Legal and Business Experience

Winpro, Inc., since 1990: software consulting, system design, contracting (development and licensing); intellectual property protection; trademark litigation; general corporate and management consulting;

Private practice, Weil, Gotshal & Manges: corporate finance (institutional); acquisitions and mergers; intellectual property protection, primarily publishing and licensing agreements for books and music;

In-house corporate counsel for four New York Stock Exchange-listed companies; assistant secretary for two of them: responsible for federal securities law reporting and compliance, negotiating and documenting corporate financing arrangements (asset-based and unsecured, debt and equity, foreign and domestic, transactions involving $10 million to $1.3 billion); structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; advising boards of directors on legal and ethical obligations and director and officer insurance coverage; conducting and managing litigation; developing and implementing corporate policies and procedures to minimize risk of litigation, manage information, and supervise outside counsel, for example, litigation involving EEO and other employee relations claims; anti-trust and securities law compliance and intellectual property protection; computer systems design and procedures to assure implementation (systems involving managing real estate information; workman’s compensation litigation, and customer complaints/personal injury case management);

General counsel for subsidiaries and divisions of NYSE-listed companies (annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $1 billion), responsible for all aspects of corporate manufacturing, marketing, sales and legal and regulatory compliance, operating agreements, equipment leases, labor grievance and arbitration counseling, real estate matters, sales and pricing strategies, and general legal and business counseling.

Teaching Experience

  • International Business Law, Adjunct professor and occasional lecturer, Pace University, Lubin School of Business; occasional lecturer, AT&T Global Training;
  • International Finance and Banking, 1992 Moscow Conference on Banking, Moscow Academy of Political Economy and related teaching at New York University School of Continuing Education;
  • Frequent speaker and panelist on corporate and commercial issues such as effective use of web sites and electronic communications, federal securities law and business issues, software licensing and electronic contracting, the proposed Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, litigation management, email ethics, attorney-client privilege, electronic evidence, copyright protection and corporate management. (Please see Papers and Presentations for more detail.)