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Rockridge Venture Law® has joined the Steering Committee of the Cookeville-based Highlands Economic Partnership as a Platinum Level investor. Rockridge is proud to support the outstanding work of the HEP staff to improve economic and workforce development measures of the Upper Cumberland region for the long-term growth of the region. Recent business sitings and expansions at least partially attributable to the efforts of HEP include Colorobbia and Portobello.

Rockridge is led by founder and principal Kevin Christopher, who also serves as a County Commissioner for Putnam County and is a recent graduate of Leadership Tennessee.

After relocating from California in 2016, I knew that I wanted to be a civically and economically engaged member of the community. Cookeville is where I’m raising my children, and like any parent I want them to grow up in a thriving community. The Highlands Economic Partnership helps our region put its best foot forward, whether in welcoming tourists or recruiting industries and individuals for relocation. Moreover, the work of the Highlands in educating the local workforce for meaningful, sustainable careers aligns with our social impact mission. Rockridge wants the Highlands to succeed, and we feel that reciprocally from the Highlands team.

About Rockridge Venture Law®

RVL® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Cookeville, Durham, Jackson and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.

Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.



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