WHAT’S NEW

Emily Guttenberg Joins Smithline PC as an Associate

We are pleased to announce that Emily Guttenberg has joined the firm as an Associate. Emily joins us from Morrison & Foerster. Emily has a BA from UCLA and a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law. For more information about Emily, please see her bio here.

“GDPR Primer for SaaS Companies” at Smithline Training

What should a U.S.-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company know about the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Guest instructor Mark Webber provides a general overview of the GDPR, explains how it reaches U.S.-based companies, reviews its key principles and previews common compliance questions SaaS vendors should expect from their E.U.-based customers. Check out this brand new course from Smithline Training here: GDPR Primer for SaaS Companies.

SF Bar Fixed-Fee Billing Program Now Online

Alternative fee arrangements are all the buzz, but very few firms have taken the plunge to drop the billable hour entirely in their engagements with demanding corporate clients. In this OnDemand program from the San Francisco Bar Association, Todd Smithline of Smithline PC and Ryan Tyz of Tyz Law Group cover both the practical and legal aspects of using fixed-fee subscription pricing for sophisticated transactional and litigation services. Watch the program to learn how to move from the billable hour to fixed-fee relationships with your clients.

Topics:
• What’s a true fixed fee and how is it better than the billable hour?
• How do you set and adjust the fee?
• What are the impacts on employee and client satisfaction?
• Are there any limitations on fixed fees under the California Rules of Professional Conduct?

Presenters:
Todd Smithline, Managing Principal, Smithline PC
Ryan Tyz, Founder, Tyz Law Group

California MCLE Credits: 1 Hour

Watch the OnDemand Program

Todd Smithline Teaching Video Game Law at Berkeley Law School

For the ninth year, Todd Smithline is teaching Video Game Law at U.C. Berkeley (Boalt) School of Law in Spring 2018. More information here.

Welcome Andrew Rogers

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Rogers has joined the firm as an Associate. Andrew joins us from Sullivan & Cromwell where he was a corporate associate. Andrew is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Northwestern University School of Law. For more information about Andrew, please see his bio here.