Mr. Adam Ettinger is a partner in the Corporate and Technology practice groups, and leads the firm’s FinTech and Blockchain practice group as co-chair. Mr. Ettinger represents leaders in Blockchain technologies and digital currencies, social gaming, advertising, mobile apps, e-commerce, semiconductors, and networking technologies.
His clients have included AMD, Apple, BitGo, Brave, Comma.ai, DeviceScape, Fakespace, Get Satisfaction, Intel, Internet Devices (acquired by Alcatel), Lightning Labs, Magma Design, MasterCard, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Network Solutions Inc., Nimble Collective, Orchestria (acquired by CA), S3 (acquired by HTC), Self Aware Games (acquired by Big Fish), Tivo, and Undertone Networks. He has represented investors in investments including Hootsuite, Houzz, The Social+Capital Partnership, and SpaceX.
Before joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Ettinger was a partner and co-leader of the Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency Team at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, and an attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Mr. Ettinger also led the legal team at SmartAge as it negotiated over fifty partnerships with companies such as AOL and Microsoft, and raised $47 million dollars from Accel Partners, Softbank Capital, Ron Conway, Roger McNamee, Michael Dell and Vint Cerf.
Before law school, while with the Center for International and Strategic Affairs (CISA), he architected and coded the first system to track nuclear proliferation using overt information sources. Mr. Ettinger also developed and integrated complex computer systems as a systems engineer with AT&T.
His practice focuses on blockchain asset regulation, venture capital and angel financing, technology development, joint ventures, channel relationships, intellectual property, licensing, privacy, advertising, and e-commerce. His cross-disciplines in both intellectual property and corporate law allow him to leverage both practice areas when structuring transactions for his clients, including the use of joint ventures and strategic alliances in the financing, development and licensing of technology.
- Boston University School of Law, JD
- Legal Studies at Oxford University
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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