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I am trying to revolutionize the way legal services are rendered - through technology - to reduce or eliminate the "re-inventing the wheel" costs and other inherent inefficiencies associated with one-to-one consultative services and the prevailing billable hour model.


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Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 30%
    20 years
  2. Venture Capital: 25%
    20 years
  3. M & A: 25%
    20 years
  4. LLC: 10%
    25 years
  5. Corporate: 10%
    30 years

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Holzworth & Kato, PC

1819 L Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C., GU, 20036


VAAuthorized to practice law201103/31/2016
DCActive 198907/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 198707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolzworth & Kato, PC2014 - Present
FounderRethink Legal Services2011 - Present
PrincipalMiles & Stockbridge, PC2008 - 2010
PartnerSteptoe & Johnson, LLP2002 - 2008
PartnerHolland & Knight1997 - 2002
Attorney AdviserU.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Division Of Corporation Finance1994 - 1996
AssociateGalland, Kharasch, Morse & Garfinkle1989 - 1994
AttorneyGeneral Electric Capital Corporation Mellon First United Leasing1988 - 1989
AttorneyGeneral Electric Company1986 - 1988
Publication nameTitleDate
Directors & BoardsWill Congress's Efforts to Curb "Excessive" Executive Compensation Prove Effective?2008
Corporate Secretary MagazineShutting the Floodgates2008
Corporate Board Member MagazineU.S. Corporate Governance "Best Practices": A Case of Sheep-Like Behavior2008
International Journal of Disclosure and GovernanceShould Non-US Companies in the SEC's Reporting System Get Out Now?2007
Journal of AccountancyThe MD&A Challenge: The difficulty of crafting robust, quality disclosure2006
Compliance WeekCEO/CFO Certifications under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, How far out on a limb are you?2005
TECH CapitalCapital Adventures; Watch Your Step on the Web1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolBusiness LawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Cornell UniversityFinanceM.B.A.1985
Dickinson CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Securities RegulationShall We MD&A? An Overview of the Basic Steps of MD&A Preparation and Tips to Enhance the Quality and Transparency of MD&A Disclosure2008
Securities RegulationAddressing Corporate Governance Problems Before They Occur; A Critical Look at Post-SOX U.S. Corporate Governance "Best Practices"2008
Inaugural Int'l Conference of the Int'l Journal of Disclosure and GovernanceSOX's 5th Birthday: A No Holds Barred Debate of the Good, the Bad and the Unresolved2007