Howie Cockrill

Howie Cockrill

Attorney at Law

Licensed in
University of San Francisco School of Law
I have nearly a decade of both in-house and law firm experience in commercial transactions, technology law, intellectual property, employment and human resources.

I worked for 2 years at a San Francisco media and technology law firm, advising clients on a range of commercial, privacy and IP matters, and another 2 years as
General Counsel at a record label and artist management company.

I spent 7 years as General Counsel and Head of Operations and People at a music technology company. I was responsible for all legal, operational and HR issues facing our company - IP, technology, employment, insurance, finance and strategic
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Currently I represent private clients.
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General Counsel, VP Operations & People

Jan 2010 - Nov 2016

Music Technology Company

* Draft, translate & negotiate complex commercial agreements
* Ensure web & mobile product compliance
* Strategic planning with executive leadership
* Manage outside corporate and patent counsel
* Advise on employment law matters

Jan 2010 - Nov 2016

Ninth Street Opus

Director of Business Affairs

Jul 2008 - Jan 2010

Record Label : Publisher : Artist Management : Recording Studio

Developed, implemented and managed Legal and Human Resources departments, including staff evaluations; drafting employee handbook; creating form agreement library; drafting/negotiating complex agreements with artists, managers, producers, publishers, international distributors, and licensees; and forming joint venture entities.

Jul 2008 - Jan 2010

Berman Entertainment and Technology Law

Associate Attorney

Dec 2006 - Jul 2008

Media & Technology Law Firm

Provided legal counsel to established businesses, startups and individuals regarding online and offline media licensing and distribution, terms of service agreements, privacy policies, entity formation, corporate governance, copyright and trademark registration and enforcement, and business plans.

Dec 2006 - Jul 2008

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