Marius Domokos is Of Counsel in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the technology transactions practice. Marius has substantial experience representing companies across a wide range of legal issues, industries, and business models, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Marius previously acted as general counsel for Shocking Technologies and Revel Systems. After the acquisition of Revel Systems in 2017, Marius developed his own legal practice, representing both private and public companies, including acting as outside general counsel for Revel Systems, Vindicia (acquired by Amdocs), Tray/Vendsy, and Leap Motion. Prior to that, Marius managed various corporate legal functions for Intel and KLA-Tencor.
Marius has deep experience in the commerce and financial industries, including in the areas of payments, omnichannel commerce, digital coupons, digital offers, advertisement, data analytics and monetization, privacy, financial compliance (including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS); the EMV payments standard; point-of-sale compliance; card networks rules and regulations; chargebacks; and financial regulations), blockchain architecture and applications, and cryptocurrencies and tokenization.
With a strong technical background, he also has strong expertise in software, hardware, communication networks (including wireless and wireline protocols and technologies), artificial intelligence and neural networks, cloud architecture, data encryption and security, semiconductors (including chip design, manufacturing, and metrology/inspection), computer-aided design (CAD), electronic design automation (EDA), open source, signal processing, data compression, and nanotechnology.
Marius has also represented or worked across the table with a wide range of companies, including many of the leading payment processors in the U.S. and abroad, payment gateway providers, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and merchant payment processing acquirers, business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) financial services providers, financial institutions, vertically-integrated ecosystem technology companies, hardware vendors and distributors, media conglomerates, security companies, telecom device and equipment manufacturers, and wireless carriers.
In addition, Marius has substantial experience in advising executive management and board of directors across a full range of corporate, commercial, and shareholder issues, including complex commercial transactions, technology licensing, global deployment of complex technologies and business models, data security and privacy compliance (including GDPR issues), revenue recognition in both SaaS and traditional business models, GAAP compliance, government contracts, high-stakes commercial and corporate litigation, international operations (including corporate formation and acquisitions in Europe, APAC, and the Middle East), strategic patent portfolio development and assertion/defense, developing and leveraging patent portfolios and multi-layered IP strategies, business development, early- and late-stage fundraising, corporate restructuring, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy, M&A and IPOs (including due diligence and structuring and negotiating merger and ancillary agreements), employment issues, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and SEC compliance.
Marius has a strong understanding of corporate operations and business dynamics, which he developed while directly managing a variety of corporate groups and functions inside fast-growing private companies, including business development, corporate development, fundraising, shareholder relations, operations, channel and reseller programs, finance, recruiting, and HR. As a result, he brings an effective and integrated counseling style to his clients, which enables companies to make decisions faster and remain focused on business.
Marius has spoken at a variety of legal and industry events, including at annual conferences in the payments industry held by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.
While studying for his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Marius worked for Hughes Space and Communications in the satellite group and for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In his spare time, Marius mentors an elementary school robotics team competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), acts as a volunteer for the GRT robotics team at the Palo Alto Gunn High School competing in the First Robotics Competition (FRC), and is building with his children an electric car operating at over 2.5 kilowatts.
- J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law, 2000
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1996
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1995
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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