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.
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.
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.
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.
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.