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Thomas Chow practices in general corporate law, international business transactions, and commercial litigation. He is currently General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary at Exponential Interactive, a global digital advertising company. Prior, he was VP, General Counsel at Vindicia, Inc., the leader in enterprise class SaaS subscription billing, and acting General Counsel at TechSoup Global, an international e-commerce enterprise.
Thomas' transactional experience includes counseling clients regarding international business transactions and partnerships, corporate formation and entity selection, commercial agreements, IP licensing (in-bound and out-bound), and real estate leases. He also has experience in general employment law and trademark prosecution.
His litigation experience includes handling all stages of pre-trial civil litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as mediation, arbitration, and bankruptcy court practice. Thomas has represented clients in matters involving commercial disputes, intellectual property, securities, white collar crime, and products liability defense.
Formerly a systems administrator and computer technical support specialist with various departments at the University of California at Berkeley, Earthlink Network, Community Health Center Network, Direct Network Access (RCN), Thomas maintains a strong passion for technology and innovation.
Languages spoken: Mandarin
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot Court Board||UC Hastings College of the Law||2004|
|Articles Editor||Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal||2003|
|General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary||Exponential Interactive||2014 - Present|
|Vice President, General Counsel||Vindicia||2011 - 2014|
|Director, Associate General Counsel||TechSoup Global||2008 - 2011|
|Corporate Associate||Gartenberg Gelfand Hayton & Selden||2007 - 2008|
|Litigation Associate||Dillingham & Murphy||2005 - 2007|
|Litigation Associate||King & Spalding (was Filice Brown)||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Interactive Advertising Bureau||Legal Affairs Council||2014 - Present|
|Association of Corporate Counsel||Member||2009 - Present|
|Asian American Bar Association||Mentorship Committee Co-Chair||2004 - 2008|
|San Francisco Bar Association (Barristers Club)||Judges Reception Committee Member||2004 - 2007|
|World Courier Inc. v. Marken Ltd.||Preliminary injunction granted, case settled|
|Vindicia, Inc. v. Heatwave Interactive||Settled for 100% recovery plus interest and attorney's fees on the eve of trial.|
|Vindicia, Inc. v. Kapitall Inc.||Stipulated judgment for 100% plus attorney's fees and interest|
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|The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service||2015|
|Weblog||Looking for Sanity for SaaS Contracts||2012|
|Selecting and Forming Business Entities (CEB)||Limited Partnerships||2008|
|China Esquire||China Law and Business Blog||2008|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of California - Berkeley||Sociology||B.A. with honors||2000|
|Management Offsite||Antitrust Training||2016|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting||Dealing with Multiple Policies and Procedures||2015|
|Sales Kickoff||Contracts 102||2013|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting||How to Negotiate Contracts Internally and Externally||2013|
|Sales Kickoff||Contracts 101||2012|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting||A Technology Primer for the Non-Tech Lawyer||2012|