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John Ritsick

Adjunct Professor

John Ritsick is a partner with Sage Law Group, a boutique law firm specializing in corporate and commercial transactions. Prior to joining SLG, he was Senior Counsel for The Gates Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems, and components, and which has operations in 29 countries. John has also served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Flextronics International, a market-leading, multinational Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider with a network of facilities in 32 countries on five continents. John graduated cum laude from Colorado State University in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Science. He received an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University in 1994 and a J.D. from Georgetown University, cum laude, in 1999. After clerking for the Honorable Justice Michael Bender on the Colorado Supreme Court, John was an associate at Cooley Godward and later at Faegre & Benson. He also has been Corporate Counsel for Exclusive Resorts, LLC, a luxury private residence club headquartered in Denver. John is an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, where he teaches classes on contracting drafting and negotiation. John’s practice has focused on complex international commercial transactions, negotiations and dispute resolution; manufacturing and supply-chain related agreements; licensing arrangements, including software and SaaS-based agreements; outsourcing and services agreements; intellectual property management and strategy; IP and commercial-related litigation; and data security and privacy issues.