Duane Morris' San Diego Office Welcomes Corporate Partner Michael UmanskyDuane Morris LLP - Duane Morris' San Diego Office Welcomes Corporate Partner Michael Umansky
...Duane Morris' San Diego Office Welcomes Corporate Partner Michael Umansky
SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2007 - Duane Morris LLP
is pleased to announce the arrival of Michael S. Umansky
as a partner in the firm's San Diego office.Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as vice president and general counsel for Linspire, Inc., a Linux-based operating system company, and SIPphone, Inc., an Internet telephony company.
A member of the firm's Corporate Practice Group, he
practice on serving the technology and life sciences industries.Michael
has more than a decade of experience in corporate law, as both in-house and outside counsel.He
concentrates on emerging growth and established technology and life sciences companies and the venture funds that fund them.He
has extensive experience in venture capital financings, corporate partnering transactions, commercial contracts and technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, and public company reporting and counseling.As general counsel and a member of senior management for Linspire, Inc. and SIPphone, Inc., Michael oversaw the companies' legal strategies with regard to litigation, venture financing, corporate contracts and technology licensing, and intellectual property, among other matters.
In addition, Michael
provided guidance to other members of senior management and the companies' respective boards on business strategies, operational matters and company objectives.Michael is a past chair of the AeA's San Diego Council Emerging Growth Task Force, and a member of the SEC and Technology Practice Groups of the Association of Corporate Counsel.Michael earned his J.D. in 1993 from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was associate editor of the California Law Review, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1990.