Jenny has over twenty years working as inside and outside counsel to software, hardware, and medical device companies, including BEA Systems (now part of Oracle) as worldwide head of commercial licensing, VP and General Counsel of CoVia (privately-held software company in Mountain View, CA), and KANA Software (a publicly held software company in Menlo Park, CA). She has successfully led complex negotiations of strategic license agreements, partnering agreements, M&A, and financings, as well as favorably resolved commercial and patent litigation. She has built IP portfolios from ground up as well as refined existing ones to be more aligned with company’s strategic goals. Her contemporaneous teaching experience offers an awareness of current legal trends and approaches to new problems.
She offers practical advice to drive business results and cost-effective legal expertise on a variety of issues, including:
  • Development of contract templates including SAAS and on premises software licensing;
  • Contract review/negotiations;
  • Strategic advice on IP protection: patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets;
  • Entity Formation, business filings and governance, board and shareholder meetings;
  • Disputes and settlement negotiations;
  • Employment and human resources matters including severance; agreements and WARN act advice;
  • Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements;
  • Independent Contractor Agreements;
  • Terms of Use agreements;
  • Privacy Policies
 
Your company will benefit from the knowledge and experience of a twenty-plus-year business attorney without the BigFirm price tag. Jenny has been an in-house GC and understands the cost pressures of lean and dynamic companies. She has successfully negotiated on behalf of her clients for discounts and flat fees with specialized counsel. For litigation, large M&A and financing transactions, SEC filings, and other highly specialized work, Jenny can work with your outside counsel as needed, or provide affiliated specialized counsel who she has worked with on past matters.

Outside General Counsel Services