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David Groshoff

David Groshoff

Entrepreneurial Lawyer & Law Professor for Business Startups of all sorts, FinTech, Blockchain, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS

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Harvard Law School
*J.D./M.B.A., Business & Law professor since 2007.
*Admitted to take new clients in MA, NY, & OH; Registered In-House Counsel in CA.
*Published articles in law journals @ schools from Ivy League to Big 10;
*Cited by numerous professors, practitioner guides, treatises, lawyers, etc.
*Regularly sought-after speaker/author @ Law, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Cyber-law, & Finance symposia.
*Focus on entrepreneurial startups, particularly in FinTech space, but open to all startups.
*Former Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of Publicly Traded Company.
*Represented numerous businesses from Ideation through Series
… read more Seed, Series A, etc.
*Disruptive compensation structures available.
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Work History

Small Liberal Arts College in Los Angeles

Chair, Department of Business Administration & Innovation; Associate Professor

Jul 2015 - Present

Teach various courses in business, law, entrepreneurship, innovation, and informatics at undergraduate level and Finance at undergraduate and MBA levels.

Jul 2015 - Present


Managing Member & General Counsel

Mar 2013 - Present

Managing Member of consulting firm to numerous entrepreneurial startups, non-profit higher education institutions, & governmental and Wall Street clients.

Mar 2013 - Present


SVP, General Counsel, & Interim CFO

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

Founding General Counsel & Interim CFO to FinTech company co-founded by Kent Plunkett, E&Y's National Entrepreneur of the Year, 2007 + 3x Inc. 500 CEO.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

Western State University College of Law

Business Law Center Director & Associate Professor

Aug 2010 - Aug 2014

Taught, spoke, published, etc. on various matters of business law and finance, from entity formation to securities regulation, fiduciary duties, etc. See more by typing my name @ google.scholar.com.

Aug 2010 - Aug 2014

Providence College

Assistant Professor of Finance

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Taught various Finance courses at Providence College's School of Business.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Fisher College

Adjunct Professor of Economics

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Taught macroeconomics, including behavioral economics and heterodox theories at private liberal arts school in Boston's Back Bay while attending Harvard University.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

J.P. Morgan Chase

Vice President

Sep 1997 - Jun 2008

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for various entities.
Special Situation Asset Portfolio Manager and investment analyst.

Sep 1997 - Jun 2008

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