WilliamDevineEsquire    

 

Regulatory risk models for building a global economic leader

   
           

 

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R E G U L A T O R Y 

 

I advise start-ups and multi-nationals working in fintech, peer-to-peer commerce, autonomous vehicle tech and other regulatory environments that are undeveloped, unattended or unsettled.

 

The regulatory risk models I design help a client seize four strategic opportunities: 

 

 
  • improve economic results
  • limit regulatory confrontation
  • strengthen enterprise impact
  • emerge as a global leader

 

The model incorporates licensing, compliance, thought partnership, legislative advocacy and economic leadership.

 

C O M M E R C I A L 

 

I advise on corporate, financing and dispute resolution matters.  I also serve as outside genral counsel to enterprises in the consumer, tech and education sectors. 

 

 
  • $3.4 million product source agreement for domestic corporation
  • IP license + transfer, board + shareholder consents, stock transfers involving Asian entity IP
  • Operating, employment, consulting agreements for venture capital start-up
  • Employee equity, IP license + transfer, entity formation documents for education start-up
  • Lead litigation team and draft petition that triggers favorable settlement of $42 million lawsuit
  • Negotiate and draft IP license + transfer, product source + distribution, financing, JV, consulting, employment, reseller, employee equity, acquisition, mediation, arbitration, settlement, property transaction documents
  • Value of commercial agreements negotiated exceeds $100 million

 

E X P E R I E N C E

 

White Summers  |  boutique corporate and international law firm located in Silicon Valley.  I assisted as Co-Counsel on selected engagements involving financing, acquisition, securities law compliance, licensing, employee equity, dispute resolution and other corporate matters.  

 

Miller Starr Regalia  |  leading California real property law firm.  I practiced as Of Counsel and assisted in establishing the firm's Silicon Valley office.  I focused on litigation strategy, land use matters, and commercial sales, leases, development and financing.

 

Commercial property development and brokerage  | I spent a decade making deals.  I also launched the California Real Estate Clinic, a start-up that offered an alternative to standard property brokerage services. 

 

W R I T I N G  •  E D U C A T I O N  •  T E A C H I N G

 

Los Angeles Times, Inside Compliance, Inside HigherEd, California Lawyer, San Francisco Chronicle, University of Houston Institute for Higher Ed Law and Governance Monograph Series, Risk, Regulation and Policy eJournal, and Corporate Governance Law eJournal have published my work.

 

I wrote Women, Men & Money (Random House, 1998), and The Cost of a College Touchdown:  A Story of Trustee Miscalculation (Smashwords, 2014). 

 

Since 2014 I have been Adjunct Professor of Management at Menlo College.  My class explores legal, economic and societal issues in management. 

 

I hold a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where I studied Shakespeare, Marlowe and economics, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.  I am admitted to the bar in California, and once coached a season of college basketball. 

 

 

 

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