Priya Venkat

Priya Venkat

Priya Venkat

Deputy General Counsel, Ribbon Communications | USA

Priya is the Deputy General Counsel at Ribbon Communications in  USA and former  General Counsel of Edgewater Networks, a market leader in enabling real-time cloud communications and analytics, Priya led the company through a public acquisition by Ribbon Communications in August 2018. She currently serves as Deputy General Counsel at Ribbon. Priya advises on all legal aspects of structuring and executing multi-year enterprise deals, strategic software licensing, IP portfolio management, and open source compliance.
Priya’s practice, over the past two decades, includes product and technology counseling for companies in Denver, Boston, D.C., Chicago, and the Bay Area. Prior to Ribbon, Priya held leadership roles at Capgemini, King & Spalding, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Nextel Communications, where she was a strategic legal advisor advancing the company’s business goals. Priya also served as a Judicial Extern to a Federal Magistrate in the Northern District of Ohio and co-authored a publication titled, “Protecting Your Personal Privacy: A Self-Help Guide for Judges and their Families.”
Priya regularly participates as a conference speaker and moderates panels on Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property Risks, and Strategic Business Counseling. She received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law and her B.A. Honors in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Priya was also an LL.M Honors Candidate in Information Technology and Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School.