Amy Osteen

Amy Osteen

Experienced General Counsel

Plano
Texas
Licensed in
TX, Patent Bar
SMU Dedman School of Law
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About
Accomplished and proactive lawyer, collaborator, and dealmaker with 20 years’ experience managing a broad range of legal affairs for global enterprises. Outstanding reputation for problem-solving, consensus-building, and providing thorough and honest communication on legal matters and corporate governance.

With specific expertise in the areas of commercial transactions, litigation management, M&A, intellectual property protection, and labor and employment, I've excelled at handling complicated legal matters that require considerations of potential risks in ways that balance the needs of preserving assets and creating value.
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Amy is an energetic and knowledgeable advocate for her Client, and she brings creative thinking and a can-do attitude to all that she encounters. It is always a pleasure to work with someone as professional, intelligent, and pleasant as Amy, and I highly recommend Amy as an attorney and trusted member of any corporate management team."

Contract Dispute
Non-UpCounsel Client
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"Amy is organized, intelligent, and responsive. I had the pleasure of working with her, and she left an impression on me with her ability to immediately latch onto and address the key big-picture facts and circumstances necessary to accomplish what we needed to accomplish."

Commercial Litigation Dispute
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Rug Doctor

General Counsel

May 2015 - Feb 2020

Direct the operations of multiple departments, including legal, insurance, real estate, and human resources. Deliver tactical and strategic legal support and advice on all contracts, employment law, IP protection, marketing, consumer claims, divestitures, litigation, data privacy, and financial products.

May 2015 - Feb 2020

Zimbra

General Counsel

Jul 2013 - May 2015

Responsible for all legal aspects of Zimbra's global, multi-channel, software business, and 100 million+ end users. Structured, drafted, and negotiated all vendor contracts, software licenses, and corporate transactions, including the sale of the company. Advised product and technology teams throughout the entire product life-cycle.

Jul 2013 - May 2015

ORIX

Assistant General Counsel

Sep 2003 - Jul 2013

Provided legal counsel to the company’s executive management team focusing on mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, financial product compliance, litigation, and loan servicing. Led the company’s legal team in addressing nearly 30+ material litigation cases per month with a high success rate.

Sep 2003 - Jul 2013

Roberts Smaby

Associate

Sep 2000 - Sep 2003

Patent attorney and IP litigation.

Sep 2000 - Sep 2003

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