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Rachel Ratliff

Rachel Ratliff

Corporate Attorney

San Francisco
Licensed in
Stanford Law School
I spent 15 years as a corporate lawyer working at a law firm and in-house, then took a break to pursue entrepreneurship, developing an iPhone app for messaging (Vochi). Recently I've leveraged my expertise working for early-stage start-ups in San Francisco in both legal and operational capacities. I look forward to bringing a business mindset to your legal issues.

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Work History

Voki Mobile, Inc.


Jun 2013 - Sep 2016

Incorporated and did all legal work for company; Created vision and wireframes for Vochi, an iPhone messaging app; Hired and managed local design team to design user experience for app; Hired and managed local and off-shore development teams to implement, maintain and update app; Learned and implemented app development process from start to finish.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2016

Fact0ry Ventures

Director of Legal and Business Operations

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Reviewed, documented and recommend improvements to Fact0ry’s innovation process; Managed office operations; Reviewed and revised employment contracts and hiring process; Advised on corporate structure and corporate maintenance issues.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Caliper Life Sciences/Perkin Elmer

Deputy General Counsel

Jun 2001 - Mar 2012

Structured, negotiated and drafted strategic technology and product development relationships, as well as a range of commercial contracts, including supply, equipment leasing, real estate, licensing, consulting and product sales agreements; Primary responsibility for corporate matters including SEC compliance, corporate communications, employment and corporate governance issues.

Jun 2001 - Mar 2012

NorthPoint Communications, Inc.

Assistant General Counsel

Feb 1999 - Mar 2001

Structured, negotiated and drafted strategic partnerships, working closely with business development, sales and senior management; Lead counsel for general corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, venture capital and debt investments, corporate communications and IP issues; Structured and drafted HR policies and advised on employment law issues.

Feb 1999 - Mar 2001

Cooley Godward LLP

Associate Attorney and Contract Attorney

Sep 2016 - Feb 1999

Represented corporate issuers and investors in seed and venture capital financing; Negotiated, structured and drafted documentation to implement strategies for acquiror and target technology companies in a range of asset purchase, stock-for-stock and cash mergers and acquisitions; Represented issuers and banks raising capital in public and private equity and debt markets.

Sep 2016 - Feb 1999

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