Private Practice (Toronto)
(2001 to present)
Engaged in private practice. Provide outsourced technology transaction related legal services. My clients include Canadian and U.S. start-up through to post-IPO technology companies engaged chiefly in the information technology, video game, Internet, e-commerce and life sciences industries.
Web Development (Toronto)
(2005 to present)
Developed the family gift giving service wishhh.com.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto, San Francisco)
(October 1998 to June 2001)
Senior Technology Transactions Associate: Practice focused on start-up through to post-IPO Internet and e-commerce related strategic partnership, technology licensing and related business negotiations and contracting.
Across the Table: I have negotiated against many leading IT and related industry participants including: Intel, Microsoft, AOL, Netscape, AltaVista, Lycos, NBCi, Snap.com, Macromedia/Shockwave, Intergraph, IBM, Sun, Amdahl, Logica, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Casio, Epson, SAP, Blue Martini, Peoplesoft, Linkshare, iSyndicate, iWon.com, 1st Up, Go2net, Fortune City, Snowball.com, TheGlobe.com, Softbook Press, Faucette Publishing, Hearme, Sabre, Amex, Visa, EDS, EPX, NYCE, Bank of America, Delias, Deloitte Consulting & PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Smith Lyons – now merged with Gowlings (Toronto)
(February 1995 to September 1998)
Information Technology Associate: Information technology commercial law specialist at this first tier firm, which is now part of Canada’s second largest law firm. Practice focused on servicing the corporate and commercial legal needs of information technology providers and acquirers. Seconded for eight months to the legal department of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as information technology law counsel.
Borden & Elliot – now Borden Ladner Gervais (Toronto)
(June 1992 to December 1995)
Legal Articles: Completed legal articles at Borden & Elliot. The completion of legal articles (or “articling”) is a prerequisite to becoming an attorney in most Commonwealth countries such as Canada. Legal articles entail substantially similar responsibilities to those assumed by first and second year attorneys in the United States. Assisted leading Canadian information technology lawyer, J. Fraser Mann, research and revise information technology law text.
Systems Department: During summer prior to articling, assisted with the firm’s conversion from a mini computer to a PC based local area network.
IBM Canada Ltd.
(May 1989 to March 1992)
Student-on-Call/Assistant Marketing Rep. – Systems Integration Dept.: During M.B.A. & LL.B. studies, worked in IBM Canada’s Systems Integration Dept. supervising co-op students, installing PC based point-of-sale systems and LAN’s throughout eastern Canada, programming and marketing. Recipient of two IBM employee “Value In performance” (VIP) awards.