williamson

Aaron Williamson

Tor Ekeland, P.C.

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Aaron Williamson is a partner at the Brooklyn law firm Tor Ekeland P.C., where he counsels technology companies and individuals on business transactions, intellectual property issues (with a focus on open source issues), privacy and regulatory compliance, and related matters. He assists the firm’s criminal defense practice, particularly on technology and privacy-related issues, and represents clients in federal court in both civil and criminal defense cases. Aaron is also an adjunct professor at NYU Law, where he co-teaches the Technology Law and Policy Clinic.

Before joining Tor Ekeland, Aaron served as an in-house attorney at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He counseled IEEE’s operating units on intellectual property issues, online privacy and information security compliance, commercial contracts, export control regulations, standards development, nonprofit compliance issues, and more. He also managed litigation matters in cooperation with outside counsel.

Previously, Aaron worked for seven years as counsel to the Software Freedom Law Center, a nonprofit legal services organization that provides pro bono counsel to open source and free software projects and developers. At SFLC, Aaron represented several important community organizations, including the Apache Software Foundation and Free Software Foundation. He served as one of the lead attorneys in several lawsuits in the Southern District of New York to enforce the GNU General Public License on behalf of the Free Software Foundation and the developers of BusyBox. Aaron also advised SFLC’s clients on open source and free software licensing, IP registration and opposition matters, nonprofit incorporation and compliance, technology transfer agreements, Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, and related issues.

Aaron studied law at New York University School of Law and received his bachelor of science in computer science from Taylor University.


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