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  • Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School Professor

    Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School Professor

    Today, my guest is Professor Joseph A. Grundfest, the W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School and Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1990, Professor Grundfest was a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors as counsel and senior economist for legal and regulatory matters.  Professor Grundfest is also a co-founder and director […]

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  • Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Yale. He has previously written four novels and several works of nonfiction.

    Stephen L. Carter, Yale Law School Professor and Author

    Today, my guest is Professor Stephen L. Carter, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught for almost thirty years. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, where he was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal, he then served as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III on the DC Circuit, and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US Supreme Court.  Professor Carter was one of my favorite authors even […]

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  • Bryan Garner on interviewing Supreme Court Justices

    Bryan Garner on interviewing Supreme Court Justices

    Today, my guest is Bryan Garner, Founder & President of LawProse, Inc. and Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, who has personally interviewed 9 Supreme Court Justices on writing and oral advocacy: Justices Elena Kagan, John Roberts, John Paul Stevens,  Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito. In addition, Professor Garner is the co-author of 2 books with the late Justice Scalia: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges and Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal […]

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  • Frank Wu (UC Hastings) and “Honda Hawks”

    Frank Wu (UC Hastings) and “Honda Hawks”

    Today, my guest is Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings Law School, who has a passion for “Honda Hawks,” a very specific type of motorcycle that was only made by Honda from 1988-1992.  Although he recognizes the danger of motorcycle riding, he does not actually consider himself a risk taker by nature, but he does admit that riding a motorcycle is no more of a risk-taking venture than trying to be a dean of a national law school. […]

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  • Jack Sheridan, Partner at Latham & Watkins

    Jack Sheridan, Partner at Latham & Watkins

    Today, my guest is Jack Sheridan, a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins whose practice focuses on corporate legal needs of public and private companies primarily in technology, life sciences, and retail consumer sectors. During his career, Jack has represented companies and underwriters in more than 100 public offerings raising billions of dollars of capital, more than 150 companies in successfully raising venture capital financing; and numerous public and private companies in sophisticated merger and acquisition transactions. Jack […]

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  • Daralyn Durie, Co-Founder of Durie Tangri

    Daralyn Durie, Co-Founder of Durie Tangri

    Today, my guest is Daralyn Durie, Co-Founder of Durie Tangri,  who is a Chambers ranked trial lawyer who has been selected by Benchmark Litigation as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States, Chambers & Partners as one of the top 20 patent litigators in California, the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers and one of the top 75 intellectual property lawyers in California, and by Law360 as an Icon of IP and MVP.  […]

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  • James Yoon, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    James Yoon, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    Today, my guest is James Yoon, a Partner at Wilson Sonsini, who harnesses patent litigation big data about opponents and judicial decisions to more effectively advise clients on litigation risk management and case strategy. By analyzing past data about an opponent’s litigation practices and the judicial decisions made before a certain judge, clients can assess the statistical chance of success, thereby reducing uncertainty and better quantifying risk. As a former engineer, I found this discussion fascinating.

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  • Roger Meltzer, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper

    Roger Meltzer, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper

    Today, my guest is Roger Meltzer, Global Co-Chair and Americas Co-Chairman of DLA Piper. He is also a member of the firm’s Global Board, the US Executive Committee (Co-Chair) and the Office of the Chair (Co-Chair, Americas). Roger has practiced corporate and securities law for more than 35 years. Among his clients are corporations, investment banking firms, commercial banks, and private equity and investment funds. He has represented his clients in a range of finance transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and […]

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  • Michael Rhodes, Partner at Cooley

    Michael Rhodes, Partner at Cooley

    Today, my guest is Michael Rhodes, Co-Chair of Cooley‘s privacy & data protection and internet practice groups, who pairs his deep domain expertise with years of courtroom experience in handling the most challenging matters for leading technology companies. His experience spans intellectual property litigation of all types, privacy and data breach class actions, and high-profile trial engagements. Michael has formerly served in numerous management roles for the firm over the past two decades, including as the chair of the firm’s national litigation […]

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  • Michael Jacobs, Partner at Morrison & Foerster

    Michael Jacobs, Partner at Morrison & Foerster

    Today my guest is Michael Jacobs, a Partner at Morrison & Foerster, who co-founded and currently co-chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Many of the world’s leading technology and life sciences companies call on Michael to lead trial teams in their most complex litigation. He recently served as co-lead counsel in two of the most-watched intellectual property battles, including a high-profile smartphone case leading to a jury verdict of over $1 billion. He has also litigated patent and licensing […]

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  • Steve Immelt, CEO of Hogan Lovells

    Steve Immelt, CEO of Hogan Lovells

    Today, my guest is Steve Immelt, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hogan Lovells where he is responsible for developing and driving our vision as a “bold and distinctive law firm creating valuable solutions for clients.” Steve spends his time focused on achieving the firm’s strategy and supporting partners in building their relationships with clients and each other around the world. Before taking up the role of CEO in 2014, Steve was the global co-head of the firm’s Litigation and […]

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  • Bert Fields, Partner at Greenberg Glusker

    Bert Fields, Partner at Greenberg Glusker

    Today, my guest is Bert Fields, a Partner at Greenberg Glusker, one of the nation’s leading entertainment attorneys who has represented the industry’s top performers, directors, writers, producers, studios, talent agencies, book publishers and record companies. Clients have included DreamWorks, MGM, United Artists, Toho, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, The Beatles, Madonna, Sony Music and many others. In addition, he has represented such major authors as Mario […]

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  • David Hashmall, Chairman of Goodwin

    David Hashmall, Chairman of Goodwin

    Today, my guest is David Hashmall, who serves as Chairman of Goodwin, a leading Global 50 firm with more than 1,000 lawyers. As Chairman, David is responsible for Goodwin’s overall strategy and growth, client relations and external communications. He chairs the firm’s Executive Committee and is a member of its Management and Allocations Committees. Prior to his current role, David led the firm’s Litigation Department for over 10 years and has more than 35 years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes and […]

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  • Charlie Verhoeven, Partner at Quinn Emmanuel

    Charlie Verhoeven, Partner at Quinn Emmanuel

    Today, my guest is Charlie Verhoeven, a Partner at Quinn Emanuel who is head of its Northern California offices and Co-Chair of the firm’s National Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Charlie has won billion dollar defense verdicts and dismissals and on the plaintiff side, has won multiple 9 figure verdicts. He was lead counsel defending the Android operating system, Samsung, Motorola and HTC brought by Apple and Microsoft, popularly known as the “Smart Phone Wars.” Charlie is a “Band One” Chambers […]

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  • Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons

    Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons

    Today, my guest is Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world with more than 130 locations across 50 countries. A highly regarded corporate lawyer, Joe was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1999 to 2001. As Global Chairman, Joe represents Dentons with clients around the world, key strategic partners, business and government leaders and other external groups. For nearly 30 years, Joe has practiced corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions of […]

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  • Trevor Soames, Partner at Quinn Emanuel

    Trevor Soames, Partner at Quinn Emanuel

    Today, my guest is Trevor Soames, the Managing Partner of the Brussels office of Quinn Emmanuel who has been practising EU competition and regulatory law for more than 30 years. Trevor has first chaired many leading cases over the years in multiple areas of EU and indeed UK competition law. These have included mergers, joint ventures, cartels, monopolisation (dominance), state aid and associated litigation including civil damages claims and appeals. A significant portion of his practice relates to complex cases that […]

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  • Frank Aquila, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell

    Frank Aquila, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell

    Today, my guest is Frank Aquila, a Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell who has a broad multidisciplinary practice that includes extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has been engaged in many high profile matters that include activism, cross-border transactions, leveraged buyouts, proxy contests and unsolicited bids as an adviser to global leaders such as Amgen, Andeavor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Avon, Cheniere Energy, Diageo, Diebold Nixdorf, International Airlines Group, Kraft, Navistar International and United Rentals. He also regularly counsels boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance, crisis management and […]

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  • David Katz, Partner at Wachtell Lipton

    David Katz, Partner at Wachtell Lipton

    Today, my guest is David Katz, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, and co-chair of the Board of Advisors of the NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance. David is a corporate attorney focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder activism and complex securities transactions, has been involved in many major domestic and international merger, acquisition and buyout transactions, strategic defense assignments and proxy contests, and has been […]

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  • Keith Wetmore, Chairman Emeritus, Morrison & Foerster

    Keith Wetmore, Chairman Emeritus, Morrison & Foerster

    Today, my guest is Keith Wetmore, a Partner and former Chairman of Morrison & Foerster from 2000-2012.  During his tenure, the firm expanded internationally and domestically in key financial and technology centers, and was ranked on The American Lawyer A-List 9 consecutive years.  Before becoming Chair, Mr. Wetmore led the firm’s 50-lawyer Finance and Infrastructure practice, bringing to his engagements 20 years’ experience in debt and lease finance, both domestic and international.  Keith holds a law degree from the University of […]

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  • Mitch Zuklie, Global Chairman and CEO of Orrick

    Mitch Zuklie, Global Chairman and CEO of Orrick

    Today, my guest is a long time colleague from Venture Law Group, Mitch Zuklie, who is currently Global Chairman and CEO of Orrick.  Mitch is a trusted business and legal advisor who has completed literally hundreds of venture capital financings and numerous public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and licensing transactions. His successful clients have included Nest Labs ($3.2 billion sale to Google), Goodreads (sold to Amazon), Planet Labs, Nanosolar, eHarmony, Royal Dutch Shell, Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital, Pandora, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, Martha Stewart […]

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  • Mike Halloran, Silicon Valley Attorney

    Mike Halloran, Silicon Valley Attorney

    Today, my guest is Mike Halloran, a legendary Silicon Valley lawyer and founding Partner of Halloran, Farkas and Kattila LLP, who had spent most of his private practice career at Pillsbury Winthrop. From 2006-2008, Mike served as Counselor to the Chairman and Deputy Chief of Staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission where he advised on investor protection and capital formation and acted as the Chairman’s chief legal counsel. From 1990-1996, Mike was EVP and General Counsel for Bank of America, where he managed […]

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  • Steve Susman, Chairman and Founder, Susman Godfrey

    Steve Susman, Chairman and Founder, Susman Godfrey

    Today, my guest is Steve Susman, a former Supreme Court Clerk (to Hugo Black) and Founding Partner of Susman Godfrey.  At the age of 68, Steve challenged himself to make his first long distance bike ride by entering into MS150, the largest bike ride supporting multiple sclerosis in the country.  Hiring a personal trainer and training in Central Park in the dead of winter, Steve not only successfully completed the race, he later became the largest fundraiser and got to wear “#1” on his bike […]

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  • Maureen Sheehy, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend

    Maureen Sheehy, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend

    Today, my guest is Maureen Sheehy, the Managing Partner for the San Francisco office of Kilpatrick Townsend.  Prior to the merger of Townsend LLP with Kilpatrick Stockton, Maureen served as Managing Partner and Chair of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, making her one of the few women to lead an AmLaw 200 law firm. During her tenure, Maureen developed a firm-wide Client Service Initiative, established merit-based compensation for associates and created the department attorney position, a unique and innovative talent model at the […]

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  • Jeff Ostrow, Partner at Simpson Thacher

    Jeff Ostrow, Partner at Simpson Thacher

    Today, my guest is Jeff Ostrow, a Partner at Simpson Thacher and Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice where he litigates cases for high-profile technology companies and advises clients on the IP aspects of M&A and capital markets transactions. Jeff frequently lectures on IP issues and currently teaches at Berkeley Law School, where he is a cofounder of the UC Berkeley Informatics Lab. Jeff is consistently recognized as a national “Litigation Star”  for Intellectual Property by Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation and is recommended in patent […]

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  • Jorge del Calvo, Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop

    Jorge del Calvo, Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop

    Today, my guest is Jorge del Calvo, a Senior Partner in the Silicon Valley office of Pillsbury Winthrop.  Over his career, Jorge has established himself as one of the most prolific and experienced IPO attorneys in the country and has handled over one hundred merger and acquisition transactions, including the representation of Atheros in its $3.6 billion acquisition by Qualcomm, WebEx in its $3.2 billion acquisition by Cisco, Nicira in its $1.26 billion acquisition by VMware, and Financial Engines, Inc. in […]

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  • Fabio Marino, Partner at McDermott

    Fabio Marino, Partner at McDermott

    Today, my guest is Fabio Marino, a Partner and experienced intellectual property trial lawyer at McDermott, Will & Emery who leads the firm’s Northern California IP practice. Fabio tries high-stakes patent, trade secrets and copyright cases across the United States, with particular emphasis on computer-related technologies. Fabio has technical experience in a variety of areas, including computer networks, telecommunications, software engineering, computer architecture, digital circuit design, flash memory, DRAMs, parallel computing and artificial intelligence. Fabio teaches the Intellectual Property Litigation class […]

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  • Warren Lazarow, Partner at O’Melveny

    Warren Lazarow, Partner at O’Melveny

    Today, my guest is Warren Lazarow, Firmwide Co-Chairman of O’Melveny’s Transactions Department, who is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the market’s leading advisors to technology-focused companies and investors. Over the course of his career, Warren has handled more than 150 M&A transactions ranging from US$1 million to more than US$5 billion; more than 100 public offerings of equity, debt, and convertible securities, raising more than US$2.6 billion; and more than 750 private financings spanning initial seed financings, venture capital […]

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  • Alan Mendelson, Partner at Latham & Watkins

    Alan Mendelson, Partner at Latham & Watkins

    Today, my guest is Alan Mendelson, a Partner at Latham & Watkins who is currently the Co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Group.  Alan represents emerging and public growth companies, primarily in the life sciences industry and he served as the Co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice from 2001 to 2013.  Alan currently serves on the Board of the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Board of Advisors for the […]

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  • Morgan Chu, Partner at Irell & Manella

    Morgan Chu, Partner at Irell & Manella

    Today, my guest is Morgan Chu, a partner at Irell & Manella and current the Chair of the Litigation Group.  He was named The Outstanding Intellectual Property Lawyer in the United States in the first Chambers Award for Excellence in 2006 and was Co-Managing Partner of the firm from 1997 to 2003 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 1985.  After law school, Morgan clerked for the Honorable Charles M. Merrill of the Ninth Circuit, joined Irell & Manella as an […]

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  • Nick Unkovic, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Nick Unkovic, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Today, my guest is Nick Unkovic, a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, whose practice focuses on strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and emerging company representations, particularly on international transactions for clients based in Asia and Europe. Nick also has substantial securities and regulatory law experience including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; and he has handled numerous public company acquisitions including tender offers and a contested bank acquisition. Nick holds a JD (with honors) from University of Michigan and an […]

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  • Dick Pogue, Sr Advisor and Frmr Managing Partner at Jones Day

    Dick Pogue, Sr Advisor and Frmr Managing Partner at Jones Day

    Today, my guest is Dick Pogue, a Senior Advisor and former Managing Partner of Jones Day, who talks about how 2 Supreme Court cases in the 1970s and the creation of The American Lawyer dramatically changed the legal profession and shaped the way it is today. Although Dick officially retired from the firm in 1994 and spent 9 years at Dix & Eaton, a corporate public relations firm, he rejoined Jones Day in 2004 where he is still very active. His son David […]

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  • Hank Barry, Partner at Sidley Austin

    Hank Barry, Partner at Sidley Austin

    Today, my guest is Hank Barry, Chair of Sidley Austin‘s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital (ECVC) practice and a founder of the firm’s Palo Alto office. Prior to joining Sidley, Hank was a managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in San Francisco. From 2000 to 2002, he served as CEO and a Board member of Napster, Inc.  Hank has advised many prominent technology companies as a lawyer, investor and director, including seven companies in which he was involved from […]

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  • Jared Bobrow, Partner at Weil Gotshal

    Jared Bobrow, Partner at Weil Gotshal

    Today, my guest is Jared Bobrow,  Co-Chair of Weil Gotshal’s Patent Litigation practice nationally, where he specializes in trying and litigating complex patent cases nationwide. Since the late 1980’s, Jared has been involved extensively in all aspects of patent litigation, including trying numerous jury and bench trials.  Jared has served as lead counsel in numerous patent infringement actions and has first-chaired dozens of claim construction, summary judgment and preliminary injunction hearings. In addition, he has argued successfully before the Federal Circuit and is an […]

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  • Ken Clark, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    Ken Clark, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    Today, my guest is Ken Clark, a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, who serves as general counsel to companies and their boards of directors, primarily in the biotechnology industry. Ken has extensive expertise in partnering and strategic transactions, having negotiated more than 100 major strategic alliance and M&A transactions. He also regularly represents companies in financings, spin-outs, and related matters.  Ken served on WSGR’s board of directors from 2011 to 2014 and from 2002 to 2006, and previously was […]

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  • Tom Kellerman, Partner at Morgan Lewis

    Tom Kellerman, Partner at Morgan Lewis

    Today, my guest is Tom Kellerman, a Partner at Morgan Lewis, who represents companies, investment banks, and venture capital funds, advising technology industry clients on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and other private finance transactions, and corporate governance matters. Having practiced in London for four years, Tom has deep experience in cross-border transactions for technology companies. A frequent speaker at the US Practising Law Institute and the Director Education and Certification Program of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Tom […]

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  • T. Hale Boggs, Partner at Manatt Phelps

    T. Hale Boggs, Partner at Manatt Phelps

    Today, my guest is Hale Boggs, a partner in Manatt’s corporate and finance, capital markets and venture capital / emerging companies practice areas who splits his time between the firm’s Los Angeles and northern California offices. Hale chairs the firm’s nationwide Business Development Committee and is the Chair of Manatt Digital. I sat down with Hale to talk with him about his late father Thomas (“Tommy”) Hale Boggs, Jr., the name partner of the prestigious Washington, DC firm Patton Boggs, which merged with […]

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  • Ian Ballon, Partner at Greenberg Traurig

    Ian Ballon, Partner at Greenberg Traurig

    Today, my guest is Ian Ballon, a Partner and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. He represents clients in copyright, DMCA, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, privacy, security, software, database and Internet- and mobile-related disputes and in the defense of data privacy, security breach, behavioral advertising, TCPA and other Internet-related class action suits. Ian, who splits his time between the firm’s Silicon Valley and LA offices, is also the author of the five-volume legal […]

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  • Claude Stern, Partner at Quinn Emanuel

    Claude Stern, Partner at Quinn Emanuel

    Today, my guest is Claude Stern who is Co-Chair of Quinn Emanuel‘s National Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. In his thirty-seven years of practice, he has developed extensive national experience in all areas of intellectual property and technology litigation. Claude has been repeatedly recognized as one of the preeminent intellectual property trial lawyers and litigators in Silicon Valley, California, and the United States by such publications as Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2017), Law Dragon, San Francisco Magazine, and San Jose Magazine. […]

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  • Steve Bochner, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    Steve Bochner, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    Today, my guest is Steve Bochner, a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati who has served as lead counsel for many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent companies, assisting them in venture capital, public offering, and merger transactions valued in the billions of dollars. He also has represented numerous start-up companies, as well as major venture capital and investment banking firms. Steve’s corporate clients include Aruba Networks (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Autodesk, Box, FireEye, ForeScout, Lumentum, MapR, NetApp, Quantum, Rackspace, Rocket […]

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  • Michael Kim, Co-Founder of Kobre & Kim

    Michael Kim, Co-Founder of Kobre & Kim

    Today, my guest is Michael Kim, co-founder of Kobre & Kim, who serves as lead counsel in high-stakes disputes and investigations. Michael’s practice lies at the intersection of fraud and insolvency in situations involving government investigations and asset forfeiture/confiscation, recovery of hidden assets and bankruptcy, often in simultaneous legal proceedings in multiple countries. In the area of government investigations and asset forfeiture/confiscation, Michael has been recognized as one of the most highly regarded individuals in international business crime defense by […]

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  • Alan Denenberg, Partner at Davis Polk

    Alan Denenberg, Partner at Davis Polk

    Today, my guest is Alan Denenberg, a Partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and head of the Northern California office. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions, which includes a broad range of public and private equity and debt financing representing both domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters in a variety of industries, including technology, telecommunications, health care, retail and manufacturing. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Alan has worked on a number of public and […]

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  • Robert Townsend, Morrison & Foerster partner

    Rob Townsend, Partner at Morrison & Foerster

    Today, my guest is Rob Townsend, Partner and Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster‘s Global M&A Practice Group where he has represented clients in more than 200 public and private company acquisitions, strategic alliances, and financings, including numerous multi-billion dollar transactions. Rob represents companies operating in a broad range of industries, including technology (semiconductors, software, computers, Internet), telecommunications, media, consumer products, healthcare, life sciences, cleantech, energy, and wine. Rob has experience in all aspects of M&A, including hostile and friendly public company transactions, […]

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  • Bill Lee, Partner at WilmerHale

    Bill Lee, Partner at WilmerHale

    Today, my guest is Bill Lee, a Partner at WilmerHale and leading intellectual property litigator who has represented a variety of technology-focused clients for more than 35 years. Bill has tried more than 200 cases to verdict and argued more than 75 cases to the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit and other appellate courts. Those cases have included some of the highest profile patent cases of the last decade. He also has been a member of the faculty at […]

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  • Yar Chaikovsky, Partner at Paul Hastings

    Yar Chaikovsky, Partner at Paul Hastings

    Today, my guest is Yar Chaikovsky, Global Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings where he oversees the firm’s 100-plus lawyer IP practice. He serves as lead trial counsel for some of the most preeminent global technology companies in their most important matters.  Throughout his career, he has won jury trials; and ITC hearings in addition to obtaining summary judgments and summary determination and he is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Yar was also Yahoo!’s first head patent […]

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  • Buddy Arnheim, Partner at Perkins Coie

    Buddy Arnheim, Partner at Perkins Coie

    Today, my guest is Buddy Arnheim, a partner in Perkins Coie‘s Corporate practice where he focuses his practice on the representation of emerging growth companies, venture capital funds and other early stage investors, and investment banks. Buddy is widely acknowledged as one of the premier practitioners in the venture capital industry, and is widely referenced for his experience in the areas of corporate and securities law and corporate governance matters. He has been involved in hundreds of transactions such as public equity and debt offerings, […]

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  • Stan Young, Partner at Covington

    Stan Young, Partner at Covington

    Today, my guest is Stan Young, a Partner at Covington who has more than 30 years of experience achieving the best results for his clients in intellectual property and other high stakes disputes. He has represented companies in the telecommunications, computer, electronics, semiconductor, software and financial services industries in all phases of federal and state court litigation, arbitration and International Trade Commission investigations. He is a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, of which he was Managing Partner from […]

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  • Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie partner

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    Lothar Determann, Partner at Baker McKenzie

    Today, my guest is Lothar Determann, a Partner at Baker McKenzie who has been assisting companies take products, business models, intellectual property and contracts global for nearly 20 years. He advises on data privacy law compliance, information technology commercialization, copyrights, open source licensing, electronic commerce, technology transactions, sourcing and international distribution. Lothar has been a member of the Association of German Public Law Professors since 1999 and teaches Data Privacy Law, Computer Law and Internet Law at Freie Universität Berlin, UC […]

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  • Creighton Condon, Chairman of Shearman & Sterling

    Creighton Condon, Chairman of Shearman & Sterling

      Today, my guest is Creighton Condon, Chairman (Senior Partner) of Shearman & Sterling. Formerly the European Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Creighton represents multinational corporations in acquisitions and sales of public and private companies and in joint ventures and regularly provides advice regarding issues of corporate governance and control and shareholder activism. Creighton also represents the mergers and acquisitions groups of a number of investment banks. Creighton holds a BA from the University of […]

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  • Mark Stevens, Partner at Fenwick & West

    Mark Stevens, Partner at Fenwick & West

    Today, my guest is Mark Stevens, a Partner at Fenwick & West who works with emerging companies, investment banks, and venture capital and other technology investors on complex corporate and transactional matters, as well as with mature companies in their tech-related initiatives. As a lawyer and a business principal, Mark has led teams handling merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions with total announced value well in excess of $50 billion. He has directed dozens of initial public offerings and hundreds of […]

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  • Daniel Mitz, Partner at Jones Day

    Daniel Mitz, Partner at Jones Day

    Today, my guest is Daniel Mitz, a Partner at Jones Day who represents companies in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He has extensive experience advising clients on corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.  Some of his most recent representative public company transactions include SAP‘s acquisitions of Concur ($8.3 billion), Sybase ($5.8 billion), Ariba ($4.3 billion), and SuccessFactors ($3.4 billion); Linear Technology in its sale to Analog Devices ($14.8 billion); and Lam Research‘s acquisitions of KLA-Tencor ($10.6 billion) and Novellus ($3.3 […]

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  • Kathi Vidal, Partner at Winston & Strawn

    Kathi Vidal, Partner at Winston & Strawn

    Today, my guest is Kathi Vidal, the Managing Partner of Winston & Strawn‘s Silicon Valley office where she is one of the leading patent litigators in the country. Nationally recognized for trying high-profile, high-stakes, and high-tech patent disputes for the region’s leading companies, her experience covers a myriad of technologies, including semiconductors, telecommunications, circuits and systems, computers, software, Internet applications, and consumer products. Kathi is a nationally-recognized IP litigator who has protected innovative companies through offensive patent actions to preserve their market or […]

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  • Jim Batchelder, Partner at Ropes & Gray

    Jim Batchelder, Partner at Ropes & Gray

    Today, my guest is Jim Batchelder, a Partner at Ropes & Gray, who currently serves on the firm’s governing Policy Committee. A trial lawyer in its intellectual property litigation group, Jim has been recognized by Chambers, and named one of The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and one of California’s Top Intellectual Property Lawyers. He has over 27 years of experience litigating high-stakes intellectual property cases in district courts, the ITC and the PTAB, where he has been named a “Legal Lion” by Law360. […]

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  • Jeff Saper, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

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    Jeff Saper, Partner at Wilson Sonsini

    Today, my guest is Jeff Saper, a Partner and Vice Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in public and private financings of technology and other emerging growth companies, as well as the representation of leading investment banks and corporate issuers in connection with public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Jeff has been involved in more than 200 public offerings, and has served as company counsel with respect to the initial public offerings of such prominent companies as […]

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  • Bob Van Nest, Partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters

    Bob Van Nest, Partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters

    Today, my guest is Bob Van Nest, a Partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters, who is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who frequently handles high-stakes cases for clients such as Google, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and American Honda. His practice ranges widely over the field of complex business litigation and intellectual property. He has tried cases involving patent infringement, securities fraud, trademarks, commercial contracts and antitrust. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy […]

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  • David Tsai, Partner at Vinson & Elkins

    David Tsai, Partner at Vinson & Elkins

    Today, my guest is David Tsai, Co-Managing Partner of the Vinson & Elkins LLP’s Taipei office and also resident in the San Francisco office. David’s practice focuses on patent, trade secret, complex breach of contract, and product defect litigation for companies innovating biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software and hardware (semiconductors, set-top boxes, smartphones, LEDs). David is fluent in spoken Taiwanese and Mandarin and represents over 30 leading Taiwan, China and Korea based companies. David is also committed to serving pro bono clients […]

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    Richard Susskind (II), Author of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers”

    Today, my guest is Professor Richard Susskind OBE, an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (OUP, 1987), The Future of Law (OUP, 1996), Transforming the Law (OUP, 2000), The Susskind Interviews: Legal Experts in Changing Times (Sweet & Maxwell, 2005), The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (OUP, 2008), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013), and has written around 150 columns for The […]

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  • Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) and Video Games

    Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) and Video Games

    Today, my guest is Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley  (who is also a Partner at Durie Tangri and Founder of Lex Machina (aquired by Lexis Nexis)) who talks about playing video games.  As a full-time professor, law firm partner and a founder of a startup, one would think Mark wouldn’t have time for something like video games.  But his hobby is a throwback to his childhood days of playing Dungeons & Dragons and an activity that allows him to completely forget about work — something we […]

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  • Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School Professor and Author

    Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School Professor and Author

    Today my guest is Stanford Law School Professor Paul Goldstein, a globally recognized expert on intellectual property law and author of an influential four-volume Goldstein on Copyright (Aspen Publishers) treatise on U.S. copyright law, as well as leading casebooks on intellectual property and international intellectual property.  In addition, he is the author of several novels including Secret Justice (2016); the bestsellers Errors and Omissions (2006), A Patent Lie (2008), Havana Requiem (2012), which received the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction; and […]

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  • Nathan Sawaya and Lego Brick Artist

    Nathan Sawaya and Lego Brick Artist

    Today, my guest is Nathan Sawaya who is a Lego Brick Artist.  What started as a side hobby after working as a lawyer has now blossomed into a full time profession with millions of bricks.  Even though Nathan has played with lego bricks as a child – like many of us – what he finds most fascinating is to transform simple plain square lego pieces into curved life size humans and other objects. Nathan’s most recent book is entitled The Art of the […]

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  • Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, Professional Poker Player

    Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, Professional Poker Player

    Today, my guest is Greg “Fossilman” Raymer*, a professional poker player and former patent attorney. Nicknamed “Fossilman” for his unusual glasses, Greg was originally a scientist who played blackjack in graduate school as a way to make some extra income. That soon turned into poker and he went on to win the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2004 (see his winning hand below).  Now he splits his time with his 2 great loves: teaching poker and playing poker from his […]

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About Hsu Untied

Hsu Untied is a podcast series of interviews Richard Hsu does with lawyers and other special guests.