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Robert Ball


Chief Legal Counsel at Ionic Security

Robert serves as Chief Legal Counsel and oversees all legal, regulatory, and legislative policy aspects of the company. He also serves as the company's Global Privacy Officer. Previously, Robert was a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy team. Prior to Sutherland, Robert was a senior executive at Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) in Cambridge, MA. As General Counsel, he managed Akamai's initial public offering and oversaw all aspects of its corporate legal affairs. Following the IPO, Robert launched Akamai’s Business & Corporate Development team and managed Akamai’s corporate strategy, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, M&A, and technology licensing. He also later served as Vice President, International, where he directed Akamai's international expansion and rapid growth across Asia and Europe