Beverly Rich is a Ph.D. student in Strategy at USC Marshall School of Business. She holds a J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and a B.A. from Yale University. Beverly researches how firms use legal strategies to gain competitive advantage and drive innovation, with a focus on firms’ strategic use of contracts and cooperation. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Beverly worked as a trial lawyer in Los Angeles and as a consultant on internet security and policy.