Raquel L. Aragón is a Counsel in the firm’s Technology Transactions Practice Group. Her practice focuses on counseling, drafting, and negotiating technology transactions across the IT, healthcare, life sciences, retail, and manufacturing industries. Ms. Aragón counsels clients on a variety of agreements, including licensing, cloud services, professional services, technology development, strategic partnership, information technology, and outsourcing agreements. She also drafts and negotiates content licensing, content distribution, marketing, privacy and website agreements.  Prior to joining VLP, Ms. Aragón practiced at major international and domestic law firms, and has also spent considerable time in-house at growing technology companies. 

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008
  • M.B.A., Columbia Business School, 2008
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2002

    Ms. Aragón is a frequent speaker at technology and educational events. Her speaking engagements include the following:

    • “Five People Every Business Owner Should Know,” Los Angeles MBA Club event, WeWork Playa Vista, March 7, 2017
    • “Legal Issues for Digital Health Companies,” Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Healthcare Accelerator, Los Angeles, CA, February 16, 2017
    • “Ethical Considerations in a Digital Age,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 19, 2017
    • “Intellectual Property Basics for Startups,” Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Los Angeles, CA, November 2016
    • “Tools for the Connected Consumer,” Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference, Santa Clara, CA, September 27, 2016
    • “Legal Issues for Digital Health Companies,” Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Healthcare Accelerator, Los Angeles, CA, April 2016
    • “Legal Issues for Startups,” Techstars Accelerator, Los Angeles, CA, February 2016
    • “Technology in Consumer-Facing Health Care,” Nixon Peabody 11th Annual California MCLE Super Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2016
    • “Trends in Digital Health,” Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 2015