Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
Rick Montfort is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. He has served as DFT's General Counsel and Secretary since April 2008 and as an Executive Vice President since February 2012.
Mr. Montfort's legal practice has focused primarily on corporate and securities law, and financing-related transactions. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice President, Legal -- Securities and Finance and Assistant Secretary of Sprint Nextel Corporation, where his responsibilities included securities law, financings and executive compensation and employee benefits matters.
From 1998 until 2003, Mr. Montfort was Senior Counsel, Securities and Assistant Secretary of national communications services provider XO Communications, Inc., where his responsibilities included securities and corporate law, financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his legal career at Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP (predecessor to K&L Gates LLP) in Seattle, Washington, where his practice focused on securities and corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions for technology and telecommunications companies. Prior to attending law school, he was a Manager in the Audit Department at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in San Francisco.
Mr. Montfort received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Willamette University. He is also a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.