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Obit: A Pioneer of Technology Law

SJD Forest At the age of 60, Stephen J. Davidson had only recently left his law firm of 35 years to start his own information technology law practice when he died suddenly on Dec. 2. The Minnesota lawyer was recognized internationally as a pioneer of technology law.

At his former firm Leonard, Street & Deinard (where he remained a consultant), he founded the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Department and was the department's chairman for nearly a decade. He was a past-president of the International Technology Law Association, former chairman of the Minnesota State Bar Computer Law Section and an adjunct professor of information technology law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He had served on the editorial boards of The Computer and Internet Lawyer, The Cyberspace Lawyer and BNA Computer Technology Law Report.

Recently, Mr. Davidson left Leondard Street to found Davidson PLLC, a solo practice focused on providing legal services related to the development, distribution and use of computer and information technology. He also served as an expert witness and as an arbitrator and mediator in IT and technology cases. He was a 1973 graduate of George Washington University Law School, where he continued to serve on the board of advisors.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on December 3, 2008 at 11:06 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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