Hi, I'm Bill Garvey. I've been practicing law in California since 1994. For the last... more
Hi, I'm Bill Garvey. I've been practicing law in California since 1994. For the last 10 years I have been the General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Development at two companies, Actuate Corporation and Rackable Systems, Inc. I helped both Actuate and Rackable Systems complete their IPOs. As General Counsel I have responsibility for a wide range of legal matters. As VP Corporate Developm... view profile
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