University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi
  • Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Article Editor
James Madison College, Michigan State University, B.A.
  • Social Relations

Prior Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Associate, 2012-2015
  • Mayer Brown LLP, Associate, 2011-2012
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Business Law Clinic Fellow, 2011
  • Epitaph Records, Publishing, Licensing and Royalty Administrator, 2004-2008

Bar Admissions


  • German

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Illinois State Bar Association

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional - US
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Rory Wellever is a partner and corporate attorney. His practice focuses on transactions involving information technology and intellectual property, including the licensing and/or transfer of trademarks, copyrights, software, and technology, as well as information technology issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, private equity, and debt financing transactions.

Rory holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential given by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

  • Assists with software licensing and transfers
  • Counsels clients on outsourcing and joint venture agreements, social media and advertising, and data security and privacy
  • Counsels clients on music publishing, entertainment, and other media


Creative Rights

  • Advisory Board

Pro Bono

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts

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