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Globalization permeates the fabric and culture of Silicon Valley. However, international entrepreneurs and startups seeking to enter the U.S. market and establish a base in Silicon Valley face a number of logistical, practical, and legal issues.
Our speaker will provide an overview of the U.S. legal system, legal structures for foreign companies setting up a U.S. presence, and practical legal considerations of setting up in the U.S. - including hiring employees, raising capital and protecting intellectual property.
International entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and investors are encouraged to attend. Please come with your questions and concerns.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Presentation, Q & A
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Q & A, More Networking
About Our Speaker:
E. Thom (Todd) Rumberger Jr. is a partner and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital, and Internet, software, telecommunications, digital media and financial services companies through all stages of their growth. He is vice chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice and is a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice and Technology Industry Team.
Mr. Rumberger counsels his corporate clients, ranging from start-up, emerging growth stage and venture backed, to public domestic and foreign companies, on a wide variety of matters ranging from formation, capitalization, key executive employment and general employment issues, and corporate governance, to early (convertible debt and seed preferred) and later stage venture capital, debt and public equity financings and offerings, strategic partner, reseller, and similar commercial agreements. In addition, he has broad transactional experience representing public and private company, and private equity, buyers and sellers involved in mergers and acquisitions and financings. Additionally, Mr. Rumberger works with foreign startup and growth stage companies in establishing a presence in the U.S.