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Joseph Dearing
Executive Vice President, Global Legal Solutions

Joe leads our university and academic program, which focuses on partnering with leading universities in order to drive value from IP and advance educational development.

Joe has also been actively involved in M&A transactions, including Avaya's $900M acquisition of the Nortel Enterprise business. Joe has negotiated multi-billion dollar licensing and technology procurement agreements with global companies such as Sprint, Telefónica and Telecom Italia. Joe also led Nortel's arbitration, lobbying and mediation efforts in D.C. and Bogotá that resulted in a successful settlement of a $600M lawsuit against the Colombian government.

Joe served as Assistant General Counsel for IP at Toshiba Global Commerce, a Toshiba and IBM company, and before that as a senior lawyer at Avaya and Nortel, where among other things Joe had global responsibility for supervising and managing all of Nortel's litigation.

Joe began his legal career at Steel Hector & Davis in Miami, Florida after receiving his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1992.