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Portrait of Jim Fulton

What I do:
I represent private companies and investors in a variety of industries — digital and social media, mobile, retail, life sciences and clean technologies. I work on company formations, private financings, employee equity incentives and executive hiring, venture capital fund formation, complex spinouts, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and SEC reporting and compliance.

Why New York:
Last year, I moved from Silicon Valley to New York. Over the years Cooley has been aggressive in ensuring that we have enough personnel in those geographies where start-ups are thriving. The activity level in New York has really taken off and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

My approach:
I’m a problem solver. If there’s an elegant (aka simple) solution to something, I’ll find it.

Why Cooley:
We focus on results not the process. The early stage company and entrepreneur must be opportunistic and needs a lawyer that can help them move quickly and soundly and avoid making any major mistakes. It’s the last part that is the hardest.

Some of my clients:
Blurb, eAsic, Genesis Media, Glimpse, InterWest Partners, Mayfield Fund, Versant Ventures, Trevena,

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Great read:
Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz