Professional Experience


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Palo Alto, CA | 2007 - 2016

Mobile 365

San Mateo, CA | 2006

Acting General Counsel

Spearheaded the knowledge management function for the corporate, transactional and specialty practices. Analyzed trends in deal terms and valuations of equity and bridge financings for startup companies. Developed content for and published the quarterly Entrepreneurs Report - WSGR’s most popular publication.

Negotiated Multimedia Messaging Service Agreements and similar documents with domestic, European and South American telecoms while Mobile 365’s General Counsel was negotiating the sale of the company.

EMC Corporation

(Legato Systems, Inc.)

Santa Clara, CA

2001 - 2006

Strategic Alliances Counsel

Supported the strategic alliance organization at Legato (a leading vendor of backup and recovery software) until it was disbanded and integrated into EMC Software Group (January 2006). Negotiated software distribution agreements with Legato’s major partners, including IBM, Sun, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Siemens, NEC and others. Handled numerous other licensing and strategic alliance matters for Legato and EMC, including software development agreements, inbound software licensing, and the sale of IP rights to discontinued software. Supervised the outsourcing of Legato’s support services in EMEA to Siemens Business Services. Provided legal advice addressing high visibility software defects raising public relations, liability and customer relationship issues.


Analytic Legal Programs

New York & CA | 1984 - 2000

Principal & Founder

Founded the company that pioneered the development of automated contract drafting and produced a string of technological innovations that led the industry for nearly two decades.

Co-inventor, U.S. Patent No. 5,323,313 | Design & Implementation of Drafting Possible Permutations of a Set of Text.


Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.

New York, NY | 1981 - 1983
Associate Counsel

Shearman & Sterling

New York, NY | 1977 - 1980
Corporate Finance and Banking Associate

SEC - Office of Market Structure

Washington, DC | 1976 - 1977
Attorney/Advisor Finance

Law & Policy in International Business

Law Review Editor

Georgetown University Law Center

Washington, DC | 1976
Juris Doctor