Emerging Technology

Overview

Innovate. Compete. Thrive.

New and emerging technologies are changing many aspects of our lives for the better, including how we do business. Here in Iowa, we have a deep history of developing new technology, and increasingly companies are looking to develop and capitalize on this fast growing sector within the state. 

At Dickinson Law, our Emerging Technology group is in a unique position to give you a competitive advantage as you grow and adapt new technologies within your business to increase efficiency, generate new business, and ultimately boost your bottom line. 

Comprised of forward-thinking, innovative attorneys who understand emerging technologies in the market, we can guide you through the sometimes intricate path of starting a technology-based company or implementing new technology into your business. From Fintech, to Blockchain and whatever’s next that innovators can dream up on the technology horizon, we can help you navigate the regulatory and legal issues.

Unique, Integrated Legal Capabilities

Our attorneys work in an interdisciplinary environment, and can bring their technical knowledge and advanced training to other areas of law as your business evolves, including Corporate M&A, Tax Law, Litigation, Cybersecurity, Employment Law, Privacy Law, and much more. 

It’s all about you and your company as you forge ahead into the great beyond. 

Attorneys with Tech Experience

Our attorneys have experience working with entrepreneurs, startups, and growing organizations, and present on the latest technology advances to groups and organizations in Iowa.

Emily 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. Her legal training includes an internship at the National Consumer Law Center in Boston, MA and serving as a student attorney at the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic in St. Louis, MO.

Andrea Rastelli earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, and she 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. She also serves as a mentor to girls interested in STEM-focused careers.  

Technology Capabilities

  • Blockchain
  • Fintech
  • Insurtech
  • Ag Technology
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Drones/Privacy

Software/Coding Language Capabilities

  • Java
  • C++
  • HTML
  • Solidity (coming)
  • Open Source
     
Iowa has deep historical roots when it comes to developing new technology.
  • In 1942, Clifford Berry from Gladbrook and John Vincent Atanasoff developed the first electronic digital computer together at Iowa State University in Ames. 
  • In 1968, Robert Noyce, born in Burlington and raised in Grinnell, founded Intel, which was inspired by his invention of the “microchip,” and sparked the personal computer age that gave Silicon Valley its name. 
  • In 1993, Marc Andreesen, a Cedar Falls native, created Mosaic, the first widely used web browser, which is credited with creating the world wide web.