Lauri Donahue

Lauri Donahue

Attorney at Law

Jerusalem
Licensed in
CA
Harvard Law School

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About
I'm a Harvard Law School graduate and a member of the California Bar with more than 35 years of legal experience.

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 (including software licenses, SaaS agreements, and distribution agreements), website legal terms and privacy policies, employment and severance agreements, and IP-related counseling.

Please note that I don't handle litigation, trademark or copyright registrations, corporate formation, family law, non-profit issues, criminal matters, or trusts and estates.
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"Lauri was great at answering my questions about a trademark that I was thinking of buying as part of a business. She was very quick and responsive as well as giving a great break down on likely risks and similar scenarios."

Assist with Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
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"Lauri did a great job helping me understand and modify a consulting agreement."

Business Consulting Agreement Services
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"Lauri was very responsive and efficient. She was able to review and summarize a document within a very short time frame. I would highly recommend working with her."

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"Lauri helped me a lot and I look forward to working with her again."

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"Lauri was fantastic! She was responsive, very knowledgeable with regard to business contracts, and was incredibly efficient with her time. I'd gladly work with her again."

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"I needed something done quick, and she was able to knock it out for me!"

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Work History

Tek-Law Services

Principal

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.

Jan 1992 - Present

Brainsway

Interim General Counsel

May 2013 - Oct 2013

Interim General Counsel for publicly traded medical device company.

May 2013 - Oct 2013

Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein

Attorney

Oct 2012 - May 2013

Member of Information Technology, Licensing and Internet Practice Group, dealing with technology transactions, privacy issues, terms of use, terms of service, M&A due diligence, clinical trials, marketing and distribution, IP award programs, open source issues, SaaS, PaaS, beta tests, DMCA, EU safe harbor, NDAs, OCS funding, consulting, IP infringement, and related matters.

Oct 2012 - May 2013

Innodata Isogen

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.

May 2007 - Apr 2011

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

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Yigal Arnon & Co.

Attorney

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.

Sep 2000 - Apr 2001

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.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000

Khourie, Crew & Jaeger

Associate

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)

Jan 1990 - Jan 1992

Estonian Business School

Visiting Professor

Jan 1991 - Mar 1991

Taught American Business Law and Business Writing to MBA students.

Jan 1991 - Mar 1991

Atari Corp.

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.

Jan 1989 - Jan 1990

Pacific Gas & Electric

Attorney

Jan 1986 - Jan 1989

Represented company before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Jan 1986 - Jan 1989

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