U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Law Clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. 1993-94
IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., Tokyo, Japan
A leading oil and gas company in Japan that also supplies organic light emitting
diode (OLED) materials with world-class performance and offers OLED technologies
developed over many years to OLED display and lighting manufacturers.
Legal Consultant on Assignment, April 2014-Present
Work for Idemitsu Kosan’s Electronic Materials department to draft and negotiate
various agreements with business partners and customers in the OLED industry on
a global basis. Advise and consult with Idemitsu Kosan on various IP and business
1WORLDSYNC, INC., Lawrenceville, NJ
An industry leader in global product data management, owned by a joint venture
between GS1 US, Inc. and GS1 Germany GmbH, with approximately 15,000 customers
and corporate offices in New Jersey and Cologne, Germany.
Vice President and General Counsel, May 2013-present
Member of the company’s nine-person Extended Executive Management Team, with
responsibility for all aspects of legal compliance for both the U.S. entity and its
German sister company. Notable achievements include:
MEAGHER EMANUEL LAKS GOLDBERG & BOVINO, LLP, Princeton, NJ
- Spearheading the company’s attainment of certification under the U.S.–EU
Safe Harbor for data protection.
- Concluding major product data management contracts and professional service
agreements with McDonald’s, Walgreens, Best Buy, Mars, B.Braun and various other
large suppliers and retailers.
- Implementing a major contract and agreement update initiative on a global basis.
Partner, March 2012-May 2013
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION, Ewing, NJ
With a portfolio of over 1,000 patents and a market
capitalization of over $1 billion, Universal Display
Corporation is a world leader in the development of
innovative organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies
and materials for use in flat panel displays and lighting
products (Nasdaq: OLED).
Vice President and General Counsel, 2003-2012
Directly handled or supervised all legal matters at
a publicly-traded company with global business relationships
and a diverse workforce. Drafted and negotiated all
license agreements and other business contracts. Served
as a trusted business advisor and legal counsel to the
Board of Directors and executive management.
Key negotiator of all agreements with business partners
around the world. Extensive travel to Korea and Japan
for face-to-face negotiations. Notable achievements include:
- Negotiated a complex, high-value licensing and
material supply arrangement with Samsung. Resulted
in extension of a critical business relationship with
a major customer.
- Closed a multi-million dollar complex transaction
having licensing, technology development and product
sales components with Moser Baer, a large manufacturing
company based in India.
- Handled the acquisition of Motorola's OLED patent
portfolio in a highly cost-effective manner. Achieved
net business savings and secured key patent rights.
- Closed major licensing and supply arrangements with
key business partners, including LG Display, AU Optronics,
Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Pioneer, Osram/Sylvania,
PPG Industries and DuPont.
- Managed all aspects of legal support and due diligence
for a recent $250 million secondary offering of common
stock through Goldman Sachs. Finalized the transaction
in a compressed time frame of three weeks.
Actively participated in Board of Directors' meetings
to apprise Board members of opportunities and risks
in both business and legal areas. Responsible for all
aspects of SEC and Nasdaq reporting and compliance,
corporate governance, government contracts, environmental,
health and safety programs, employment matters, stock
transactions and corporate recordkeeping.
MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
A global provider of comprehensive transactional, litigation,
labor and employment, regulatory and intellectual property
legal services to clients from global Fortune 100 companies
to just-conceived startups - across all major industries.
Business and Finance Department Associate, 1997-2002
Corporate and commercial law with a strong emphasis
on technology transactions. Extensive experience in
licensing, strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing,
supplier/distributor relationships, and mergers and
acquisitions. Key matters included:
- Representing Aventis, a global pharmaceutical entity,
in forming a product co-development and co-marketing
collaboration with Genta, a cutting-edge biopharmaceutical
Representing NanoSystems, a drug delivery technology
company subsequently purchased by Elan Pharmaceutical,
in negotiating a major licensing arrangement with Merck.
Negotiating a software licensing and professional
services contract on behalf of VerticalNet, a former
leading software provider in the direct material procurement
Negotiating various major outsourcing agreements with
several banking and financial institutions on behalf
of SEI Investments, a leading provider of trust management
Drafting key intellectual property transfer documentation
for the formation of Verizon Wireless, a major telecommunications
joint venture between Bell Atlantic and Vodafone.
Law Department Associate, 1994-1997
Environmental law with a strong focus on chemical and
hazardous substance regulations, in particular the Toxic
Substances Control Act. Managed discovery and wrote
key briefs for major Superfund litigation matter in
Essex, New Jersey.
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