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Thomas Chia-San Chow

Thomas Chia-San Chow

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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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Practice Areas


  1. Internet: 25%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
  4. International Law: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact Info

Exponential Interactive

5858 Horton Street
Suite 300
Emeryville, CA, 94608



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Moot Court BoardUC Hastings College of the Law2004
Articles EditorHastings Race & Poverty Law Journal2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & SecretaryExponential Interactive2014 - Present
Vice President, General CounselVindicia2011 - 2014
Acting General CounselTechSoup Global2010 - 2011
Director, Associate General CounselTechSoup Global2008 - 2011
Corporate AssociateGartenberg Gelfand Hayton & Selden2007 - 2008
Litigation AssociateDillingham & Murphy2005 - 2007
Litigation AssociateKing & Spalding (was Filice Brown)2004 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Interactive Advertising BureauLegal Affairs Council2014 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselMember2009 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationMentorship Committee Co-Chair2004 - 2008
San Francisco Bar Association (Barristers Club)Judges Reception Committee Member2004 - 2007
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
World Courier Inc. v. Marken Ltd.Preliminary injunction granted, case settled
Vindicia, Inc. v. Heatwave InteractiveSettled 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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Publication NameTitleDate
WeblogLooking for Sanity for SaaS Contracts2012
Selecting and Forming Business Entities (CEB)Limited Partnerships2008
China EsquireChina Law and Business Blog2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawJ.D.2004
Univ of California BerkeleySociologyB.A. with honors2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Association of Corporate Counsel Annual MeetingDealing with Multiple Policies and Procedures2015
Sales KickoffContracts 1022013
Association of Corporate Counsel Annual MeetingHow to Negotiate Contracts Internally and Externally2013
Sales KickoffContracts 1012012
Association of Corporate Counsel Annual MeetingA Technology Primer for the Non-Tech Lawyer2012