Michelle Novotny Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michelle Novotny

Michelle Novotny

Corporate Counsel - Expertise in SaaS/Cloud and Semiconductor Industries

San Jose
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California Hastings College of the Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
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out of 2 reviews
About
Strategic leader and thinker who exercises excellent business judgment and provides pragmatic risk assessments, mitigation strategies, and creative solutions, while being articulate and concise in evaluating all aspects of transactions and plans. Superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Excellent organizational skills to effectively manage, prioritize and meet deadlines. Energetic, analytical, imaginative and results-oriented, ensuring adherence to quality and ethical business practices.
3
Projects on
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16
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michelle combines strategic thinking with timely, pragmatic and actionable advice that addresses legal issues in light of business objectives. I strongly recommend Michelle to those looking for a results-oriented attorney."

General Corporate Advice
Posted on May 5, 2016
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michelle has negotiated a number of customer and vendor contracts for us. She is able to quickly assess our needs and provide advice to protect our interests. She is very responsive and diligent in meeting tight deadlines. We highly recommend her and will be contacting her again to handle future contract needs."

SaaS Licensing Agreement Negotiation
Posted on May 5, 2016

Work History

Callidus Software Inc. (d/b/a CallidusCloud)

Associate General Counsel

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

Executed five acquisitions (both stock and asset purchases), handling all contract negotiations and overseeing legal due diligence. Structured, implemented and oversaw scalable SaaS and technology-focused privacy, data security, and cybersecurity strategies by conducting risk assessments and handling all relevant contract negotiations.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

Altera Corporation

Senior Corporate Counsel

May 2005 - Aug 2011

Drafted and negotiated both routine commercial contracts and strategic business
transactions, such as inbound/outbound technology-related, real estate, consulting, distribution, supply, and partner agreements. Provided guidance on a full range of employment matters, including human resources policies and procedures, compensation issues, internal investigations, and discipline actions.

May 2005 - Aug 2011

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

International Tax Services Senior Associate

Sep 2001 - Jan 2005

Advised multinational corporations on the tax implications of current and proposed international and domestic operations, with a particular focus on the development of efficient business and tax structures and the coordination of U.S. and foreign tax laws and treaties such as efficient migration of IP.

Sep 2001 - Jan 2005

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