Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2019 Winners Edition

57 www. finance-monthly .com FINANCE MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2019 USA HEATHER D. RAFTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LAW LAWYER OF THE YEAR USA RafterMarsh ABOUT RAFTERMARSH RafterMarsh is a trans-Atlantic best-in-breed law firm for both established and emerging technology companies (US practice) and entertainment law (UK). We also specialize in representing content creators, software developers, and event producers. We founded RafterMarsh in 2009 to create a different type of boutique law firm—a firm that is efficient, transparent on costs, and innovative in its approach to find creative methods of delivering projects on time and on budget, including flat fee and retainer agreements. With offices in California, New York and the UK, we often serve as embedded in-house counsel for international clients, in particular from Europe and the US, and take pride in our flexibility to work in new legal areas from a global perspective. Our agile and experienced team provides innovative legal strategies to companies working on the cutting edge, including advanced application monitoring, healthcare delivery platforms and solutions, and next-generation B2B marketplaces. Clients appreciate our deep network in the industry, which we leverage on behalf of our clients’ business development efforts and dealmaking with larger companies. Practice areas include: • Intellectual property services, including trademark, copyright and trade secret • Contract drafting, licensing, distribution, and non-disclosures • Film finance (RafterMarsh UK) • Advertising and promotional agreements and advice • Consumer products and merchandise, including software apps • Internet commerce, including terms of use, DMCA notice, cookie and privacy policies • Manufacturing agreements • Master service agreements and statement of works (SOWs) for SaaS companies • Distributor, retailer and reseller agreements If you are as passionate as we are about new technologies, we invite you to collaborate with us. RafterMarsh US: RafterMarsh UK: Heather Rafter Terry Marsh +1 650 804 9100 +44 787292 7518 heather@raftermarsh.com terry@raftermarsh.com HEATHER RAFTER Heather Dembert Rafter has been providing legal and business development services to the audio, music technology and digital media industries for over twenty-five years. As founder of RafterMarsh US, she leads the RM team in providing legal services to select small and mid-sized tech companies, ranging from software to healthcare. Heather served as Director of Legal Affairs and later General Counsel for Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology. During her time at Digidesign, she was instrumental in the company’s acquisition of M-Audio and Sibelius Software. She began her legal career as a litigation attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, focusing on intellectual property and commercial matters. Heather has served in a variety of leadership roles in the American Bar Association, including Chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, and as a member of the ABA’s Fund for Justice and Education. She also serves on the board of SoundGirls.org, the advisory board of WiMN, the Women’s International Music Network, and on the advisory council for the Department of Music at Princeton University. She is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B., Woodrow School of Public & International Affairs, magna cum laude) and Columbia University School of Law (J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).

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