Leon Schwartz is a Principal in GTC Law Group’s Open Source Compliance, M&A and Tech Transactions and Licensing groups. Leon joined the firm in 2010 after serving at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for the Hon. Bruce M. Selya of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Leon has almost two decades of professional experience with open source and third-party software. For the last decade at GTC Law Group, he has helped a range of clients from startups to Fortune-100 companies navigate the legal risks and rewards associated with the use of open source software. Prior to this, he designed and developed patient data management systems, medical device software, and web applications for both startups and large multi-national companies. Leon frequently speaks on the topic of open source software, its increasingly important role in many industries, and strategies for both consuming and creating open source software. Leon holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. Leon is fluent in Russian.