New Emerging Technology Practice at Dickinson Law

New Emerging Technology Practice at Dickinson Law

Posted on 11/20/2019 at 03:08 PM by The Newsroom

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C. is pleased to announce the formation of a new practice to support Iowa’s growing technology sector, the Emerging Technology Group.

Aimed at helping businesses innovate, compete and thrive, the purpose of the practice group is twofold: to provide legal guidance to emerging tech-based companies as they become established and grow, and to assist existing companies who are looking to implement new technologies into their operations to increase efficiency, and ultimately win new business.

Practice Capabilities

The practice group is comprised of attorneys Emily McGovern and Andrea Rastelli who understand emerging technologies including Fintech, Blockchain, Insurtech, Ag Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Drones, as well as the regulatory, privacy and legal issues surrounding these technologies.

Software and coding language capabilities include Java, C++, HTML, and Open Source; with Solidity on the short-term horizon.  

McGovern and Rastelli are experienced in working with entrepreneurs, startups, and growing organizations, and can also bring their technical knowledge and advanced training to other areas of law for clients as they grow, including Corporate M&A, Tax Law, Litigation, Cybersecurity, Employment Law, Privacy Law, and more.

McGovern earned her Juris Doctor at Washington University School of Law, and holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree focused on Law & Entrepreneurship from Duke University School of Law. She has knowledge applying the law to data-driven technologies, including artificial intelligence and distributed ledger tech.

Rastelli earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, and has legal experience working with several companies focused on cutting-edge technology, including national communications and financial services companies, as well as growing companies looking for tech opportunities to help them gain market share.

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