Adjunct Professor Rochael Soper graduated with her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1997 and received her LL.M. in International and Comparative Law the following year. Professor Soper went to work for Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in New York after graduation where she practiced patent litigation and computer and internet law. She was recruited by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati toward the end of the tech boom and moved to Palo Alto to practice with their technology transactions group in 2000.
Following a year-long sabbatical in which she was a documentary filmmaker, Professor Soper began her own practice and has been working as an attorney, negotiator and occasional mediator in solo practice since 2003. Her practice areas include copyright, intellectual property licensing, technology transactions, and entertainment law with a strong emphasis on negotiation. Some of her Bay Area clients have included Genentech, IDEO Inc. and various documentary filmmakers. She gives presentations to attorneys and artists regarding intellectual property rights and has also provided corporate negotiation training for clients.
In her free time, Professor Soper writes, reads and occasionally DJ's.