Representative Transactions and Matters

Technology, Data and Intellectual Property Agreements

  • Drafted template agreements to meet regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Negotiated technology and data licensing, delivery, facilities management and related agreements.
  • Provided legal counsel regarding establishment of computer data centers.
  • Provided legal counsel to academic researchers on commercialization of IP and results of research.

Litigation

  • Supervised internal and external counsel in successful defense of bet-the-company IP infringement case.
  • Managed commercial disputes and cross-border employment litigation.

M&A, IPO

  • Managed drafting and filing SEC Form S-1 for internet start-up.
  • Supervised international legal team in cross-border acquisitions.
  • Negotiated corporate structure and IP allocations for financial services joint ventures.
  • Reviewed purchase and assumption agreements for multiple banking transactions.
  • Advise clients regarding potential structuring of joint ownership deals with business partners.
  • Advised startup restaurant in deal with investor.

Regulatory

  • Drafted comprehensive compliance manuals for regulated financial institutions.
  • Devised and managed compliance program for SEC-regulated investment advisor.
  • Staff attorney at Federal Reserve Board reviewing bank holding company questions.

Employment

  • Served as Acting Head of HR for technology firm during months’-long search for a new Head of HR.
  • Drafted and administered Employee Handbooks and employee template agreements for employers.
  • Established online anti-harassment and discrimination training for international workforce.
  • Counseled employers and employees on applicability of EEOC and other non-discrimination laws.
  • Counseled clients on applicability of NYC Human Rights laws, wage and hour laws and penalties.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Provided legal and operational counsel regarding planning for Y2K and 2005 NY Transit Strike.
  • Served on executive teams after 9/11 and 2003 NYC blackout to restart operations.
  • Provided legal counsel regarding preparation for disasters related to operational and technology risk.

Business Administration and Corporate Governance

  • Managed insurance relationships.
  • Performed Board Secretarial duties.
  • Worked across business functions to establish and manage company record-keeping and filing systems.
  • Negotiated lease and build-out of raw commercial space for flagship sales and executive offices.

Business Operations Advice and Counsel (sample matters)

  • Work as a team member on client’s issues related to manufacturing operations.
  • Advise clients on risks related to locating businesses in or near flood zones.
  • Advise clients on operational and risk issues connected to locating in co-working or incubator spaces.
  • Advise food manufacturer on requirements of koshering rules and creation of strategic partnerships.
  • Advise restaurant startup on structuring deal with investors and continuing business questions.
  • Advise commercial information startup on formation, share issuance, development, intellectual property.
  • Advise consultant to not-for-profits on structure of deal with business partners.