THOMAS C by lo047q

VIEWS: 2 PAGES: 2

									                                         THOMAS C. CHOW
                      19 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 · (650) 274-4700 · chinaesq@gmail.com

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

VINDICIA, INC.                                                                                         Belmont, CA
DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL                                                                                 2011–present
Oversee legal department for innovative SaaS billing startup and participate as member of the executive team. Drive
revenue growth by partnering with sales to efficiently draft and negotiate commercial agreements. Supervise Human
Resources department in matters of compliance and issue resolution. Develop IP strategy, including trademark and
patent portfolio. Manage litigation, real estate transactions, and legal technology implementation.

TECHSOUP GLOBAL                                                                                      San Francisco, CA
DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL                                                                         2008–2011
Managed legal department for 200 employee, global technology company as chief legal officer. Developed policies
and procedures regarding contract review, corporate governance, IT security, and employment issues. Hired and
managed legal team, including attorneys, interns, and outside counsel. Drafted and negotiated technology licensing and
distribution agreements, confidentiality agreements, and joint venture agreements for international network covering 36
countries. Supervised team conducting cross-border M&A transactions. Established Polish foundation with public
benefit status tax status and manage initial operations. Oversaw development of privacy policies and IP strategy.

GARTENBERG GELFAND HAYTON & SELDEN LLP                                                           San Francisco, CA
CORPORATE ASSOCIATE                                                                                      2007–2008
Conferred with clients and provided advice regarding commercial transactions, business formation, employment, and
trademarks. Managed entity formation and drafted corporate documents, bylaws, minutes, and limited liability
company operating agreements. Reviewed and negotiated business contracts, real estate leases, and international trade
and insurance agreements. Drafted employment contracts, consulting agreements, and employee handbooks.
Prosecuted trademark applications before the USPTO. Managed San Francisco office for 4 months.

DILLINGHAM & MURPHY, LLP                                                                           San Francisco, CA
LITIGATION ASSOCIATE                                                                                       2005–2007
Drafted pleadings, motions, and writs in IP (copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patent licensing), business,
securities, employment, products liability, and real estate cases. Managed cases through all pre-trial stages. Argued
motions, ex parte applications, and case management conferences. Took and defended depositions without partner
supervision. Provided technical expertise regarding computer and electronic data.

KING & SPALDING LLP                                                                                     Oakland, CA
LITIGATION ASSOCIATE                                                                                      2004–2005
Drafted pleadings, discovery, and motions in environmental, mass toxic tort, class action, premises liability, and
products liability cases. Attended coordinated defense counsel conferences, hearings, and depositions. Practice group
formerly associated with Filice Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP.

THE HONORABLE JOYCE L. KENNARD, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA                                   San Francisco, CA
JUDICIAL EXTERN CLERK                                                                            8/2003–12/2003
Drafted memoranda and preliminary opinions concerning petitions before the Court. Analyzed opinions circulated by
other Justices. Prepared oral presentations for weekly staff meetings.

COTCHETT, PITRE & MCCARTHY                                                                             Burlingame, CA
SUMMER ASSOCIATE                                                                                        6/2003–8/2003
Drafted pleadings, mediation and arbitration briefs, motion for class certification, and discovery motions in securities
fraud, antitrust, unfair competition, and class action cases. Wrote articles regarding corporate governance, antitrust,
and unfair competition law.

THE HONORABLE PATRICIA V. TRUMBULL, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT                                  San Jose, CA
JUDICIAL EXTERN CLERK                                                                           6/2002–8/2003
Drafted bench memoranda and pretrial orders regarding discovery disputes and motion to dismiss. Conducted in-
camera review of documents. Observed calendar and settlement conferences.

                                                           1
                                         THOMAS C. CHOW
                       19 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 · (650) 274-4700 · chinaesq@gmail.com

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER NETWORK                                                                      Oakland, CA
IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR                                                                           1/2001–8/2001
Managed day to day IT operations and special projects for managed care health organization. Administered Windows
and Linux servers, network hardware, and phone systems. Drafted official IT policies and staff manual. Assisted in
consulting contract negotiations. Conducted training sessions for software applications. Maintained IT budget and
vendor relations.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY                                                                       Berkeley, CA
IT SPECIALIST                                                                                              1998-2001
PROGRAMMER/ANALYST I, FINANCIAL SERVICES, 2000–2001
Managed helpdesk operations. Deployed and maintained 100+ Windows NT workstations. Administered Windows NT
4.0 application, domain, and file servers. Maintained data storage backups. Updated Access databases and websites.

COMPUTER RESOURCE SPECIALIST I, STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 1998–2000
Trained users in the utilization of software packages and equipment. Administered Windows NT and Macintosh LAN
and file/print servers. Secured domain and network server vulnerabilities. Designed intranet and departmental websites.

COMPUTING SUPPORT CONSULTANT, HOUSING & DINING SERVICES, 3/1998–11/1998
Maintained, deployed, and upgraded computer equipment. Provided technical support to clients. Coordinated routine
operations and projects. Managed support consultants and mentored new consultants.

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS                                                                                  1996-1997
TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST
FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVE, DIRECT NETWORK ACCESS, 6/1997–10/1997                                    Berkeley, CA
Provided customer service, sales, and technical support to clients. Recommended internet services based on client
needs. Maintained phone system operations and LEC relations.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE, EARTHLINK NETWORK, 3/1996–8/1996                                        Pasadena, CA
Administered technical support to customers and tested nationwide dial up locations for start-up ISP. Performed routine
network updates and created reports. Supervised new technical support representatives.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
J.D., 2004
· Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal, Articles Editor, Fall 2003; Staff Member, 2002–2004
· Moot Court Board, 2002–2004

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
B.A., Sociology with honors, 2000
· Sociology Undergraduate Citation Award (Top Student Overall), Nominee, 1999–2000

PROFESSIONAL

·   Contributor, Limited Partnerships, Ch. 6, Selecting and Forming Business Entities, CEB 2008
·   Association of Corporate Counsel, 2009–present
·   Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club Judges Reception Committee, 2004–2007
·   Asian American Bar Association of the Bay Area, Mentorship Committee Co-Chair, 2004–2008

INTERESTS

· Acoustic guitar, electric bass, and professional audio/recording equipment
· Web and graphic design, video editing, and special effects
· Following New York Yankees baseball, Los Angeles Lakers basketball, and playing sports

                                                          2

								
To top