Robert M. Tyler

Robert M. Tyler
Associate University Counsel

Rob Tyler (Col ‘89, Law ‘94) serves as Associate University Counsel and Senior Assistant Attorney General at the University of Virginia. Rob was appointed to the University Counsel’s office in 2015 after 20 years in private practice as an intellectual property lawyer. Rob has chaired the Virginia Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section and the Virginia State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Section Committee. He has lectured at the University of Richmond School of Law, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, and Washington & Lee University School of Law, and presented continuing legal education courses on behalf of the National Association of College & University Attorneys, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Virginia CLE, and numerous local bar associations and industry groups. He has also served on the faculty of the Virginia State Bar’s Mandatory Professionalism Course and Law School Professional Course. He received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Practice Areas: intellectual property, information technology, data privacy, library/museum/art law, communications/marketing/promotion law, and Freedom of Information Act.