Rick Alves joined the Office of the General Counsel in September 2022 as the Assistant General Counsel-Sponsored Research. In that role, Rick focuses on supporting faculty and staff on a broad range of legal issues affiliated with sponsored research.
Rick has an extensive background in Government Contracting and Defense Acquisitions, having spent over 15 years working as Branch Chief and Contracting Officer for the US Army Contracting Command. Rick also has significant experience in Intellectual Property law, having previously worked as an attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Rick received a Juris Doctor cum laude, with Distinction in Intellectual Property Law, from Suffolk University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Stonehill College.