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Adam Forest

Adam Forest

Tech Attorney

Oakland
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California, Los Angeles
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About
Adam is a generalist with significant in-house and law firm experience. He founded and led the legal department at a FinTech startup in San Francisco that grew to 250+ employees and more than $1B lent in under three years. At the law firm of Reed Smith LLP, he represented clients in litigation matters ranging from financial services to education, with hundreds of court appearances in more fifteen state and federal jurisdictions across California.

Adam attended Stanford University and UCLA School of Law. He currently manages a small law firm focused on growing tech companies in Oakland, CA.
8
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5.0
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
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"Adam is professional and transparent. He helped me make a big decision for my company moving forward. Highly recommended."

Independent Contractor >> Employee Conversion
Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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"Adam is not only a skilled negotiator and excellent lawyer, he is a trusted advisor with a knack for evaluating complex legal problems and providing cost-effective solutions. I strongly recommend Adam for those looking for a strong advocate and well-reasoned legal advice."

Interim GC Services
Posted on Jun 7, 2017

Work History

LendingHome

Head of Legal

May 2015 - Dec 2016

Founded the legal team of a leading marketplace lender. Managed the company's legal function during hyper-growth to over 250 employees, $1B lent, and over $100M in venture capital raised. Reported to the CEO and supported the company's numerous departments, including mortgage operations, P2P retail lending, servicing, human resources, business operations, capital markets, compliance, and finance.

May 2015 - Dec 2016

Reed Smith

Associate

May 2017 - May 2015

Represented clients in financial services, education, IP and other disputes. Drafted and argued motions in approximately fifteen state and federal court jurisdictions across California. Litigated protracted discovery disputes, took and defended depositions, defended class certification, and engaged in arbitration.

May 2017 - May 2015

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