Business and Technology Attorney02/2014 to CurrentLaw Offices of Kim Smigel, EsqSanta Monica, CA
Advising emerging companies on corporate, intellectual property, technology and commercial matters.
Associate General Counsel02/2006 to 02/2014Monster, IncSan Francisco, CA
Transactional in-house counsel for a global provider of consumer electronic accessories.
Structured, drafted and negotiated a variety of commercial contracts, including sponsorship, artist and athlete endorsement, licensing, strategic alliance, co-branding, marketing, service, event, talent, vendor, production, product development and other agreements.
Assisted with corporate governance, intellectual property protection and HR issues.
Reviewed marketing materials.
Managed litigation, product liability claims and other disputes.
Advised colleagues from various departments, worldwide and at all levels, on legal issues, risks, strategies and company policies.
Education and Training
J.D1996Golden Gate University School of LawSan Francisco, CAwith Honors American Jurisprudence Awards in Copyright Law, Advanced Legal Research and Family Law.