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Riya Kuo

Riya Kuo

Startup & Technology Attorney

Munich
Licensed in
CA, WA
Northwestern University
School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Experienced, versatile professional with a decade of comprehensive experience counseling technology businesses on legal issues relating to intellectual property, corporate transactions, software licensing, marketing, and privacy. Proven success in leading international and domestic M&A and venture financing deals.

Skilled in pragmatically balancing legal risk with business objectives to enable innovation and competitiveness. Passionate about diversity in the corporate world and access to justice.

Currently traveling the world, counseling value-aligned startup founders, companies, and investors on a freelance basis.
10
Years
experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Riya is an absolute pleasure to work with, her output is terrific, her expertise is absolutely stunning, and she is thorough, tireless, and a solid contributor. She has helped us through some pretty interesting transactions, and has done it with integrity, a sense of humor and incredible attention to detail. I'm a big fan of Riya's."

Startup incorporation and financing
Posted on Dec 1, 2016
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Riya was a strong partner for our team in Developer Division in Microsoft, readily tackling complex problems from how we can more efficiently acquire very small companies to how we can update our privacy policy to be more in line with modern customer expectations. She had a strong empathy for the needs of the business and its willingness to take risks as well as a strong ability to work with other lawyers to help them understand our appetite for risk. She was consistently wiling to undertake ambiguous challenges, such as how a mature product like Visual Studio could smooth the acquisition of third-party dependencies for customers while still ensuring that the customer understood license terms. I’d strongly recommend Riya as a corporate attorney."

Attorney (Cloud + Enterprise) at Microsoft
Posted on Dec 1, 2016

Work History

Microsoft

Attorney (Cloud + Enterprise)

Jan 2012 - May 2016

Front-line attorney for Microsoft’s $1B Visual Studio product and developer tools, serving as trusted advisor to a division of over a thousand executives, engineers, program managers, and marketers on a variety of complex and developing legal and business topics in software and cloud services.

Jan 2012 - May 2016

Wilson Sonsini

Corporate Attorney

Oct 2007 - Jan 2012

Represented technology and growth companies throughout their lifecycles in connection with a variety of corporate and transactional matters, from initial company formation to liquidity event. Broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border venture financing and M&A transactions. Pro bono counsel to numerous non-profits in corporate governance matters and organizational issues.

Oct 2007 - Jan 2012

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