Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto, CA | 2007 - 2016
San Mateo, CA | 2006Acting 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.
(Legato Systems, Inc.)
Santa Clara, CA
2001 - 2006Strategic 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 - 2000Principal & 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
Shearman & Sterling
New York, NY | 1977 - 1980
Corporate Finance and Banking Associate
SEC - Office of Market Structure
Washington, DC | 1976 - 1977
Law & Policy in International Business
Law Review Editor
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC | 1976