Roland Trope

Trope and Schramm LLP

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Trope and Schramm LLP


Roland Trope is a partner in the New York offices of Trope and Schramm LLP. He advises allied governments and contractors on defense procurements, protection and licensing of intellectual property, cross-border tech transfers, export controls, Economic Sanctions Regulations, anti-corruption laws, cybersecurity for critical infrastructure enterprises, and ethics regulations for government contractors. Mr. Trope is on the Steering Committee for the ABA Task Force on Cybersecurity and serves as Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the ABA Cyberspace Law Committee.  

Mr. Trope has written over 30 articles and is the co-author of two books published by the ABA: Checkpoints in Cyberspace:  Best Practices for Averting Liability in Cross-Border Transactions and Sailing in Dangerous Waters:  A Director's Guide for Data Governance.  He also wrote Duty to Advise Clients Concerning Use of Cyber and Other Digital Technologies (chapter in The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook - A Resource for Attorneys, 1st and 2nd Editions) and Maddening to Militaries and Museums:  Why Large-Scale RFID Systems May Lose Track of Objects (chapter in RFIDs, Near-Field Communications and Mobile Payments:  A Guide for Lawyers). 

He earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University (where he was a Marshall Scholar and Danforth Fellow), a J.D. from Yale Law School, and clerked for Justice James C. Otis, Minnesota Supreme Court. Mr. Trope serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point and lectures in its engineering departments on copyright, project management, and ethics.    

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Mr. Trope are solely his own and have not been approved by, and should not be attributed to, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.


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