Attorneys

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 20 years’ experience as a business lawyer has involved international transactions, primarily in India, Africa, and Mexico. 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 B Hsuan 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. He 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.  He was also an advisor for the xLike Project, an EU-funded scientific research project on cross-lingual media monitoring and machine translation. 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 Videolectures.net. 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. Mr. Hsuan received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.