PRACTICE

Corporate and commercial law: U.S. and international business contracts involving sales, marketing, development and licensing, tech transfer, corporate structuring, emerging technology startups, venture capital financing, technology transactions and valuations, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs, corporate governance and operations, including stockholder, shareholder, partnership, LLC and Board director fiduciary duty, fraud, M&A, sales reporting, expense reporting, earn-out, accounting issues, employment contracts, independent contractors, NDAs and confidentiality agreements, non-competes, executive compensation and stock options. Experience with litigation finance matters.

Intellectual property law: advice on copyright, trade secret, patent and trademark issues, particularly resolution of technology licensing and royalty disputes (including FRAND disputes) and prosecution and defense of technology infringement claims, as well as related antitrust and competition issues.

Legal practice experience involving a variety of U.S. and international business sectors, including manufacturing, IT and Internet, telecommunications, biotech, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, alternative energy, aviation/defense, investment, financial services, entertainment, gaming, clothing/apparel and food/beverages.

Representative parties include founders and management teams, inventors, start-ups, venture capital funds and other private equity investors, US and non-US corporate investors, emerging growth debt investors, manufacturers, hardware OEMs, software developers, Internet providers, digital media companies, service providers, commercial customers, distributors, resellers, joint venture partners and corporate acquirers. Extensive experience handling e-discovery and other electronic data issues. Experience with national security clearance matters (including NISPOM).

Technology law work experience includes legal and business activities involving the Internet (connectivity, cloud computing, cybersecurity, web content, e-commerce & B2B, SaaS and social networking), software (operating systems, networking and applications, including CRM, ERP, business, entertainment/gaming, utilities, graphics/video, security and mobile apps), hardware (semiconductors, CPUs/microprocessors, SOC/multi-core processors, memory, graphics, storage, media and peripherals), telecommunications (mobile and Internet, including wireless, broadband, VOIP and LAN/WAN protocols), biotech/pharmaceuticals, alternative energy (wind, solar, fuel cells and storage) and materials sciences. Experience with network security / data breach commercial and technical matters.

Matters range from $1M supply/services contract disputes to over $1B IP infringement and competition claims.