- Outside General Counsel
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Asset Purchase
- Asset Purchase Agreement
- Reverse Merger
- Stock Purchase
- Other Mergers & Acquisitions Matter
SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc.
Jan 2018 - Present
Provide consulting services
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Member of the Board of Directors
Feb 2017 - Present
Member of the Board of Directors, member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees
Galena Biopharma, Inc.
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Responsible for domestic and global legal matters, litigation, corporate governance and compliance, and IP matters. Strategic business partner with all functional groups.
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Nov 2009 - May 2015
Established Law Department and managed significant legal and multiple department budgets totaling $25M with staff of 11. Responsible for domestic and global legal matters, litigation, corporate governance and compliance, IP matters, and federal government affairs. Strategic business partner with all functional groups.
Knapp Law Firm
Oct 2008 - Dec 2009
Provide general counsel services and governmental affairs advice
Exemplar Law Firm
Oct 2008 - Dec 2009
Provide general counsel services to start up and emerging growth companies
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mar 2003 - Sep 2008
Promoted to General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer during the Company’s restructuring. Co-responsible for leading Company through bankruptcy. Managed >$15M law department budget with a staff of eight attorneys and paralegals at two different geographic locations, along with a staff of five. Strategic business partner with all functional groups. Member of executive management team.
May 1996 - Dec 2002
Represented small, medium, and large companies on a variety of start-up and acquisition issues, technology transfers, M&A diligence matters for utility companies, public policy advocacy on labor and employment law and transportation issues, employment and labor (NLRA and RLA) law issues, class action employment litigation, and organizing drives.
Assistant General Counsel
May 1998 - Dec 2000
Reported to General Counsel. Managed >$20M budget with a staff of 16 attorneys at 3 different geographic locations; supervised outside counsel handling state and federal court employment and labor litigation, NLRB, and other federal and state agency matters. Strategic business partner with all functional groups.
Sep 1980 - Dec 1995
Managed a $3 million budget with a staff of four attorneys. Supervised outside counsel handling of federal and state lawsuits and federal and state administrative agency matters. Personally handled major labor litigation. Provided advice and drafted purchase and sale agreements, joint ventures, many acquisitions and dispositions, stock plans, incentive compensation, board resolutions.