SVP, Legal & Chief of Staff
David Schmidt is the Senior Vice President of Legal & Chief of Staff at Rise Interactive and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters, including contracting, data privacy, intellectual property, litigation, and M&A activity. A registered patent attorney, David joined Rise in 2016 after serving as the general counsel of an intellectual property brokerage firm.
David also oversees Rise’s Solutions Engineering team, which supports the sales efforts of Rise’s Digital Strategy team in addition to developing tools and processes to streamline operations and boost efficiency across the agency as a whole.
David holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, with a concentration in Biomechanics, and a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property. In between bike rides with his wife and son, he dabbles in woodworking and counts his fingers.