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Social Venture Attorney
San Francisco Bay Area | Law Practice

Summary
Technology, securities, and corporate attorney for entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, and emerging brands with over 17 years experience: current focus on mobile application development, privacy, social networking and internet technology, and brand IP protection. Securities specialist in California Direct Public Offerings (Qualification by Permit) and lobbyist on crowdfunding initiatives.

Specialties
Start-up counseling, venture capital financings, intellectual property protection and licensing, privacy policy and terms of service, technology agreement, strategic alliances, advertising agreements, and brand/IP protection.

Experience
Social-mission business attorney (June 2013 – Present)
Daniel N. Roberts, Esq.
Corporate law (primarily securities) and litigation for entrepreneurs and social enterprises. Our aim is to provide young companies with a cost-effective, sustainable alternative to the legal mechanics of business start-up, raising capital, corporate governance and compliance, and securities transactions.

Attorney (January 2011 – June 2013)
Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Primarily dealt with securities enforcement issues with the SEC and state securities regulators in over 25 states.

Principal (July 2009 – April 2011)
Eluvium Therapeutics LLC
Developing line of OTC therapeutics directed towards alleviating the need for, and widespread use of antibiotics to treat upper respiratory and sinus infections. Coordinate: pharmaceutical development efforts; legal guidance; production; fundraising; licensing; marketing, distribution logistics and sales.

Litigation Associate (January 2008 – July 2009)
Mayer Brown LLP
Member of several white collar criminal and commercial litigation teams. Assist in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, motion practice, written discovery, legal research and drafting, and other trial preparation. Practice areas: white collar litigation and internal investigations; commercial litigation; False Claims Act; anti-trust; class actions; health insurance; employment; tax; intellectual property; real estate litigation.

Litigation Associate (January 2004 – January 2005)
Beck, DeCorso
Assisted in several white collar criminal and commercial litigation matters. Duties included legal research and drafting legal memoranda, interviewing witnesses, and document review.

Legal Extern (January 2004 – January 2005)
United States Attorney’s Office
Drafted legal briefs and memoranda for a variety of civil suits, including immigration proceedings, discrimination claims, and Bivens constitutional tort actions.

Education
Vermont Law School 2003 – 2006
Juris Doctor
University of Colorado Boulder 1995 – 2000
B.A., English Literature