Jeff is a proven and successful leader who is no stranger to working efficiently and effectively to succeed. After working several jobs to pay living expenses throughout his High School, College and Graduate education, Jeff amassed nearly ten years of retail sales and management experience before moving into a corporate legal position. Now as a Business and Intellectual Property attorney, Jeff works with clients to identify and mitigate legal risks, while balancing the clients' business interests and objectives.
Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder April 2013 to CurrentFollow Networks － Dallas, Texas
Oversee legal and business operations.
Work with CEO on budgeting, staffing, licensing and content development.
Privacy and Compliance Officer September 2011 to CurrentGuggenheim Life and Annuity － Indianapolis, Indiana
Advise executives on corporate governance matters across affiliate chain Draft and review vendor contracts and other agreements across affiliate chain Draft, interpret, and advise on company policies, rules, and implementation Act as Anti-Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering, and SIU Officer Responded to countless regulatory and legal complaints, subpoenas and discovery requests Investigate allegations and wok with regulators, achieving favorable results LLC and Insurance entity formations and maintenance Created, licensed and maintained 5 insurance subsidiaries in 49 U.S.
jurisdictions Drafted Master Services agreements with third-party administrators Handling Intellectual Property issues Handle all licensing agreements for the company Successfully defeated/settled multiple alleged IP infringements Enforced a Trade Secret claim of approx.
218 million Manage outside counsel on several matters including Intellectual Property, Acquisitions, Litigation Discovery Gorham Legal Services, Carmel, Indiana Founding and Managing Member Solo Practice, serving entrepreneurs and the creative arts Jan.
2013-Present Contract Drafting and Negotiations Review and negotiate several types of small business/IP agreements including: Leases, Non-Disclosures, Master Services, and Licensing Agreements Intellectual Property Successfully enforced and settled multiple IP infringements on behalf of clients Business Formations Formed several entities in Indiana, including articles of incorporation, operating agreements, and management agreements.
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
Successfully released several comic books, podcasts, short films, web series, and reviews.
Launched "Follow Networks Universe".
Drafted all website Terms of Service and Use, as well as Copyright licensing, profit sharing, and.
independent contractor agreements as part of an online collaborative media collective.
Master of Science : Music and Arts Technology, August 2012Indiana University-Purdue University － Indianapolis, IndianaMusic and Arts Technology Mu Tau Psi founding charter member
**Thesis Project: designing an online music Copyright resource center
and training modules for musicians and educators
Doctor of JurisprudenceIndiana University McKinney School of Law － Indianapolis, IndianaResearch team associate for U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief May 2012 Microsoft v. i4i, 131 S.Ct. 2238 (2011) Seminar paper topic: controlling cellular device use through code and structure, rather than legislation and regulation Moot Court Board Member and Giles National IP team coach Lost to Regional and National championship team in Regional Semi-Finals Intellectual Property Student Association Executive Board Member Student Bar Association Representative Miller scholarship recipient Awarded to a student working their way through law school
Bachelor of Science : Music and Business Administration, August 2009Indiana State University － Terre Haute, IndianaGPA: Received multiple academic scholarships NAMM scholarship awarded to top the music business student ISU Foundation Scholarship awarded to top-achieving music majors ISU Academic Incentive Scholarship awarded to ISU students with high GPAs Dean's List honors Music and Business Administration Received multiple academic scholarships NAMM scholarship awarded to top the music business student ISU Foundation Scholarship awarded to top-achieving music majors ISU Academic Incentive Scholarship awarded to ISU students with high GPAs Dean's List honors Multiple leadership positions in student organizations Music Industry Association, Music and Entertainment Industry Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia; co-created pre-law student organization
Multiple Research Certifications: WestLaw April 2012 Professional Research Certification: Lexis Nexis April 2012 Licensed to Practice Law: State of Indiana, U.S.
District Court - SD Ind. October 2012 State Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF) System: NAIC October 2012 Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance: LOMA July 2014 Market Conduct Manager: IRES February 2015.