Hsu Untied Interviews

  • Jason Zweig, Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

    Jason Zweig, Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

    Today, my guest is Jason Zweig*, a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of several books, including The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.  He is also the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as “by far the best book about investing ever written.”  Inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, The Devil’s Dictionary, Jason Zweig’s The Devil’s Financial Dictionary is a glossary of the essential financial and investor terms […]

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  • Guy Spier, Hedge Fund Manager and Value Investor

    Guy Spier, Hedge Fund Manager and Value Investor

    Today, my guest is Guy Spier, a Zurich-based investor and author of a book entitled The Education of a Value Investor.  Guy manages the Aquamarine Fund, an investment partnership inspired by, and styled after Warren Buffett’s 1950s investment partnerships.  In June 2007, Guy paid US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett.  He recently sat down and talked with me about what it was like to write his first book.

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  • Anja Manuel, co-Founder of Rice Hadley Gates LLC

    Anja Manuel, co-Founder of Rice Hadley Gates LLC

    Today, my guest is Anja Manuel*, author of “This Brave New World” and Co-Founder and Partner along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, of Rice Hadley Gates LLC, which assists companies to expand their businesses and meet regulatory challenges in international markets. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, she also served as Special Assistant to Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns at the U.S. Dept. of […]

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  • Strauss Zelnick, Chairman & CEO of Take-Two Interactive

    Strauss Zelnick, Chairman & CEO of Take-Two Interactive

    Today my guest is Strauss Zelnick*, Founder of Zelnick Media Capital and Chairman & CEO of Take-Two Interactive, which owns and has published many notable games, including its most famous series Grand Theft Auto, Civilization, and the NBA 2K game series.  Although Mr. Zelnick has a JD from Harvard Law School, he never practiced as a lawyer and instead went straight into the media and entertainment business, holding executive positions at BMG Entertainment, Crystal Dynamics and 20th Century Fox.  A lifelong […]

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  • International Chef Ming Tsai and Family Reach

    International Chef Ming Tsai and Family Reach

    Today, my guest is Chef Ming Tsai, a world-renowned chef, owner of the famous Blue Ginger restaurant and host of the television show Simply Ming.  Despite his incredible success and international celebrity, what Ming finds most rewarding — after his family — is cooking for Family Reach, a national charity dedicated to providing direct financial support to families fighting cancer.  As part of his role, Ming recently hosted a Cooking Live event on November 2, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, […]

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  • Catalina Girald, Founder & CEO of Naja

    Catalina Girald, Founder & CEO of Naja

    Today, my guest is Catalina Girald, who is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Naja.  Although she started her career as an M&A attorney at Skadden Arps after earning her JD from Boston College, she quit her job after getting accepted into Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.  After graduating with her MBA, Catalina started Naja with the goal of empowering women through lingerie — from the wearer to the garment worker.  She is also the founder of Underwear for Hope, a […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Len Elmore, Retired NBA Basketball Player

    Len Elmore, Retired NBA Basketball Player

    Today, my guest is Len Elmore, an All-American basketball player from 1971 to 1974 at the University of Maryland, who was a first round draft pick in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Over his ten-year career, he played for the Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings (presently Sacramento Kings), Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks.  After retiring from professional basketball, Elmore received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987 and began his law career […]

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  • Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp

    Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp

    Today, my guest is Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp.  Tom joined NetApp, Inc. in 1994 as employee number 32 and went on to serve as its President from 2000 until 2008 until he was promoted to Vice Chairman.  In September 2000, the University of Notre Dame renamed their business school the Mendoza College of Business based upon a generous endowment from Tom and Kathy Mendoza.  Mr. Mendoza has also been the keynote speaker for such diverse companies as Oracle Corporation, Veritas, […]

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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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  • 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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  • Mitchell Zuklie, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe chairman

    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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  • Michael J. Halloran, Silicon Valley Attorney

    Michael J. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 (Sr. Partner) of Shearman & Sterling

    Creighton Condon, Chairman (Sr. Partner) 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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  • 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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  • 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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About Hsu Untied

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