Mr. Roland Trope
Partner at Trope and Schramm LLP, Adj. Prof. at US Military Academy, Senior Advisory Board at IEEE Security & Privacy
Roland Trope is a partner in the New York City offices of the U.S. and Dutch law firm of Trope and Schramm LLP and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he has been teaching since 1992. He is on the Steering Committee of the ABA Task Force on Cybersecurity, is Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity for the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee, serves on the Supervisory Board of IEEE Security & Privacy, has written more than 25 articles, and has co-authored two law books published by American Bar Association: Checkpoints in Cyberspace: Best Practices for Averting Liability in Cross-Border Transactions and Sailing in Dangerous Waters: A Director’s Guide to Data Governance.
Mr. Trope has over 30 years of experience in cross-border legal transactions representing governments and multi-national corporate clients. Throughout this period, he has advised senior officials responsible for oversight of government procurements and high-ranking military officers administering, monitoring and auditing procurements necessary for protection of their country’s national security as well as overseas designers and developers of high technology products for telecommunications, cyberspace, software-intensive machines and medical and dental diagnostic and treatment equipment.
Mr. Trope advises on government procurement, protection and licensing of intellectual property, cross-border tech transfers, export controls, Economic Sanctions Regulations, anti-corruption laws, cyberspace law, and cybersecurity. He represents high tech companies in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, and advises them on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, trade regulations (e.g., export controls, defense trade controls, trade sanctions, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering), tech transfers and licensing, corporate governance, company policies for data governance, information security, and protection and exploitation of intellectual property in government contracts. He also advises electric utilities on cybersecurity. He has represented governments in international arbitrations of commercial contracts for design and development of advanced, computer-based systems. His international work includes significant experience in advising ministries of defense and aerospace and defense contract clients in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, the Mideast, Norway, The Netherlands, Brazil and Canada.
Mr. Trope earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California. As Marshall Scholar and as a Danforth Fellow, he studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, earning a B.A. and M.A. He earned a J.D. at Yale Law School. He clerked on the Minnesota Supreme Court, and began practicing law in New York City in 1982.