Rick Cahaly’s primary responsibilities include negotiating and processing agreements for Innovation, including confidentiality, material transfer, human tissue transfer, data use, and other related agreements. Before joining Mass General Brigham, Rick worked in the Office of Intellectual Property Counsel at MIT, negotiating and processing incoming material transfer agreements, as well as other agreements, including collaboration, confidentiality, beta testing, lab use, and equipment lease. Prior to that time, he worked in the MIT Technology Licensing Office, negotiating and processing patent license and option agreements and managing patent prosecution of outside counsel. Rick’s work at MIT included advising faculty, staff, and students on intellectual property and contractual issues.
He received his JD cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, where he was a note editor on the Suffolk University Law Review. Rick is admitted to the Massachusetts bar and is an attorney in the pro bono legal network of Health Law Advocates, which named him attorney of the month in October 2014 and May 2008. He received his BA from Colby College.