School of Law
Paragon Legal Group
Interim General Counsel/Senior Counsel
Jan 2013 - Present
Secondment to in-house legal departments of global high tech corporations. Representative clients: Immersion, Hearsay Social, Aconex, Hortonworks, TiVo and Coupons.com.
Ssamsung Electronics, US IP & Media Center
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation working on cutting edge technologies, including UI/UX for Samsung mobile devices, smart TV, printing, networking, telecom, Cloud.
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Pre-IPO company, offering GPS solution through major wireless carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell Mobility, China Mobile and Telcel.
Kineto Wireless, Inc. (acquired by TAQUA, INC.)
Associate General Counsel
Jan 2005 - Jan 2008
Proposed and implemented new IP strategy to Board members and C-level executives, and increased patent portfolio, which grew from 1 to 15 issued patents during tenure, and over 100 in the pipeline by implementing new strategy.
Partnered with HR on all employment matters, including immigration oversight.
Provided training to sales, marketing and engineers.
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
Senior IP Counsel
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
Appointed lead attorney for then-most strategically important multi-million dollar IP asset purchase and acqui-hire.
Implemented processes to significantly reduce response time and improve legal service to internal clients.
Provided legal training to various business units to substantially reduce litigation risks to Hitachi.
Successfully negotiated settlement of all assigned employment claims.
Simplex Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)
Director, IP and Legal Affairs
Jan 2001 - Jan 2003
Integral role in Simplex’s IPO in 2001 and successful merger with Cadence in 2002.
Developed and implemented internal processes to shorten sales cycles by 25% and improve delivery of legal services, resulting in significant cross-functional team productivity and increased revenues.