Renée is passionate about learning new technologies and leveraging her rich experience to deliver workable and efficient solutions. Her experience includes advising cryptographers (RSA Security), principal investigators (Harvard Medical School), academics studying the influence of the Internet on society at large (the Berkman Institute at Harvard), and software engineers who are creating next generation voice recognition technology (Nuance). She has significant experience structuring, negotiating and most importantly, closing complex multimillion-dollar deals. These deals range from technology asset acquisitions and corporate mergers, to product deals that include SaaS, OEM, and other service and licensing elements.
Prior to joining West Hill Technology Counsel, Renée was Senior Managing Counsel at Nuance Communications. She also has extensive experience as an in-house attorney acting as Senior Corporate Counsel at RSA Security Inc.; Associate Director of Technology Transactions at Harvard’s Office of Technology Development; Assistant Director and Fellow of the Cyberlaw clinic at the Berkman Center; Vice President and General Counsel for Sceneverse, Inc. Renée has also practiced in the business law departments of McDermott, Will & Emery and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC.
Renée received her J.D. from the Boston College Law School in 1999. She received her B.A. in Philosophy, Religion and Anthropology, cum laude, from Wells College in New York.
Renée is a Member of the Steering Committee for ProjectVRM, Vendor Relationship Management, which is based at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She has also served as the former co-chair of the Computer and Internet committee for the Boston Bar Association. Renée enjoys working at the intersection of law and technology by participating as a presenter and panelist in Legal Hackathons and Privacy conferences.