LESI Executive Director

Dana Robert Colarulli

Dana Robert Colarulli

Dana Robert Colarulli is an attorney and senior government affairs professional with more than two decades of experience working on legal-related technology policy and intellectual property issues in and with the private sector and government.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI), the umbrella organization of 33 national and regional associations in 90 countries around the world, supporting professionals who license cutting-edge technology and intellectual property.  He is also a partner at the consulting firm ACG Advocacy LLC based in Washington, DC and supports policy analysis and governmental engagement around intellectual property issues.

From 2009- 2019, Mr. Colarulli served as the Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs as a member of the Executive Management team at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) facilitating substantive patent, copyright and trademark and related policy discussions and advocating for USPTO operational priorities.   Prior to that role, Mr. Colarulli was the Director of Government Relations and Legislative Counsel for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).  He has also worked in the U.S. Senate, in a DC-based Law Firm, at the U.S. Small Business Administration and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

He was born in Rhode Island and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.