Doug Mandell

Global Head of the Founder Practice | San Francisco


Secretary Erica Tinoco

 

Track record

Founders and key executives

Represented founders and all key executive in sale of this software company to a global public software company.

Founder

Represented founder in sale of big data software company in a sale to one of the largest public agriculture companies.

Founders

Represented founders of data analytics company in sale to large public software company.

Private security software company

Represented founder and all key executives in sale of private security software company to large public technology company.

Founder and CEO

Represented the founder and CEO of a popular FinTech company personally in the sale his company to a large public software company. Later represented this founder in his resignation from this company and transition to the next company he launched.

Fund manager

Represented well known fund manager of a global mutual fund company in his departure from the firm and creation of his own fund.

Silicon valley founder

Represented one of the leading founders in Silicon Valley in employment negotiations to join company as CEO and in complex negotiations where she resigned from the Company but remained on the board.

Partner in wealth management firm

Represented partner of a San Francisco based wealth management firm in his departure from the firm and creation of his own competing wealth management firm.

Talks

  • 'Vines & Visionaries: A Client Appreciation Event,' Withers Fireside Chat & Wine Tasting Event - September 20, 2023, host & speaker

  • 'Anatomy of a Transaction - Key Issues for Executives and Founders Selling Their Business and What Protections are Worth Fighting For?' International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers (IFSEA) 4th Annual Conference - June 20, 2023, speaker
  • 'Personal: Negotiating Your Next GC Role,' TechGC Fullstack GC Conference - May 19, 2023, speaker

  • 'Everything You Need to Understand if Your Company is Being Acquired,' Compound Livestream Discussion - May 18, 2023, speaker
  • 'Considerations for Executives in PE M&A,' 2023 TechGC PE Buyout M&A Virtual Forum - January 26, 2023, speaker

  • 'When your founder, CEO (or you) are the client: Protecting you and your team when things get personal,' TechGC Global Summit - November 4, 2021, presenter

  • 'Withers talks: founders counsel | Episode 5 - Keeping founders and families secure: Issues with cyber and physical security' Withers podcast - June 3, 2021, moderator

  • 'Senior Executive Contracts - What New Protections, Powers and Provisions should Executives and Founders be Seeking,' International Forum of Senior Executive Advisors Conference (IFSEA) Second Annual Conference: Risk, Reward & Reputation Management Issues for Senior Executives & Founders - February 16, 2021, presenter

  • 'Withers talks: founders counsel | Episode 4 - How can VCs best help founders?' Withers podcast - December 7, 2020, moderator

  • 'Withers talks: founders counsel | Episode 3 - Should age matter for founders?' Withers podcast - September 8, 2020, moderator

  • 'Withers talks: founders counsel | Episode 2 - Do operators make the best VCs?' Withers podcast - July 15, 2020, moderator

  • 'Withers talks: founders counsel | Episode 1 - Using entrepreneurial skills for good,' Withers podcast - June 9, 2020, moderator

  • 'Legal issues faced by founders, entrepreneurs, executives and wealthy family members amid the coronavirus outbreak,' Withers webinar - April 17, 2020, moderator

  • 'Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Issues for International Senior Executives and Founders,' International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers, IFSEA Podcast in London - February 4, 2020, speaker

  • 'Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Issues for International Senior Executives and Founders,' International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers in London - February 4, 2020, panelist

  • 'From Scaling Companies to Protecting Founders, Advice from Doug Mandell, Silicon Valley GC and Consigliere,' Raising your Attenea Podcast Episode 13 - February 25, 2019, speaker

  • 'How to Leverage the Power of Your Second Degree Network,' Presentation to Hastings Law School, San Francisco, CA - February 19, 2020 & August 14, 2019, speaker

  • 'Scaling fast growing venture-backed Silicon Valley startups internationally - An In-House Counsel Perspective,' ABA Section of International Law, International Startup and Emerging Companies Forum, San Francisco, CA - September 13, 2019, moderator

  • 'Building a World Class 21st Century Talent Organization from the Ground Up,' ABA Section of International Law, International Startup and Emerging Companies Forum, San Francisco, CA - September 12, 2019, panelist

  • 'Appling Artificial Intelligence,' Washington University in St. Louis Bay Area Entrepreneurship Summit, Palo Alto, CA - June 22, 2019, moderator

  • 'From Scaling Companies to Protecting Founders, Advice from Doug Mandell,' Antenna Group Podcast, Silicon Valley GC and Consigliere, Episode 13 - February 25, 2019

  • 'Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Issues for International Senior Executives and Founders,' International One-Day Conference on Risk, Reward & Reputation Management Issues for Senior Executives & Founders, and their Specialist Advisers - February 4, 2019, panelist

  • 'Selecting Paying for and Implementing Legal Technology for VC-Backed Startups,' TechGC Webinar - August 21, 2018, presenter

  • 'Workforce on Demand,' ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, New York, NY - April 13, 2016, panelist

  • 'Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn for Law Students & Attorneys,' Columbia Law School, New York, New York - April 16, 2012, guest speaker

  • 'Rainmaking Using Social Media, Bar Association of San Francisco,' Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - February 24, 2011, panelist

  • 'The Execution of a Professional Brand Management Strategy for Law Students,' Golden Gate University Graduate School of Business and School of Law, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA - February 23, 2011, speaker

  • 'Social Media in the Workplace,' ABA Section of International Law 2010 Fall Meeting, Paris, France - November 5, 2010, moderator

  • 'Pathways to Employment in International Law,' ABA Section of International Law 2010 Fall Meeting, Paris, France - November 2, 2010, panelist

  • 'Pathways to Employment in International Law,' ABA Section of International Law, Hastings Law School, San Francisco, CA - August 5, 2010, panelist

  • 'Professional Brand Management for Entrepreneurs,' Entrepreneurs' Organization Cleveland Chapter. Corporate College East; Cleveland, Ohio - July 30, 2010, speaker

  • 'Networking, Prospecting and Rainmaking Using Social Media,' California Minority Counsel Program & UC Hastings College of the Law, Hastings Law School, San Francisco, CA - July 8, 2010, panelist

  • 'Social Media Panel,' National Association of Legal Placement (NALP) 2010 Annual Conference, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico - April 28, 2010, panelist

  • 'Social Media Panel,' Avvocating Conference, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle, Washington - January 21, 2010, panelist. Represented LinkedIn on a panel with an executive from Facebook. Also presented on the development and implementation of a professional brand management strategy for attorneys using LinkedIn.

  • 'The Next Generation: Trekking Through Technology,' 11th Annual Legal Marketign Association (LMA) Technology Program, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California - September 17, 2009, keynote speaker

  • 'Legal Risks of Social Network Sites and Employee Screening,' Northern California HR Association (NCHRA), San Francisco, CA - September 11, 2009, speaker

  • 'Overcoming Obstacles in the Web 2.0 World,' (Legal Risk Management Conference hosted by Pike & Fischer (a BNA business) Closing Keynote Address, AED Conference Center; Washington, DC. - September 17, 2008, keynote speaker