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David Johnson

David Johnson

Contracts / Solutions-focused In-house Business Counsel

Dallas
Licensed in
TX
Valparaiso University Law
School

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Solutions-focused in-house business counsel. 22 years experience includes 8 years as sole in-house counsel for international telecom/electronics engineering and manufacturing company working with CFO, CEO and VPs. Detail-oriented, thorough and results-focused; take a practical approach to solving problems; able to think critically and provide sound judgment and counsel.

Practice Focus: affordable volume-based contract review and drafting and day-to-day general counsel business advice. Based on monthly volume, base rate starts at $230/hr and decreases $2/hr to $150/hr for first 40 hours/month/client. For each hour over and above 40
… read more hours/month/client, the rate immediately drops to $100/hr.
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"Great Experience! Highly Recommend"

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Posted on Jun 21, 2016

Work History

David C. Johnson

Senior Legal Counsel

Oct 2015 - Present

Provide outsourced general counsel services and commercial contract review and drafting for small to medium size companies who either do not have a GC or need additional in-house counsel resources.

Oct 2015 - Present

Interphase Corporation

Legal Counsel & Asst. Corp. Secretary

Mar 2007 - Sep 2015

Sole in-house legal counsel. Managed all global contracts (NDA, OEM/ODM, Purchase/Supplier, SOW, SCLA, Customer Support, Consulting, Distributor/Rep, Reseller, CM, Equip. Leases, SARAs). Analyzed disputes, advised execs and prepared responses. Managed IP portfolio. Managed stock equity plans (RSA/Option grants/cancels/vests/exercises; 10b5-1s; SEC filings). Coordinated annual shareholder meeting.

Mar 2007 - Sep 2015

Winstead PC

Attorney, Labor & Employment

Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

Represented management in labor and employment law matters. Advised HR and business managers on strategy and compliance with labor/employment laws, and protection/enforcement of trade secrets, non-competes, and NDAs. Reviewed and analyzed corporate contracts, employment policies, procedures and handbooks for compliance, improvement and dispute resolution. Spoke and presented at seminars.

Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

Bickel & Brewer

Attorney, Complex Commercial Litigation

Aug 2003 - Aug 2005

Experience gained with document production and e-discovery. Experience reviewing partnership, management and purchase/sale agreements, fee calculations/transactions/distributions, revenues/expenses, SEC filings, tender offers, fairness opinions, fiduciary duty, fraud, territorial restrictions, school district employment policy non-compliance/discrimination, auto-accident insurance failure-to-pay.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2005

Law Office of David C. Johnson

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Jan 2002 - Aug 2003

Advised and counseled clients on Estate Planning, Business Formation, Employment Law, Arbitration Agreements, Settlement Agreements and Releases, Contracts Review, Creditor/Debtor Matters, and Auto Accident Insurance Liability.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2003

Nortel Networks

Business Planning and Analysis / Strategic Pricing / Commercial Marketing

Oct 1997 - Dec 2001

Provided analysis, planning, and reporting to executives for R&D technology organization. Analyzed market pricing, margins and discounts, ascertained product value to customers, and developed list pricing for wireless products. Reviewed and evaluated contract terms and conditions. Reviewed, developed, and suggested improvements for business cases. Worked with R&D, Fin, HR, Sales, PLM and Bus. Dev.

Oct 1997 - Dec 2001

Frito-Lay

Attorney, Labor & Employment

Jan 1994 - Oct 1997

Examined and investigated allegations of employment discrimination, evaluated company policies and procedures for compliance, prepared and submitted company position statements, and responded to EEOC inquiries. Advised HR Directors and Manufacturing and Sales Managers on compliance with applicable employment laws. Obtained dismissals of nearly all discrimination charges, avoiding litigation.

Jan 1994 - Oct 1997

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