I am an outsourced, interim and project General Counsel with 25 years of litigation and transactional experience in Intellectual Property, Corporate Compliance, Business, and Real Estate law. I counsel Boards, CEOs, CFOs and Business leaders of publicly and privately held companies, throughout their business life cycles.
I have also built a niche practice representing executives who are onboarding or exiting their current companies.
I thrive in a private practice environment and possess a ceaseless drive to make things happen, a willingness to make decisions and the ability to build trusting and lasting relationships.
I am an active member of both the Arizona and California Bar Associations.
Counsel to developers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies, ranging from $70M to $20B in annual revenue, on an outsourced, interim and project basis, including:
Contracts & Project counsel – Insight Direct USA, Inc. ($10B hardware, software & technology solutions provider)
Contracts counsel – EIG Services, Inc. (Insurance products & services provider)
Contracts counsel – NGINX Software, Inc. (SaaS provider, now part of F5 Networks)
Contracts & Project counsel – Adaptive Insights, Inc. (a leading financial planning SaaS provider)
Part-time General Counsel - Roberts Beauty
Interim General Counsel - Strava, Inc. (a social network for athletes)
Part-time In-house counsel - Lynx Grills
Project counsel – Western Digital Corporation ($20 billion NASDAQ-listed leading provider of data storage solutions)
Project counsel – Edgenuity, Inc. (K-12 online education, virtual schools)
Outsourced, interim General Counsel – SaveMart Supermarkets ($4 billion grocery store chain)
V.P., General Counsel and Secretary – FileNet Corporation ($550 million NASDAQ-listed multinational content management software provider)
V.P., General Counsel and Secretary - Accelrys, Inc. ($80 million NASDAQ-listed scientific software provider)
In-house counsel to Aprisma Technologies, Inc., formerly a division of Cabletron Systems, Inc. ($200 million network management software provider)
Employment law counsel to Executives and Management
Turnaround specialist, including debt restructuring for $240 million multi-media game manufacturer; privately owned roofing supply distributor, construction company, hair care product manufacturer
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A., with Honors of Highest Distinction
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of California
Bar Association of San Francisco
Common Issues in the Software Industry, Winning Legal Strategies for Software Companies
Special Report: How Part-Time, In-House Counsel Can Save You Money
5 Things You and Your Company Can Do To Protect Your Intellectual Property
5 Biggest Mistakes Hiring Managers Make
Executive Onboarding, Impact of SOX on Human Resources