Online legal services are not going away, so traditional attorneys need to adapt to the changing marketplace, according to panelists at a San Diego Law Library event last month.
Law School/Year: University of Virginia School of Law, 1986
College/Year: Stanford University, 1981
William Eigner has been called “the go-to guy for emerging companies.” Eigner’s practice emphasizes venture capital, angel financing, seed capital and the financing, governing, operating, buying, selling and merging of growing technology and other businesses. His practice further encompasses corporate and business transactions, including matters relating to telecommunications, electronic commerce, energy, clean technology, life sciences, corporate governance, franchising, employment and independent contractor issues, intellectual property protection, competitive business practices, securities, and business structuring and financing. Eigner also has significant experience in handling contractual and political issues involving telecommunications companies and independent power producers.
In 1981, Eigner served as a U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Intern. In 2006, The Daily Transcript selected him as one of San Diego’s 120 Top Influentials -- "a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events in San Diego’s business community.” And, in 2004, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce selected him as Volunteer Advocate of the Year.
Eigner serves as a director of CommNexus, San Diego Police Foundation and San Diego Venture Group, where he serves as board secretary. Eigner serves on the board of the publicly traded Mundoval Fund mutual fund (MUNDX). He also serves on the Board of Advisers of NewBlue Inc., Makucell, Inc., Aqua Technologies, Blue Wave International, Pixon Imaging, eSUB Inc., and other companies. Eigner is a former member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also a former trustee and land use chairman of the La Jolla Town Council.
Eigner is the co-author of “Five Rules of Thumb for Issuing Stock Options to Directors and Advisors of Emerging Growth Companies,” and is co-author of "Lobbying Guidelines and Rules for Ex Parte Contact," which was published in California Real Property Journal. He is also co-author of “Committees of the Board of Directors: An Overview," which was presented to the International Forum for Corporate Directors, and “Why Your Business Will Need to Comply with California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act.” He frequently lectures on how to establish and get results from boards of advisers and on other legal and business topics.
Eigner was born in Dover, Ohio, in 1959.
When California Western School of Law students approach visiting professor Bob Seibel, they always have the same query: What's the best way to run a law practice?
The U.S. Supreme Court typically makes it biggest splash at the end of a session, and this year was no different.
With the dawn of flexible hours and technological advances, it’s a new age to be a female lawyer, according to a panel of female attorneys recently hosted by The Daily Transcript and sponsored by Union Bank.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfied & Byers has been generating buzz for decades, spotting early investment opportunities and making billions with companies like Google and Amazon. This summer, the attention is no different, but the reason for it is.
Ensuring their plans are executed according to their wishes — and protecting them from unexpected pitfalls — is an important consideration for wealthy individuals. As such, a great deal of attention and press is paid to the importance of having a will or well-written trust document to ensure that your legacy is carried out. While this is a critical step, of equal importance is choosing the successor trustee — the person or entity that will carry out those wishes on your behalf.
Well-respected for their contributions to understanding of the law and to legal education, California Western School of Law associate deans William Aceves and Laura Padilla lend their considerable expertise and acumen to the day-to-day operations of San Diego’s oldest law school.
On many occasions and from many sources, including potential clients and patent attorneys, the phrase "stake in the ground" has been used to describe the purpose or goal of a provisional application. If one considers a provisional application to be a stake in the ground, to somehow capture an area of technology around a stake, all one will get is the stake. This is not a viable patenting strategy. The flaws of such strategy, previously significant for non-U.S. rights, now are magnified by virtue of the first to file provisions of the American Invents Act (AIA). The first-to-file provisions of the AIA will come into effect on March 16, 2013.
The talents and expertise of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty who collectively help drive the growing national and international reputation of the law school are exemplified by some of their recent noteworthy achievements.
The University of San Diego School of Law congratulates its notable alumni who appear on this list of top San Diego attorneys.
Jurors make decisions not just on what they see and hear, but also on what they believe. Jurors tend to believe what they can understand. That’s where the expert’s communications skills come into play.
As a year-round long-distance ocean swimmer, Steve Coopersmith is used to thriving in extreme, difficult conditions.
Last year was especially tough for plaintiffs and consumers in the world of pharmaceutical litigation.
Troutman Sanders is an internationally recognized firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. The San Diego practice covers a broad range of services including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, and real estate and business transactions, led by Managing Partner Michael J. Whitton, named a Transcript 10 Top Attorneys finalist.
Good, honest and loyal employees are the greatest asset of any company. Unfortunately not all employees are great. Some employees are dishonest and others are vindictive. Not surprisingly, ex-employees who are discharged due to dishonesty are the most likely ones to post a defamatory blog about their former employer.
The attorneys of The Gomez Law Firm gladly step into the ring for their clients when defendants don’t pay what’s fair. This boutique firm focuses on high-value and high-profile catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trucking litigation and elder abuse. The willingness of the attorneys to go to trial combined with their attention to detail, impeccable service and results-driven approach have allowed the firm to obtain more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements since 2000.