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Rich Spilde


1800 Broadway, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

Rich focuses on technology, outsourcing and offshoring, telecom transactions, and data security matters.

He represents clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment, natural resources, and software. Having served as in-house counsel for a large communications company, Rich truly appreciates the challenges and opportunities clients face to exploit and preserve the value of their technology assets in a rapidly evolving environment. He delivers sophisticated, practical advice to help his clients identify issues and structure technology transactions that manage their risk, protect their intellectual property, and meet their overall strategic objectives.


Technology Transactions and Licensing
  • Intellectual property, idea, and trade secret protection, development, licensing and transfer   transactions and strategic advice.
  • Technology assets, solutions, equipment, and services development, marketing, licensing, deployment and distribution, including SaaS, cloud services, and open source software.
  • Content and data protection, licensing, and distribution.
Data Security and Privacy
  • Advice and counseling on matters involving data collection, handling, processing, storage, and transmission, and development of disclosures, policies, data retention, and data management practices.
  • Data privacy and information security legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Vendor, service provider, and third/nth party security risk management program and policy development, oversight, management, and audit.
  • Data breach and ransomware response planning, and data breach remediation, notification, and compliance assistance.
Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Advice and counseling in connection with RFP planning, vendor review and selection, contract structuring, and negotiation of business process outsourcing (including HR, payment processing, business processing outsourcing, call center, help desk and support services), information technology services, offshoring, and software, hardware, and services procurement.
  • Professional Services, consulting, independent contractor and master services agreements. 
Telecommunications Services and Infrastructure 
  • Wholesale telecommunications services, including local access, network, private line, transport, wavelength, colocation, cloud, managed services, and other services.
  • Development, construction, operations and maintenance, and acquisition of telecommunications facilities and infrastructure and access and use rights, including conduit systems, fiber optic cables and related facilities, submarine cables, cellular, DAS, small-cell, and other communications technologies and assets.
  • Data center development, acquisition, construction, and operations.
Industry Experience
  • Aerospace
  • Banking
  • Cable Television
  • Critical Infrastructure Facilities and Services
  • Data Center Operations
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Telecommunications Services 


Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member
  • Open Fairways, Board of Directors, 2008-2009 
  • Outdoor Industry Association, Member 
  • Volunteers of America
  • National Cybersecurity Center
  • Colorado State University Rams JD Steering Committee, Member 2015-present

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