Adam Ruttenberg


I am a deal guy. I work with companies to help them leverage their intellectual property and technology in a commercial context.

Adam Ruttenberg focuses on technology transactions, including counseling, structuring and negotiating such deals in industries such as cloud computing, big data, patent licensing, software, hardware, internet, new media and edtech. He has broad experience representing emerging companies and large corporate clients in technology and intellectual property matters.

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  • Clarabridge Agrees to Sell to Qualtrics for $1.125 Billion 

  • IonQ Agrees to SPAC Merger With dMY Technology Group III 

  • Tilter Closes $7.5 Million Financing 

  • Xometry Closes $75 Million Equity Financing 

  • SevenRooms Raises $50 Million Series B 

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    Helping grow companies and bring new and innovative products to the market

Adam is the best attorney I've ever worked with when it comes to IP and contracts law. With his deep subject matter expertise, quick mind and ability to navigate thru complex negotiations, he is not only the best but turns out to be the best value of any attorney in town. – Todd Bramblett, President, Nehemiah Security LLC

  • Washington University School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1992

  • University of Minnesota
    BS, Genetics and Microcell Biology

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


Rankings & Accolades

    The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2019)

    Legal 500: Technology Transactions (2008-2020); Hall of Fame – Technology Transactions and Telecoms and Broadcast (2021)

    Legal 500: Hall of Fame, Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions (2020 – 2021)

    Washington Business Journal: Technology Transactions – DC area

    IAM Licensing 250

    IAM Patent 1000