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  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and Author

    Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and Author

    Today, my guest is Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst at CNN, staff writer at the New Yorker and best selling author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; A Vast Conspiracy: the Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President; Too Close to Call: the Thirty-Six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election; The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court; The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court; and most recently, American Heiress: […]

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  • Ben Stein, Economist, TV Show Host, Comedian, Writer

    Ben Stein, Economist, TV Show Host, Comedian, Writer

    Today, my guest is Ben Stein, economist, movie actor, author, novelist, screenwriter, law school professor, television show host and comedian.  A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School, Ben never had any aspirations to be a lawyer; but instead stumbled into a series of jobs that ultimately led to him to serving in the Nixon and Ford administrations and achieving overnight fame in the iconic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Ben was kind enough to take time from his busy speaking […]

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  • Leigh Steinberg, Professional Sports Agent

    Leigh Steinberg, Professional Sports Agent

    Today, my guest is Leigh Steinberg, a legendary sports agent and lawyer, who has represented many of the most successful athletes in professional sports, including the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft 8 times as well as over 60 first round picks. During his career, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $750 million to various charities, receiving commendations from Congress, cities, states and Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Leigh’s historic career was portrayed […]

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  • Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini

    Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini

    Today, my guest is Larry Sonsini, Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  After graduating from Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law) in 1966, Larry decided to join John Wilson to work with Silicon Valley startups and has since gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to having served as CEO as well as Chairman for more than 35 years, Larry served as Chairman of the New York Stock […]

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  • Scott Turow, Author of “One L” and NYTimes Best Selling Author

    Scott Turow, Author of “One L” and NYTimes Best Selling Author

    Today, my guest is Scott Turow, a lawyer and author of the best selling book One L about his experience as a first year student at Harvard Law School; as well as the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel Presumed Innocent, which was made into a movie with Academy Award Nominee Harrison Ford.  Originally from Chicago, Scott has a degree from Amherst College and taught creative writing at Stanford as the E. H. Jones Lecturer before entering Harvard Law […]

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  • James B. Stewart, Author of “Den of Thieves”

    James B. Stewart, Author of “Den of Thieves”

    Today, my guest is James Stewart, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, who wrote many best selling books, including Den of Thieves and Disney War.  A graduate of Harvard Law School and former Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, he began his writing career at the American Lawyer in 1979.  He wrote a well known book on the nation’s elite law firms called The Partners before writing his New York Times best-seller Den of Thieves on Wall Street arbitrager Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken.  His 2005 book Disney War on Michael […]

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    Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School Professor and Author

    Today my guest is Professor Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. Prof. Sunstein graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the US Supreme Court.  From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is also the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.  Professor Sunstein has written numerous […]

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  • Lawrence Levy, on Steve Jobs, Pixar and Meditation

    Lawrence Levy, on Steve Jobs, Pixar and Meditation

    Today, my guest is Lawrence Levy, a Harvard Law School graduate and former partner at Wilson Sonsini, who is the author of To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History. In 1994, Lawrence received a personal call out of the blue from Steve Jobs to see if he had any interest in joining Pixar, which led to a 12 year working relationship with Steve Jobs, first serving as Pixar’s Chief Financial Officer, a member of […]

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  • Daniel Pink, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Daniel Pink, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Today, my guest is Daniel Pink.  Most people know Daniel Pink as one of the most popular TED speakers of all time (see video below), New York Times best selling author of A Whole New Mind, Drive and To Sell is Human, and host of the National Geographic TV show Crowd Control.  But what is less known is that Dan actually went to law school (attended Columbia and graduated from Yale) and he discusses how law school shaped his career, but not in […]

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  • Will Shortz, NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor

    Will Shortz, NY Times Crossword Puzzle Editor

    Today, my guest is Will Shortz (aka the “Puzzle Master“), Editor of the New York Times Crossword Puzzles, and star of WordPlay (see trailer below), one of my favorite movies.  Some may know that he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School but probably not many know that he almost dropped out after his first semester and that his favorite class was intellectual property!  Listed as one of the 30 most famous people with law degrees, Will was gracious enough to join […]

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  • Jay Bilas, ESPN Broadcaster and Courtside Analyst

    Jay Bilas, ESPN Broadcaster and Courtside Analyst

    Today, my guest is Jay Bilas, an attorney at Moore & Van Allen who is also an Emmy nominated basketball analyst who provides courtside and studio commentary for ESPN and CBS Sports.  A four-year starter at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski, he helped lead Duke to the NCAA Final Four and National Championship Game.  After playing professional basketball, Jay went back to Duke as an assistant coach and won two National Championships while simultaneously attending Duke Law School.  Jay took time from […]

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  • David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    Today, my guest is David Hornik, general partner at August Capital and author of VentureBlog, who describes his career path from lawyer to venture capitalist, a profession he was born to do. David inspired me to start this interview series with his own VentureCast podcast and if you have ever heard him speak or present, then you would certainly agree that if he ever decided to leave venture capital, he would make a great late night talk show host! “@HsuTubeEsq: http://t.co/lMjzkOUYAW […]

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  • Bill Neukom, Microsoft’s first GC; Past CEO of SF Giants

    Bill Neukom, Microsoft’s first GC; Past CEO of SF Giants

    Today, my guest is Bill Neukom, Microsoft Corporation‘s first General Counsel, former CEO of the San Francisco Giants and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the World Justice Project, an organization devoted to promoting the rule of law throughout the world. Bill was Microsoft’s lead lawyer for nearly 25 years managing its legal, government affairs, and philanthropic activities. He retired from Microsoft as its Executive Vice President of Law and Corporate affairs in 2002, served as Chairman of K&L Gates […]

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  • Steven Rodgers, SVP and General Counsel at Intel

    Steven Rodgers, SVP and General Counsel at Intel

    Today, my guest is Steven Rodgers, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation, whose hobby is coffee roasting.  Steve got into this hobby when his college roommate started roasting his own beans and he realized what a difference it made.  I never realized that making coffee involves everything from selecting the bean, how the bean is roasted (over 200 variables), how it’s brewed and even what kind of water is used! Had a blast talking for 30 minutes with […]

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    Salle Yoo, General Counsel at Uber

    Today, my guest is Salle Yoo, General Counsel at Uber, where she manages a team of over 200 lawyers to ensure the global presence and long term growth of Uber. Prior to joining Uber in 2012, Salle was a partner at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine where she represented energy, telecommunications and technology firms.  Salle serves on the Museum Council for the Asian Art Museum and was named one of San Francisco Business Times‘ Most Influential Women in […]

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  • Mike Callahan, SVP and General Counsel at LinkedIn

    Mike Callahan, SVP and General Counsel at LinkedIn

    Today, my guest is Mike Callahan, SVP and General Counsel of LinkedIn where he oversees the legal, regulatory, intellectual property, government relations, compliance, ethics and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Mike was Chief Legal Officer of Auction.com and prior to that, served as EVP, General Counsel and Secretary of Yahoo! Inc. from 1999 to 2012. At Yahoo!, Mr. Callahan was a key advisor to the executive team and Board of Directors through numerous acquisitions, investments and divestitures, including the strategic […]

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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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  • Brad Meltzer, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Brad Meltzer, NYTimes Best Selling Author and TV Show Host

    Today my guest is Brad Meltzer, a New York Times best-selling author, host of the TV show Decoded and fellow Columbia Law School Alumni.  Brad’s first novel received 24 rejection letters before getting his next book, The Tenth Justice, published while he was still in law school.  But even with all his accomplishments, Brad never takes his success for granted and  reminds himself every day what it was like getting those rejection letters.  His latest book is The President’s Shadow.

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  • Michelle Lee, Former Director of USPTO

    Michelle Lee, Former Director of USPTO

    Today, my guest is Michelle Lee, the former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the first woman to serve as Director of the USPTO. Prior to this role, Michelle was Deputy General Counsel for Google and Head of Patents and before that, a Partner at Fenwick & West, where she advised companies on intellectual property, licensing, litigation and corporate matters. Michelle was also a law clerk to Judge […]

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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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  • Gillian Zoe Segal, Author of “Getting There”

    Gillian Zoe Segal, Author of “Getting There”

    Today, my guest is Gilian Zoe Segal*, author of the terrific book Getting There, a compilation of 30 incredible interviews.  Gillian originally started this project because she wanted to interview people at the top of their fields who struggled to achieve their success but what she discovered was that every success story has its challenges — there is no easy path.  An incredibly skilled interviewer and accomplished photographer in her own right, Gillian traveled across the country to interview all 30 people […]

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  • Evan Chesler, Chairman of Cravath Swaine & Moore

    Evan Chesler, Chairman of Cravath Swaine & Moore

    Today, my guest is Evan Chesler, Chairman of Cravath Swaine & Moore, who has been widely recognized as a leading trial lawyer by numerous professional publications, including Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 United States, Law Dragon and Super Lawyers. Evan is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a fellow of the NY Bar Foundation. He is the President of […]

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  • Ken King, Partner at Skadden

    Ken King, Partner at Skadden

    Today, my guest is Ken King, a Partner in the Silicon Valley office of Skadden Arps, which office celebrated its 20th anniversary in July 2018. Ken is widely recognized as one of the country’s preeminent corporate attorneys where he provides clients a strong focus on the technology, semiconductor and biotech sectors, regularly handling complex, cross-border M&A transactions and advising companies and boards on shareholder activism and corporate governance matters. Fluent in Japanese, Ken has also represented numerous U.S. and Japanese corporations […]

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  • Neel Chatterjee, Partner at Goodwin

    Neel Chatterjee, Partner at Goodwin

    Today, my guest is Neel Chatterjee, a Partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Practice. An internationally recognized technology litigator and trial lawyer, Neel has a proven track record of wins in hard-to-win technology cases and his cases often break new ground in undefined areas of the law. Neel has been recognized as a top IP litigator and trailblazer by Intellectual Asset Management, Managing IP, Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, National Law Journal and the Daily Journal in addition to being recognized by Best Lawyers in the field of patent and intellectual property litigation. Neel […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings

    Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings

    Today, my guest is Seth Zachary, the Chairman of Paul Hastings and a partner in the tax practice where he focuses on general, corporate, and real estate tax-related problems as well as foreign tax issues. Seth represents numerous corporations and investment banks in the federal, state, and local tax arenas. He is also a frequent lecturer on tax topics for the New York University Tax Institute, the Practising Law Institute, The University of Southern California as well as a part-time […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lynne Hermle, Partner at Orrick

    Lynne Hermle, Partner at Orrick

    Today, my guest is Lynne Hermle, a Partner at Orrick who has a long track record of winning high-profile jury trials on behalf of industry-leading clients, defeating class certification and obtaining summary judgment. She has significant experience working on complex discrimination and wage-and-hour class actions for global leaders in the retail and technology sectors including The Gap, Genentech, Microsoft, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Gymboree, Spencer’s Gifts, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn Kids, among many others. Lynne led […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rick Climan, Partner at Hogan Lovells

    Rick Climan, Partner at Hogan Lovells

    Today, my guest is Rick Climan, a Partner at Hogan Lovells and one of the leading M&A lawyers who has handled some of the most prominent and industry-changing acquisitions in the technology and life sciences sectors over the past three decades. Recognized as of one of the 10 most highly regarded M&A lawyers in North America by Who’s Who Legal, Rick excels at negotiating and advising multinational clients on all types of acquisition transactions and related matters. In Chambers USA, he has […]

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

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