Ira Moskatel focuses on the representation of businesses that depend on intellectual property or technology, including computer software and hardware, electronics, semiconductors, optics, entertainment, publishing, communications, and electronic commerce, with emphasis in licensing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and technology strategies. In addition, he consults regularly in litigation matters involving issues in the physical sciences as well as information technologies.

Mr. Moskatel was a founder of Teradata Corporation, a manufacturer of massive parallel database computers (acquired by AT&T several years after a major public offering) and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Peter Norton Computing, Inc. before its acquisition by Symantec. He has advised on a wide variety of California and federal tax issues related to technology, intellectual property, and corporate and partnership transactions, and has been an adjunct member of the faculty of the Golden Gate University Masters in Taxation program. Mr. Moskatel has served as chair of the Law and Technology Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, and as a member of the Technical Review Committee of the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance. He has lectured and written extensively for major publications on legal aspects of technology, electronic commerce and data security.

Mr. Moskatel received a JD from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and the board of editors of the Southern California Law Review.


The Legal 500 US
Outsourcing (2021-2022)
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing (2018-2019)
Chambers USA
IT & Outsourcing (California) (2008-2017)
PLC Which lawyer?
Recommended for TMT: Technology (2012)
Recommended for Information Technology (2009, 2011)


  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1975, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, 1972
  • California

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