Business and technology focused General Counsel (Chief Legal Officer) with over 15 years of legal and IT experience for privately held and/or venture backed, pre-IPO companies. Senior executive with experience building and managing in-house legal teams and budgets at three companies. Business operations experience overseeing compliance, facilities, real estate, administrative (G&A), risk management, and business operations. Real
Business and technology focused General Counsel (Chief Legal Officer) with over 15 years of legal and IT experience for privately held and/or venture backed, pre-IPO companies. Senior executive with experience building and managing in-house legal teams and budgets at three companies. Business operations experience overseeing compliance, facilities, real estate, administrative (G&A), risk management, and business operations. Real world understanding and passion for software, cloud (SaaS), internet, network, security, and computer technology as a former IT systems and network administrator.
Specialties: Business, Corporate law, Commercial transactions, Employment law/HR, International business, Intellectual Property, Technology, Management, Real Estate, Exempt organizations, and Civil litigation.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary @ Manage legal and compliance functions, and build legal team providing global support with a broad in-house practice for a $200M privately held adtech company. Oversee facilities and administration team supporting domestic and international real estate portfolio in 26 countries.
Exponential Interactive is a global provider of video advertising solutions to brands such as AT&T, Disney, HP, Lexus, Mastercard, Sony, and Verizon. Exponential delivers innovative advertising experiences that transform the way brands interact with audiences across desktop, in-stream, and mobile. Our platform fuses one of the largest digital media footprints and proprietary data with user-centric ad formats designed to drive engagement and action. From 2014 to Present (1 year) Emeryville, CAVice President, General Counsel @ Managed legal affairs as sole in-house counsel and participate as member of the executive team for a pre-IPO, venture backed startup with $40M in funding.
Vindicia is the leader in enterprise-class SaaS subscription billing and big data analytics for subscriber acquisition and retention, managing 150 million customer accounts on behalf of its clients. Vindicia has processed $6 billion in global revenues through its CashBox and CashBox Select SaaS solutions. Its integrated subscriber retention capabilities generated $75 million in annual incremental revenue. Clients include DirecTV, eBay, Intuit, Leapfrog, LifeLock, NFL, Telstra, TransUnion, and Vimeo. From 2011 to 2014 (3 years) Redwood City, CAActing General Counsel @ Oversaw legal department, including 2 in-house attorneys and 2 interns, as acting General Counsel and provided support to business teams spread out over 40 countries globally. From January 2010 to October 2011 (1 year 10 months) Director, Associate General Counsel @ Served as business architect for NGOsource (http://www.ngosource.org) and project managed initial operations for Fundacja TechSoup (http://fundacja-techsoup.org) in addition to legal functions.
TSG provides civil society organizations with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions, distributing over $4.6 billion in products from partners such as Adobe, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and Symantec. Through its global e-commerce platform and programs, TSG operates in 121 countries and processed 14 million transactions, helping companies and foundations optimize their philanthropic impact and channels. From 2008 to 2011 (3 years) San Francisco, CACorporate Attorney @ Managed San Francisco office during 4 month partner absence.
GGHS is a boutique law firm with expertise in a wide range of legal matters including civil litigation and arbitration, securities offerings and transactions, business transactions, international law, trademarks and licensing, real estate law and criminal defense. Clients include the Apex Group, Blue Cross, and Chicken of the Sea. From 2007 to 2008 (1 year) San Francisco, CALitigation Attorney @ Managed intellectual property, business, employment, products liability, and real estate litigation matters, including pre-trial motions and deposition work.
D&M has represented Fortune 500 clients, emerging companies, and individuals, and was the first law firm selected by DuPont as a Primary Legal Service provider. Other clients include Benetton USA, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Safeway, and World Courier. From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) San Francisco, CALitigation Attorney @ The complex litigation group of Filice Brown Eassa & McLeod, which managed environmental, mass toxic tort, class action, and products liability cases, has since merged with K&S, a global AmLaw 50 law firm (http://bit.ly/JdrvwS). Clients included AstraZeneca, Chevron, the Dow Chemical Company, and Dow Agrosciences. From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) Oakland, CASummer Associate @ CP&M engages in securities, antitrust, and consumer class action litigation. The firm's dedication to prosecuting or defending socially just actions has earned it both a national reputation with settlements and verdicts in the billions of dollars. Clients include CalSTRS, Consumers Union (Consumer Reports), and E&J Gallo Winery. From June 2003 to August 2003 (3 months) Burlingame, CAIT Systems and Network Administrator @ From January 2001 to August 2001 (8 months) Programmer/Analyst @ Programmer/Analyst I, Financial Services, 2000-2001
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Computer Support Consultant, Housing & Dining Services, 1998 From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Technical Support Specialist @ Client Representative, RCN, 1997
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