Law School/Year: LL.M. (International Law), Cambridge University (Jesus College), honors, 1997
College/Year: B.A. (Jurisprudence), Oxford University (St. Edmund Hall), 1995, honors
California, England, Wales
Commercial, Corporate Business, Intellectual Property, International, Technology
My representative clients include Amgen, BAE Systems, BBG Communications, Beckman Coulter, Broadcom, CB Fleet, Clean Energy Fuels, Conexant Systems, Entropic Communications, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, Gen-Probe, IndyMac Bank, InfoSonics Corp., InfoVista, International Rectifier, Jenny Craig, Northrop Grumman Corp., Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Plansee, SecurityPoint Media, Springs Global, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Taylor Made Golf, Tec Toy, Therapeutics Inc., Verus Pharmaceuticals, Vanity Fair Corp., and Zeebo Inc.
As partner, chair of the Intellectual Property, Technology and Commercial Transactions Group, my practice is focused on counseling international and domestic companies in the telecom, medical devices, life sciences and high-tech industries on legal and business issues relating to intellectual property, technology and commercial transactions, and in protecting, exploiting and transferring their intellectual property portfolios in a way that allows them to optimize their technology and other assets, advising them on a variety of related legal and business issues. My specific expertise includes licenses, collaborations, research, development, clinical, services, outsourcing, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, technology acquisitions and the formation of joint ventures and other types of strategic partnerships and alliances.
I am a member of, and participate in, the following: American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, San Diego BIOCOM, San Diego CommNexus, San Diego Venture Group, San Diego World Trade Center, UCSD Connect, Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business Council, and Lawyers Club of San Diego.
I previously resided in Brazil, Israel and the UK. As a result, by way of foreign languages, I am fluent in Portuguese, Hebrew and French, and have a good grasp of Italian and Spanish.