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Posted by christopher on July 28, 2015

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Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Clients

Posted by christopher on May 10, 2015

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Teaser Article Quote:

“While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter how fervently techies and entrepreneurs claim they want to “change the world” (see any episode of “Shark Tank”), far fewer of them would be in the disruption game if the potential profits weren’t world-changing as well. The lovable millennial bumblers on “Silicon Valley” may be scruffy and genuinely passionate about coding, but their goal — making money and leveraging power — is quintessentially yuppie, even if their social skills aren’t.” Teddy Wayne, NYTimes OP-ED, 05.10.15

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Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damages

Posted by christopher on March 23, 2015

pao“There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn. (source ABA Journal.

I am advising all of my startup clients to pay particular attention to gender discrimination issues that may arise in the workplace, particularly in areas of the company where there is a disproportionate number of male employees.

“”Per this standard, there is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination by failing to promote Ms. Pao and terminating her employment,” the judge said in the one-paragraph decision.”

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Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report

Posted by christopher on March 23, 2015

As Interim Comptroller and Counsel to Fruit Street, I am thrilled to share the following press release and bring you all up to speed on its progress under Chief Executive Officer Laurence Girard and Dr. Asif Ali.”

NEW YORK, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fruit Street Health (Fruit Street), a new digital wellness and telemedicine platform which helps patients live a healthier lifestyle and connects healthcare providers to patients using telemedicine and wearable mobile technologies, today announced that the company was a featured exhibitor at the 64th annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology.

The conference, which took place in San Diego last weekend, featured Fruit Street as one of the only exhibitors out of 250 that emphasized a focus on lifestyle medicine by combining wearable devices and telehealth video conferencing technology.

This new Fruit Street Wellness Clinic product has been designed specifically for healthcare providers who are looking to monitor the lifestyle of their patients and conduct virtual consultations on Fruit Street’s HIPAA compliant FDA-registered video solution. The solution will also be fully integrated with leading wearable technologies such as FitBit, Withings, Jawbone UP, iHealth Labs, and the upcoming Apple Watch. This will enable clinicians to monitor lifestyle data from their patients such as sleep, exercise, diet, weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose data. The alert system also will send notifications to healthcare providers when patients don’t exercise enough, sleep too little, gain weight, or skimp on their fruit and vegetable intake.
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Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design

Posted by christopher on October 29, 2014

A lesson for startups…and yes, time to look at my own website here.

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Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1 (all 3 big stars of this fixture)

Posted by christopher on October 28, 2014

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Harvard Law School Reunion October 2014

Posted by christopher on October 27, 2014

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My Pop Up Office and Fruit Street Health Gig

Posted by christopher on October 16, 2014

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Working on a rainy New York day listening to Bon Iver and The National.

I am pleased to announce my retention at Fruit Street Health, Inc., a funded and exciting Telehealth Startup in San Francisco. Scroll all the way down on the FS About Us page for my bio and appointment. Attorneys get too little repsect

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Legal Funding for Large Plaintiffs – CrowdFunding for Fortune 500

Posted by christopher on September 2, 2014

In a provocative piece on the Legal Funding Central Blog, Kenneth Min writes:

“That legal funding is attracting investment fund managers should come as no surprise, as commercial litigation funding is really just investing equity in an alternative asset class – and one that has the potential for impressive returns for investors.

At least that’s what one former Wall Street executive, William H. Strong, seems to think. The former Vice Chairman and Co-CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific Operations came out of retirement to take on the role of chairman and partner at Longford Capital, a new litigation finance firm focusing on B2B claims in matters with over $25 million in controversy. Mr. Strong officially took his post May 1st.”

And many thanks to LFC for helping me to present to my startup and other litigation clients the cost and time lines for federal court litigation….here is one LFC graphic:

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The complete LFC post here.

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