It’s a Wrap for Smithline PC!
It’s a wrap for Smithline PC! New adventures beckon for all of us.
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To my partners!
Derek Schwede, who joined as an associate and over the next decade became a true partner in every respect. Quarterback to nearly all our most complex work and high-profile clients, Derek has been critical to the firm’s success. I’m deeply grateful for his service and thrilled he’ll be a strategic advisor to my next venture.
Raj Jha, my co-founder and mastermind behind subscription billing and Gavin Zee, our first home-grown partner and “Cookie Monster” of projects large and small.
To our associates!
Our final-years cohort of Reagan Haas, Loretta Lau and senior associate Will Moseley. They helped create the playbooks, forms and presentations, negotiated the deals and provided the guidance that turned the wheel of the firm every single day. Thank you.
Virginia Bandenhope, founding senior associate and great friend to the firm ever since.
And deep thanks to every other attorney that’s worked with us over the years.
We’re particularly proud that Jacob Kaufman, Kevin Dooley, Andrew Rogers and Chingwin Pei are all colleagues at Google, that Virginia, Gavin and Loretta are together at Sentry and that a number of alumni are with former clients: Will at Atlassian, Marcelo Guerra at Snowflake and Audrey Alessi at Facebook.
To our clients!
Atlassian, Collibra, Crossbeam, Cruise, Dataiku, Demandbase, Facebook, Miro, New Relic, Segment (Twilio), StreamSets, Tableau (Salesforce) and Trimble help make up the final list (plus you know who you are). Thank you for your trust and support all these years.
Great thanks as well to some earlier bedrock clients who helped us get here: Adobe, EA, Fitbit, GoPro, NetSuite, Optimizely, Intercom, Snowflake, OpenTable, Polycom, TeaLeaf and Yahoo!
To our friends!
So many of you have made key referrals, provided advice or helped my team and this firm over the years. Thank you. I can’t possibly list everyone, but a few names have come up so many times that I have to mention them here: Julia Popowitz, Scott Darling, Tony Russo, Jim Emerich, Lisa Babel and Kelly Blazy.
To our G&A!
Melinda Zumski, our first office manager, Gabrielle Rudolph, who minded a great ship and Ted Krejdovsky our trusted CPA.
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All the best,