Linda M

General Counsel - Corporate and Market Performance Through Legal Insight and Strategy




Manhattan Beach, CA

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Highly accomplished results-driven General Counsel with more than twenty years of legal experience. Drives global business expansion and revenue for tech, consumer product, fashion and lifestyle companies. An agile contributor and valued member of senior leadership teams, proficient in all aspects of business and contract law, tapped repeatedly to facilitate highly profitable deals that leverage brand attributes and market recognition. Extensive experience with a variety of commercial transactions. Keen business acumen, deep subject matter expertise, and broad industry exposure combine with an engaging and compelling personal style to deliver results in key performance areas.


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 Global Expansion – Cllosed hundreds of licensing deals, contributing to over $100M in annual royalties, representing a dramatic increase in revenue; grew licensing business in existing markets and enabled company entrée into previously untapped or underdeveloped markets.  Complex Transactions – Handled numerous complex, multimillion-dollar legal deals, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity transactions, recapitalizations, reorganizations and divestitures of business entities and divisions of all sizes, resulting in increased revenues and global activities for clients.  Team and Organizational Leadership – Chief legal advisor to Board of Directors, CEO and executive management. Created processes for fast-paced evolving start-ups, Ed Hardy and Loot Crate, and reduced outside counsel costs by . Direct, draft and implement company legal policies and procedures, including relating to legal, compliance, safety and HR matters.  Vision and Risk Reduction – Promoted to oversight of a variety of functions within the organization, including role of oversight of HR and business development teams. Established risk management committee resulting in reduced insurance premiums and claims. Brought distribution center into OSHA compliance, resulting in zero claims/infractions.  Proactive IP Strategy – Strengthened internal compliance with trademark, copyright and imaging rights and strategically assessed company’s existing IP, resulting in a stronger IP portfolio; strategized and created highly efficient global anti-counterfeiting processes.  Business Acumen and Agility – Business-oriented with a proven track record of balancing business goals with legal risk in providing advice and guidance. Absorbed roles of two key company executives, including brand strategizing and financial analysis and serving as principal contact for partners with respect to day-to-day operations and issues, saving up to $400K per year. *Nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal for 2016 Leaders in Law award * Listed in the inaugural edition of World Trademark Review’s 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals * Scored a perfect score by employees who rated the executive team

Companies I like:

Start-ups, FabFitFun, Dosist, Guess, tech companies, consumer product companies


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Advise the Board, management and employees on legal matters; oversee HR; negotiate and close key agreements for companies, including, without limitation, license agreements, leases, vendor/supplier agreements, tech/SaaS agreements, partnership agreements, marketing agreements, production agreements and other commercial agreements; review marketing materials and content for compliance; work closely with the CTO relating to data breach policies and privacy matters; ensure compliance with all regulations.