Don Moody Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Don Moody

Don Moody

Attorney at Law

Costa Mesa
California
Licensed in
CA, DC, NY, Patent Bar
UCLA School of Law
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About
Don Moody is an attorney with over 20 years experience in technology, finance and entertainment. His practice includes IP (patents, trademarks and copyrights), privacy (data breach, privacy policies and the California CCPA ) and financial regulation (AML). Among other roles, he was lead Internet counsel for Skype (2005-2012) and has had extensive involvement with ICANN on Internet governance matters. Don currently counsels FinTech and Blockchain companies and is involved with a number of industry groups like the Bitcoin Foundation. He obtained his law degree from UCLA and an M.S. in Computer Info. Systems from Boston University. He is… read more licensed to practice in California, New York & Wash. D.C
15
Years
experience

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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I first met Don Moody back in 2005 when a boutique IP law firm he was working at shared office space with my firm. Over time, we discovered a number of synergies between us that allowed our two firms to work collaboratively servicing various high-tech and entertainment clients, including Internet telephony provider Skype; peer-to-peer file sharing sites such as Kazaa and BitTorrent; the blog creation and hosting platform SixApart, among others. I have always found Don to be extremely knowledgeable in a variety of legal areas, most notably intellectual property and Internet Law, and his work product has always been top-notch. My firm and I have worked closely together with Don ever since serving startups and growth-stage companies across Southern California, and have every intention of continuing this relationship for the foreseeable future. -- Greg Akselrud, Partner Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, LLP"

Software and Technology Law
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
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"I have known Don Moody for many years. I was the CFO for ICANN (the Internet's coordinating body for domain names and IP Address numbers) and then the CFO for Donuts (the largest registry operator with nearly 250 active top level domain registries) which raised $100 million as a startup and recently had a private equity exit transaction with valuation of nearly a billion dollars. In addition to our shared involvement with the ICANN community, Don served as one of Donuts' lead attorneys for various legal matters. In this role, he led the efforts to resolve many highly complex disputes while working within a challenging, highly technical and deadline-focused regulatory environment. While I cannot share many of the inner details of Don's work due to confidentiality constraints, I can definitely say that we were very glad Don was on our side. My colleagues and I considered his work product to be excellent and a signifcant asset to the company. After I left Donuts, I led a group of investors that were attempting to buy a highly valuable internet asset. The valuations of this class of asset are difficult to ascertain, and the transaction structure was particularly complicated, with asking prices reaching well into 8-figures. For these reasons, my team and I retained Don to handle some difficult negotiations requiring finesse and technical expertise. He delivered on his promises with excellence, and produced his work product efficiently. We continue to engage Don on a number of smaller engagements as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Don well over the years, and continue to be pleasantly surprised at the breadth and depth of his expertise and acumen. Kevin Wilson CEO & Founder Wisedots, LLC"

Legal Representation & Consulting - Intellectual Property & Privacy
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

CliqPay

General Counsel & Director of Compliance

May 2019 - Present

Serve as General Counsel & Dir. of Compliance for independent FinTech payment solutions provider. GC duties include contract drafting, managing outside litigation counsel, IP prosecution (patent, trademark) and handling corporate/LLC filings as company Secretary. Compliance duties include drafting policies and procedures (incl. privacy & AML), audit response and staff training.

May 2019 - Present

The IP & Technology Legal Group P.C.

Partner & Co-Founder

May 2019 - Present

Privacy consulting; litigation and ADR; trademark and patent prosecution; financial compliance; strategy consulting for technology startups; consultation on export controls; technology transactions and contract drafting; provide advice on licensing issues. Outside General Counsel services.

May 2019 - Present

Genga & Associates P.C.

Attorney at Law

Aug 2004 - Dec 2011

IP and business litigation; trademark and patent prosecution; drafting privacy policies and advising on privacy issues; strategy consulting for technology startups; technology transactions and contract drafting; software licensing; brand protection and anti-fraud-phishing enforcement activities; domain name and social networking portfolio management; federal and state (CA) litigation.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2011

EFax.com

Strategic Alliances Manager

May 2019 - May 2000

Business development and strategic alliance management for company's technology and marketing partners, including Yahoo!, Qualcomm, MSN and AOL. Serve as liaison and partner advocate on cross-functional teams including I.T., legal, marketing and sales. Project lead for various joint product/service launches and partner promotional campaigns.

May 2019 - May 2000

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