Cody helps clients in the technology, internet, telecommunications, manufacturing, professional services, consulting, and medical fields develop and implement commercial contracting strategies to optimize efficiencies and reduce their legal costs.
Cody’s experience includes advising on software and hardware, on-premise, cloud and hosted solutions, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, other software and services licensing models, and related software development, joint venture, reseller, distributor, consulting/development, and outsourcing commercial contracts, as well as telecommunications-related colocation, dark fiber, IRUs, and MDU contracts.
Before joining Sherman & Howard, he worked for a multinational technology company where he focused on managing, drafting, and negotiating telecom and software license agreements. With a strong technology and engineering background, and experience working internally for companies, Cody is able to help clients develop successful contracting strategies to address data security risks related to proprietary information or personally identifiable information, particularly in cloud-based models. Cody also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate operations, and general business matters including entity formation, structure, and governance, and provides guidance on intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademark, and infringement issues.
Prior to attending law school, Cody was a mechanical design engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he designed mechanical systems and prepared government contracts. As a result, Cody understands technology and easily explains complex technology, legal terminology, and issues in simple, readily understandable terms.
Cody is licensed and registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).