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Intuitive and inventive

  • transactional lawyer, 

  • geospatial visionary, and 

  • Ashoka social

Unique knowledge of law, finance,
government and technology. 

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    37 years, 100 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    25 years, 5 cases
  3. Banking: 15%
    17 years, 10 cases
  4. Business: 15%
    37 years, 25 cases
  5. Public Finance: 10%
    37 years, 10 cases



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Contact info

P.O. Box 1281
Palo Alto, CA, 94306


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Visiting ScholarStanford University Civil & Environmental Engineering2011
CodeX FellowStanford University Center for Legal Informatics2010
Ashoka FellowshipAshoka Foundation2007
Non--Resident Fellow of Center for Internet & SocietyStanford University Law School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-founderUrban Logic, Inc.1991 - Present
Sole PractitionerLaw Office of Bruce B. Cahan1991 - Present
Managing DirectorAsian Oceanic Group1989 - 1991
LawyerWeil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP1979 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
TEDxNewWallStreet x=an independently organized TED eventCurator/Organizer2010 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaEconomics and International BusinessB.S. Economics1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vatican Colloquium on Banking for the Common GoodEthical Banking and Bankers2013
TEDxHayward Applied Peace InnovationBanking on Altruism2013
Oxford Future of Finance ConferenceInnovation in Sustainable Banking2013
TEDxNewWallStreetRe-imagining Banking in the Information Age2012
SWIFT North AmericaBank Innovation in the Information Age2012
Next Bank Europe - The Intersection of Banking, Design & TechnologyStorytelling Money™ and other designs for sustainable banking2012
SWIFT SIBOSBanks for a Better World Panel2011
Smarter CitiesMaking Cities Smarter than their Bankers2011
Future of Money & Technology SummitNew Banking Models in the Information Age2010
Cleantech Open National Conference: Cleantech Entrepreneurship: "Can it put the nation back to work?"The Greenzone: The Greening of America2010
Mapping as Representation - CONFLUX SymposiumProposing a Three-Layered Map of the World2008
Google Tech TalkHelping Consumers Buy Products that Reflect their Values2008
SAP Future SalonFuture Salon Changing Finance: Socially-Responsive Debt, Sustainable Resiliency and the Means Meter2006
Strategic Implementation of E-Government Organization for Economic Cooperation & DevelopmentU.S. Experience with Public-Private Partnerships2002
EC-GIS INSPIRE InitiativeFinancing Spatial Data as Infrastructure: Underwriting & Leveraging Co-Investments2002
U.S. Congressional TestimonyNational Spatial Data Infrastructure1999