Law School/Year: University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1993
College/Year: University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., summa cum laude, 1990
Corporate; Climate Change and Clean Technology; Emerging Growth/Venture Capital; Life Sciences; Private Equity; Technology
Umansky is a partner in the corporate practice group in the firm's Del Mar Heights office and is the former co-chair of the firm's emerging growth/venture capital team. Umansky practices corporate law with a concentration on emerging growth and established technology, clean technology, and life sciences companies, venture capital and
private equity investors, and entrepreneurs. Umansky has extensive experience in venture capital financings, strategic collaborations, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, and public company reporting and counseling. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Umansky was a partner
with a prominent national law firm. He also has significant business experience, having served as vice president and general counsel for Linspire, Inc., a developer of Linux-based operating system software and services (acquired by Xandros, Inc.), and Gizmo5 Technologies, Inc., a venture-backed Internet telephony company (acquired by Google Inc.).
He is a member of the San Diego Venture Group, CONNECT and the American and San Diego County bar associations. Umansky is also a member of TechAmerica's San Diego Council Executive Committee, co-chair of its finance roundtable and past chair of its Emerging Growth Task Force.