NICTA Meet the Founder with Richard Horton, Partner, DLA Piper (Silicon Valley)
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Richard Horton is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of DLA Piper. He is both a corporate and intellectual property lawyer focusing on tech and cleantech angel and venture financings, M&A and strategic IP and technology licensing and advice.
Richard represents numerous Australian tech and cleantech businesses and investors looking to enter the US market, in particular Silicon Valley. He is admitted to practice in both California and Australia and actively advises clients under both US and Australian law. In addition to representing numerous Australian companies and investors looking to do business in Silicon Valley, Richard is also a mentor and exclusive legal counsel to various Australian incubators, including Startmate, Ignition Labs and Pushstart.
Richard began his legal career in Australia, coming to the United States in late 1999. Before joining DLA Piper, he spent 3 years as a partner in the San Francisco office of Minter Ellison and 5 years in the technology and corporate group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Prior to leaving Australia, Richard was a senior associate in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephens Jaques and spent 12 months on secondment with Australia’s dominant telecommunications company, Telstra Corporation. After 12 years in Silicon Valley, over the past 18 months Richard has spent nearly half of his time in Australia working from the Sydney office of DLA Piper.
DLA Piper is the world’s largest law firm, with 4500 lawyers globally in 78 offices. This includes 23 offices in the US (as well as 7 in California and 2 in Silicon Valley) and 7 offices throughout Australia and New Zealand).
Come listen to Richard chat about his entrepreneurial experience with our interviewer and be inspired!
Thursday 31 May, 2012 5:00PM - until - 7:00PM
Brown Theatre, Level 1, Building 193 (Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
The University of Melbourne Victoria 3010
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