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Ryan Flaherty

Ryan Flaherty

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
Licensed in
California Western School of Law
I provide outside counsel for software, technology, and startups in emerging industries. As general counsel I guide organizations through early stage growth and compliance. I create and manage SaaS contracts, Business Associate Agreements, privacy policies, terms of service, vendor audits and relationships, hiring, formation, structuring, etc. I have extensive experience in medical compliance, HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and software validation.

I approach every situation with risk-based thinking and believe that, to be sustainable, solutions must be simple no matter how complex the problem they are solving. I value time and relationships.

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Chief Legal Officer

Jan 2013 - Present

In house general counsel handling all legal and compliance matters for medical software company

Jan 2013 - Present


Legal Guru

Jan 2011 - Present

Pro Bono outside counsel for amazing non-profit doing good work, and lots of it. Advising on issues ranging from corporate structure and re-organization, to liability insurance, website terms of service. general advice, guidance, and strategy regarding all legal matters.

Jan 2011 - Present

Attorney at Law

Private Practice

Nov 2005 - Present

Providing outside counsel, legal, and compliance services. Clients include: software, service and social startups. I have extensive experience in organizational structuring, contracting, and risk management while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Nov 2005 - Present

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