John Irwin John P. Irwin John Irwin represents fund managers, other investors, and business people in: venture capital and other private equity investments; joint ventures, formation of private investment funds and other pooled investment structures; commercial contracts and licensing; and regulation of investment advisers. Much of his 25 years’ experience as a business lawyer has involved international transactions, primarily in India, Africa, and Mexico. From 2014-2017, he has been a guest lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Emerging Markets Private Equity Class, led by Professor Stephen Sammut, teaching “Key Legal Topics in Emerging Markets Private Equity.” He worked in the corporate and tax departments of Debevoise & Plimpton from 1990 to 1996. He holds a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.

Abe Hsuan A Borhan Hsuan A. Borhan (“Abe”) Hsuan is a general corporate lawyer with a specialty in advising SMB and start-up clients on business formation and operations, Internet, technology, data management and privacy laws.  Abe has held senior legal and business positions at major online and traditional media companies (including at Scholastic as International and Intellectual Property Counsel, Oxygen Media as SVP Legal & Business Affairs, LinkShare as EVP & General Counsel) as well as a multi-national early-stage venture fund/incubator (VennWorks as Managing Director). He began his legal career at the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton where he was a senior corporate associate focusing on intellectual property/technology, leveraged finance, cross-border and LBO transactions.  Abe is also an advisor for various European Union-funded projects in the fields of artificial intelligence, data-mining and text-mining, such as the xLike Project, an EU-funded scientific research project on cross-lingual media monitoring and machine translation as well as, currently, commerce and education-related projects.   He has spoken widely on the intersection of law and Big Data in the areas of privacy, copyright, and online education, including as a keynote at the 2011 European Semantic Web Conference. His talks can be found at He has been a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (serving on its Technology Committee), the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He was honored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association in 2005 as a celebrated lawyer of color.   Abe received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.