Attorney at Law
"Excellent service. Looks out for your interest. Exactly what you want from a lawyer."
I've worked with individuals and companies from startups to HP and Intuit, in the US, Israel, the EU, and around the world.
I focus on business contracts, website legal terms, employment and severance agreements, and IP-related counseling.
Please note that I don't handle litigation, trademark or copyright registrations, corporate formation, family law, criminal matters, or trusts and estates.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Outside General Counsel
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Termination
- Employee Termination Consults
- Employment Agreement
- Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
"I've worked with Laura Donahue twice now, and I find her to be very sharp. As an independent business owner, I've appreciated her understanding of my legal needs and the high quality of work she delivers. I highly recommend Lauri."
"Very recomended, she was able to help me in a clear and understandable way."
"Easy to work with, I would highly recommend her."
"Lauri was very responsive and efficient. Highly recommend her."
"Lauri was fantastic in helping me through a severance agreement. Her advice was helpful and her pricing fair. A clear communicator. Would highly recommend her."
Jan 1992 - Present
Principal of own law and consulting firm: drafted and reviewed technology-related contracts; developed business models and agreements for Internet-based products and services; performed IP due diligence.
Wrote articles, blogs, and website content on legal and business topics.
Created antitrust compliance programs and employee intellectual property handbooks.
Designed intranet sites for corporate legal departments.
Created automated systems for document generation.
Created and led training programs on US law for foreign lawyers and managers in Israel, Russia, and Estonia.
Clients include(d) Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Fujitsu, SDS, Maxim, Philips Semiconductor, Acer, Quantum, Synopsys, Watkins-Johnson, and the American Electronics Association.
Interim General Counsel
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Interim General Counsel for publicly traded medical device company.
Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein
Oct 2012 - May 2013
Director, Strategic Accounts
May 2007 - Apr 2011
Managed company's single biggest project, with up to 220 lawyers in Israel, India and the Philippines.
Responsible for billings of over $1 million per month.
Developed and delivered online and onsite candidate screening and training in law and writing.
Developed software tools to automate content analysis.
Advised clients on legal knowledge management and legal publishing processes.
University of Toledo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
Taught Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, International Trademark and Copyright, Intellectual Property Licensing, Video Game Law, Religion and the Law
Yigal Arnon & Co.
Sep 2000 - Apr 2001
Visiting Attorney with Israel's largest law firm, representing technology and media clients such as Compugen, SuperDimension, Gurunet/Atomica (now Answers.com), and The Jerusalem Post.
Motion Picture Association of America
Senior Counsel, World-Wide Anti-Piracy
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Advocate for the trade association of major U.S. motion picture studios; oversaw prosecution of criminal and civil copyright and trademark cases in US and abroad. Developed legal strategies for internet piracy and other technology issues; drafted legislation.
Khourie, Crew & Jaeger
Jan 1990 - Jan 1992
Associate, specializing in antitrust and intellectual property cases. Member of Atari v. Nintendo trial team. Reviewed intellectual property licenses and other contracts and prepared trademark applications.
(Firm is now known as Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton)
Estonian Business School
Jan 1991 - Mar 1991
Taught American Business Law and Business Writing to MBA students.
Assistant Corporate Counsel
Jan 1989 - Jan 1990
Acted as lead counsel in antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial cases. Negotiated, drafted, and reviewed contracts. Worked with Congressional and FTC staff; participated in Congressional hearings. Oversaw outside counsel and reviewed billings.
Pacific Gas & Electric
Jan 1986 - Jan 1989
Represented company before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.