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Romeo Gonzalez

Dropbox, Inc.
Legal Counsel
San Francisco, CA, USA


Romeo Gonzalez
Attorney

Summary
Commercial transactions attorney with broad range of experience as adviser, both in-house and as outside counsel, to clients in the software, Internet and high tech industries.

Experience
Legal Counsel at Dropbox
October 2013 - Present (7 months)
Advise in-house clients on various matters related to all aspects of sales and business development. Manage outside counsel for real estate matters. Assist in creating form agreements for enterprise sales and process improvement initiatives.

Lead Commercial Counsel at Facebook
December 2011 - October 2013 (1 year 11 months)
Provided legal advice and counsel to clients in various areas the company, including payment partnerships, social game partnerships, and e-commerce initiatives. Negotiated agreements with varying degrees of complexity related to commercial and business development efforts in such areas.

Legal Counsel at Adobe Systems Incorporated
June 2006 - December 2011 (5 years 7 months)
Managed legal team responsible for providing legal support to outbound ISV/OEM and bundle channel partners for various Adobe technologies, including workflow enterprise software, audio/video streaming and encryption software, and print technology. A large component of my role also involved negotiating complex, multi-national, outbound commercial contracts for my team, and counseling clients on risks associated with different matters arising from such negotiations.

Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
October 2004 - May 2006 (1 year 8 months)
Associate in the technology transactions group. I counseled clients on intellectual property licensing and other commercial and business transactions involving the use and acquisition of technology and intellectual property rights across a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis in the software, hardware, Internet and content media related industries; and structured various legal documents and commercial contracts related to such transactions, including terms of use, privacy policies, EULAs, as well as development, manufacturing, distribution, OEM and supply agreements.

Engineer at Honeywell International
February 1999 - July 2001 (2 years 6 months)
Helped in the computational fluid dynamic analysis of aircraft engine design for several family of aircraft engines, and as my role as a test engineer, I was responsible for the test life span of four AS900 turbofan aircraft engines (now called the HTF7000), including engine build, instrumentation, management of test schedule, and teardown for each in an effort to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for the engine family.

Languages

Spanish

Skills & Expertise

Intellectual Property
Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Development
Management
Negotiation
Enterprise Software
Legal Assistance
Legal Advice
Licensing
Privacy Law
Software Licensing
Trade Secrets
Copyright Law

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D., 2001 - 2004
Activities and Societies: Associate and Senior Editor, Journal of Labor and Employment Law (2003-04)

The University of Texas at Austin
BS, Aerospace Engineering, 1994 - 1998
Activities and Societies: Member of Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society, and Recipient of the Texas Achievement Honors Award Scholarship (1994-98)

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