Ron Ben-Yehuda is an of counsel in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Los Angeles office. He focuses on transactional intellectual property and has more than 20 years’ experience structuring and negotiating transactions to commercialize intellectual property, technology, content, brands, and other assets. Mr. Ben-Yehuda’s practice focuses on domestic and international licensing, development, services, marketing, and distribution transactions, as well as joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Paul Hastings, he was general counsel of two technology companies.


  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (with distinction), 1987
  • Yale College, B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 1984


  • Intel Corporation in connection with 9 and 10 figure joint ventures with Micron Technology, STMicroelectronics and G.E. Healthcare
  • Fullscreen (a Joint Venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group) in its acquisition of Rooster Teeth LLC
  • Green Dot Corporation in its acquisition of Insight Card Services, LLC
  • Maximus, Inc. in connection with its 9-figure outsourcing relationship with the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Saban Capital / Saban Brands in its acquisition of Paul Frank Industries (detailed IP analysis)
  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., in connection with transactions related to its merger with Ticketmaster
  • The Children’s Place in connection with its franchise agreement with Disney relating to the operation of the Disney Store retail outlets
  • iolo technologies, LLC, in connection with numerous software development, distribution and marketing agreements, including with Dell, Sony, Adobe, Intel, Lenovo, AOL, 1&1 Mail & Media, Micron Technology
  • Volkswagen AG in merchandising agreement with Disney relating to the Herbie Fully Loaded motion picture
  • Fairchild Semiconductor in connection with transfer of intellectual property
  • Bally Technologies, Inc., in connection with the licensing, development and acquisition of gaming-related technology
  • Amazon.com, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Zappos.com (handling IP aspects of transaction)
  • Magnetek, Inc. in its divestiture of Power Electronics Group
  • Technicolor S.A. in connection with technology licensing and development transactions

Engagement & Publications

  • Guest lecturer at UCLA Law School and Pepperdine Law School
  • Speaker at conferences and events sponsored by UCLA Law School, the Copyright Office, the Practicing Law Institute, KPMG, the Computer Law Association, the City of Hope, and the Korean Institute of Technology and the Law


  • Board Member, Celerity Educational Group