John Rosenbaum

John Rosenbaum

Attorney at Law

Belvedere Tiburon
Licensed in
A rare combination of business and the law, including six years as General Counsel of a specialty finance company and over seven years experience advising high tech corporations and financial institutions on intellectual property licensing agreements and technology transfers, business formation and startups, seed funding, investment from angel investors, venture capital and other sources, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate transactions at White & Case LLP, Fenwick & West LLP and Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP.

Big firm plus in-house legal experience, coupled with an MBA in finance, provides an unusual
… read more in-depth understanding and perspective on legal, financial and business issues. Previous business experience includes nine years of progressive financial management experience at American Express Company and other credit card start-up ventures. High energy and innovative thinking coupled with strong written and oral communication skills.

Represented high technology company in its $28 million acquisition by Google Inc. Negotiated deal structure. Drafted transactional documents. Managed due diligence process and closing process. Negotiated termination of licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements and profit sharing agreements with competitors of Google Inc.

Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in reviewing license, technology transfer, customer service, NDA and master service agreements for M&A transactions in the pay-TV space.

Drafted, negotiated and implemented stock option plan for a high technology company.

Drafted click-through license agreements and other intellectual property agreements for high technology clients.

Represented Genentech, Inc. and the Roche Group in various real estate acquisition and lending transactions and tax issues related to employee relocation matters.

Law Finance Group, Inc 2005-2011

General Counsel and Director of Funding

Broad-based in-house transactional practice for this specialty finance company making asset-backed loans to law firms to fund mass tort, patent prosecution, intellectual property infringement litigation, class actions and other contingency based legal matters and purchases of legal judgments that are on appeal.

Draft, negotiate and review agreements dealing with asset-backed loans and acquisitions. Responsible for all matters of corporate governance, legal compliance and regulation of commercial and consumer lending, company credit facilities and miscellaneous corporate matters.

White & Case LLP 1996-2004

Senior Associate, Palo Alto and San Francisco Offices

Advised high technology and other corporations and financial institutions on a broad range of corporate and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, securities and bond issuance, contract law, start-ups and corporate governance and taxation.

Drafted and negotiated software and other intellectual property licensing and assignment agreements.

Coordinated due diligence for several mergers and acquisition transactions, including review of intellectual property licensing and assignment agreements, patent and trademark registrations, employment agreements and other relevant transactional documents.

Served as in-house counsel to International Wireless Communications, Inc. for 1½ years. Actions included telecommunications mergers, acquisitions and divestment, review of intellectual property licensing agreements and telecommunications regulatory matters.

Advised a variety of clients, including Raytheon, Novartis, Empower and Lockheed Corporation, in the high technology, financial services, healthcare and biotechnology fields on contract negotiations, formation of joint ventures and licensing arrangements, stock and asset acquisitions, startups and general corporate matters, labor, complex litigation, bankruptcy and other matters.

Served as issuer’s counsel to Mitsui Fudosan American Honda Finance in multi-billion medium term note programs and other Regulation S and Rule 144-A financings.

Advised issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of regulatory areas and general securities laws governing financial services industries and retirement plans, including the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Drafted SEC filings (S-1) to prepare for the initial public offering of shares of international telecommunications company. Prepared 10-K annual report filings, quarterly report filings and 8-K statements as required for extraordinary events.

Advised financial services institutions, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, Union Bank of Switzerland and the old Bankers Trust Company, and start-ups, including and F-Secure, on new product development and marketing plans and strategies, including credit cards and mortgage and home equity products.

United States District Court Fresno, CA, 1995-1996

Law Clerk

Appointed as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Coyle, who was at the time Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Performed legal research and prepared bench memoranda for the court.

Assisted federal judge in conducting jury trials, drafting orders and legal opinions and managing complex litigation, including commercial, securities, patent, civil rights and criminal cases.
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