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Michael Mendelson

Michael Mendelson

Attorney at Law

Owings Mills
Licensed in
DC, NY
Georgetown University Law Center
About
Twenty years experience providing business and legal advice on a global basis to high technology and regulated industries, with a particular focus on emerging markets. Michael has guided a variety of clients through negotiating complex commercial transactions, developing first-class regulatory compliance programs, and establishing corporate governance best practices.

Michael has held several executive and senior legal positions for multinational companies. Michael previously practiced law in the Washington, DC Office of Jones Day, a leading global law firm. He has been published in United States and international law journals, interviewed
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Mendelson Legal

Attorney

Jan 2016 - Present

Private practice international corporate, commercial, and regulatory attorney and external general counsel for start-up enterprises.

Jan 2016 - Present

Smiths Detection Inc.

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Feb 2012 - Nov 2015

General counsel and corporate secretary for US$500M subsidiary of global, FTSE-100 engineering and high technology manufacturing conglomerate. Leadership of legal department, reporting to the President of Smiths Detection Inc. Member of executive team. Managed $5M+ legal budget. Reduced outside counsel expenses by 20%. Reduced third party insurance coverage by 75%.

Feb 2012 - Nov 2015

CPA Global

Interim Head of Legal & General Counsel

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Interim general counsel for privately held global intellectual property consulting company. Led North America and Asia-Pacific legal affairs with joint oversight over EMEA. Mandate to provide assessment of legal department in preparation for leveraged buyout. Led implementation of new contract management system.

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Intelsat

Assistant General Counsel

Jun 2006 - May 2011

Managed Africa, Asia-Pacific, & Teleport legal affairs for US$2.5B, NYSE-traded global satellite communications provider. Received CEO Excellence Awards: 2010, 2009, 2007 for innovation and revenue generation.

Jun 2006 - May 2011

Jones Day

Senior Associate

Jan 2003 - Jun 2006

Deputy US Telecommunications Law Practice Director. Led negotiation and drafting of high technology, telecom, enterprise network, and software licensing transactions. Represented clients on aspects of US and international technology law, intellectual property, and international trade compliance. Represented clients before FCC, FTC, State Department, Commerce Department, and foreign regulators.

Jan 2003 - Jun 2006

Michael Mendelson, Attorneyat Law

Attorney

Jul 2001 - Jan 2003

Independent law practice. Negotiated high tech, telecom, and software licensing agreements. Counseled clients on telecom/media and intellectual property law, regulation, and policy. Represented clients before the FCC and FTC.

Jul 2001 - Jan 2003

Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman

Associate

Mar 1999 - Jun 2000

Associate in Telecommunications and Government Affairs practice groups. Draft state, FCC, and international telecommunications licenses. Counsel clients on export control regulation compliance. Advise clients on telecom and international trade regulatory developments, draft responses to rulemaking proceedings, and advocate before FCC, Commerce, and State Departments accordingly.

Mar 1999 - Jun 2000

Motorola

Regulatory Counsel

Sep 1997 - Jan 1999

Advised U.S. and international satellite communication business on telecom, IT, export control, and intellectual property law, regulation, and policy.

Sep 1997 - Jan 1999

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