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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
No charge to attend
Please RSVP by registering above. Beer, wine and refreshments will be provided.
6:00-6:30pm Check-in & Networking – refreshments/beverages served
6:30-6:45pm Welcome & Introductions
6:45-8:00pm Panel Discussion / Q&A, Closing Remarks
Partner, Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Scott Alderton is a founding partner of the Firm, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group and chair’s the Firm’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Group.
Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries.
Scott’s practice focuses on advising middle-market, technology, emerging growth, and development stage companies in the areas of corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, high technology, business, licensing, intellectual property, interactive entertainment and video games, the Internet and multimedia. Scott is frequently referenced as one of the top “start-up” lawyers in Southern California, with over twenty-nine years of experience working with technology and emerging growth companies at all stages along their evolutionary path. Scott’s practice also includes a wide variety of federal and state securities laws matters, including the representation of venture capital funds, issuers and investment bankers in public offering registrations and private placements of securities, counseling both public and private clients in reverse merger and/or exchange transactions with public shell companies (i.e., alternative public offerings), as well as counseling issuers in connection with securities offerings and federal and state securities law reporting requirements.
Scott has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching Securities Regulation, and is a frequent speaker on matters relating to technology, intellectual property, capital formation and capital raising transactions and emerging growth companies. Scott earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, cum laude, and B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles.
LOUIS A. WHARTON
Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Louis A. Wharton is a Partner of the Firm. Louis’ practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries in securities compliance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce, pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among others.
Louis serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees, and is actively involved on the Executive Committee of the ProVisors Encino IV Group.
Louis earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and A.B. from Harvard University, cum laude.
Director of Operations, Amplify
Chris Olson is the Director of Operations at Amplify. Chris has an extensive background in Front End Design, Development, Product Development and Online Marketing which gives him a unique ability in helping early stage startups. Chris attended the University of Southern California where he studied Economics.
Founder and CEO, O Labs
Matthew Pierce is the founder and CEO of O Labs, a joint venture between Originate Inc. and Manatt Phelps and Phillips. O Labs is an incubator that develops three to five companies per year, creating solutions for corporate partners and providing early stage companies with their first customers. Prior to founding O Labs, Mr. Pierce was VP of Strategy at Originate; he has also worked with the Boston Consulting Group, Warner Bros., and he was a co-founder of Rosum Corporation which was sold to TruePosition. Matthew Pierce is a graduate of Stanford University and he earned his MBA at UCLA Anderson.
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