Brian Ross Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Brian Ross

Brian Ross

Attorney at Law

Encino
California
Licensed in
CA
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
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About
Brian Ross is an experienced business attorney and former litigator, focusing on commercial and corporate law, Internet and technology, intellectual property and emerging industries.

Brian was an associate at Baker & Hostetler LLP and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, and then served as in-house lead counsel for three high-tech companies (with two acquisitions by Fortune 100 companies).

As a co-founder and partner of Ross Legal, Brian now advises emerging, fast-moving companies in the Internet, technology, cannabis, apparel and other industries.
22
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

""At EdgeCast, I watched Brian take a small start-up of less than 100 employees with only outside general counsel and guide it into a stable company of over 300 employees that was eventually sold to Verizon. As VP General Counsel, Brian established processes for contract review and negotiations that are still followed today. He always took the time to answer my questions in a thoughtful, straight-forward manner that allowed me to make effective business decisions. It was a both a great learning experience and a pleasure to work with Brian." Jessica Lee, SA - Start-up and Business Transformation"

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Clear Communication
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""Brian has a thorough understanding of the law. His strong work ethic and ability to quickly analyze the legal ramifications of any situation make him a valuable asset to any company". Steve Sands, CPA, CFO Burstly, Inc. and Social Project, Inc."

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Work History

Ross Legal Corporation, Inc.

Partner

Jun 2016 - Present

Providing outside legal and business counsel to emerging companies in the technology (Internet, SaaS/PaaS, software), cannabis, consumer products, new media and other emerging verticals. Focus on commercial transactions, corporate matters, compliance and risk management, IP protection and licensing, and privacy matters.

Jun 2016 - Present

Verizon

Divisional Vice President & General Counsel

Dec 2013 - Jun 2016

Responsible for legal for EdgeCast CDN, UpLynk online video platform and related properties. Provided strategic and tactical advice to executive and management teams.• Coordinated telco regulatory compliance efforts in US, EU/EEA, EMEA and LATAM. Advised and negotiated commercial agreements with customers, resellers, strategic partners, vendors and service providers in 75+ countries.

Dec 2013 - Jun 2016

EdgeCast Networks, Inc.

General Counsel and Secretary

Dec 2010 - Dec 2013

Responsible for legal at this leading, global content delivery network, from mid-stage startup through Verizon acquisition. Built in-house legal dept. Coordinated global regulatory compliance. Managed outside counsel. Managed claims and disputes, collections, labor and employment, subpoenas, law enforcement matters, content policies, IP management, corporate governance, financings and acquisition.

Dec 2010 - Dec 2013

MTV Networks

VP Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Media

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Responsible for Viacom subsidiaries including Social Project (social media), Xfire, Inc. (online gaming), and other digital media licensing and IP matters. Negotiated strategic partnerships, licensing, vendor, marketing, advertising and offshore development contracts. Compliance, website policies, content policies, IP management, litigation and corporate matters.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

TagWorld, Inc.

General Counsel and Secretary

Dec 2005 - Sep 2008

Responsible for all legal affairs at this online social-networking and content promotion company, from early-stage startup through acquisition by Viacom. Negotiated customer, partner, consulting and vendor agreements. Compliance, online policies, content policies, website/product audits, IP management, labor and employment. Advised and managed outside counsel.

Dec 2005 - Sep 2008

Allied Sun Technologies

General Counsel

Feb 2005 - Dec 2005

Responsible for legal and business affairs at this solar energy company, which provided photovoltaic power systems for commercial, residential and agricultural applications. Handled legal, compliance, strategic and political matters. Negotiated customer, reseller, partner, contractor and vendor contracts in the US and abroad. Handled litigation, business development and marketing.

Feb 2005 - Dec 2005

Mitchell Silberberg

Senior Associate

Feb 2001 - Feb 2005

Litigated IP infringement and anti-piracy matters, entertainment and other commercial disputes. Co-chaired successful trademark infringement trial. Prosecuted claims for music companies and motion picture studios in copyright infringement actions against Napster, Grokster (up to US Supreme Court). Defended claims for music, entertainment, tech clients involving sampling, theft, breach, piracy.

Feb 2001 - Feb 2005

BakerHostetler

Associate

Nov 1999 - Feb 2001

Litigated and advised on matters involving IP infringement, counterfeiting, unfair competition, breach of contract, domain theft, cyber-smearing, hacking and other emerging online issues.

Negotiated commercial agreements including content distribution, e-commerce, software licensing, private labeling, marketing, advertising, affinity and referral programs, and others.

Nov 1999 - Feb 2001

Ruben & Jones LLP

Associate

Dec 1997 - Nov 1999

Litigated business and commercial, intellectual property and professional negligence matters. Prepared and successfully argued motions regarding injunctions, summary judgments, protective orders, discovery disputes, writs and others. Conducted mediations, depositions and trial preparation and assisted with business development.

Dec 1997 - Nov 1999

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