Gary Rabkin

Gary Rabkin

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA, NY
Washington College of Law, American University
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About
Gary takes a business minded approach to helping clients solve issues and grow, shaped by 20+ years of experience, including as head of legal at a $1B manufacturing & supply chain company and 11 years in the Tech Transactions Group at the international firm White & Case.

He represents clients (startups to Fortune 100) in industries such as electronics, data, software, SaaS, blockchain, fintech, e-commerce, network security, and social media.

Gary has been on all sides negotiating numerous commercial contracts, licenses, MSAs, sales, business development, supply, startup financings, & consulting agreements. He also provides
… read more general counsel services advising on a variety of legal issues.
22
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5.0
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"Very talented legal advisor. Gary and I worked together in PCH International in Gary’s capacity as VP of Commercial Legal Affairs. I found Gary has the excellent skill combination of being a very astute legal advisor along with having a very strong commercial acumen. It was always a pleasure working with Gary in any commercial negotiation as he had the ability to identify and address key legal issues and communicate them succinctly to all parties. I hope to continue working with Gary in some capacity in the future"

Head of Legal Department of Technology Company
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"I had the pleasure of working along side Gary while I was the VP of Global Sales for PCH International. Although Gary has a background as a Corporate Laywer , he has a great acumen for business, and structuring deals that make both parties feel that they are optimizing the potential in a trading relationship. His knowledge across multiple business disciplines and industry made him a valuable asset to PCH International. Gary was also instrumental in our strategic growth planning, and helped develop relationships with partners and customers that proved to be valuable through his tenure at PCH. I highly recommend Gary to any company or organization that is looking for thought leadership, strategy, and a someone who is great at the art of the deal."

Head of Legal Department
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Coinbase (Fenwick Flex Program)

Legal Consultant

Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

Senior Commercial Attorney – Contractor (seconded via Fenwick & West’s Flex program)

Negotiated Custody Agreements, Prime Trading Agreements, listing agreements, complex business development agreements, and licenses with large institutional clients. Product counseling, general corporate matters. Worked closely with executives and business counterparts.

Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

PCH International

VP of Legal Affairs – Head of legal department

May 2015 - Feb 2018

As the head of legal department of a billion dollar global company, I worked closely and collaboratively with executives / business counterparts on finance, sales, business development, engineering, operations, HR, IT, and communications to solve problems and grow the business. Managed attorneys and numerous law firms (domestic and international). Including PCH subs: Highway1, Lime Lab, Fab.com

May 2015 - Feb 2018

Fenwick & West Flex Attorney

Senior Corporate Counsel

Feb 2012 - May 2015

In-house Engagements
•PCH International: Negotiated manufacturing & supply, sales, design, development, engineering services agreements
•GoPro: Negotiated product development, engineering, business development, design services, license, manufacturing, supply agreements
•Imperva (network security) and Actian (data): Negotiated business development, services, license, SaaS, sales, vendor agreements

Feb 2012 - May 2015

VYou

VP Business Development & Legal

Nov 2010 - Feb 2012

• Legal: licensing and services agreements, platform development, business development, partnerships, content, terms of use, privacy, fund raising, financing, employment, general corporate matters.
• Business Development: Identified potential business partnerships, formulated strategy, and negotiated and closed transactions with technology, media companies & agencies.

Nov 2010 - Feb 2012

Rabkin Law

Attorney

Nov 2008 - Nov 2010

Advised technology, internet, new media, hardware, and social networking companies and founders and inventors on legal matters, business development, and strategic business ventures and partnerships.

Nov 2008 - Nov 2010

White & Case

Senior Associate

Sep 1997 - Nov 2008

Technology Transactions and Intellectual Property Licensing. Lead attorney for US and international software, IP, fintech, technology licensing transactions, IP protection, mergers & acquisitions, privacy, outsourcing, JVs, services agreements, e-commerce, NDAs, strategic partnerships, vendor and service provider agreements. Visa Inc. restructuring and $19B IPO

Sep 1997 - Nov 2008

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