Jim Kirkland is General Counsel of Trimble, a leading technology company that delivers products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability in a broad range of industries, including agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.
Kirkland previously oversaw strategic development and legal, regulatory and legislative affairs for Covad, a competitive telecommunications service provider, and at
Clearwire Technologies, Inc., a privately held broadband wireless Internet service provider based in Dallas, Texas.
Before joining Clearwire, Kirkland spent 17 years with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in communications law and worked with emerging-growth Internet, wireless and telecommunications companies.
Mr. Kirkland brings a wealth of knowledge of the business and regulatory environments affecting broadband and related technologies.
Kirkland holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.