Jamie is a legal executive with 15+ years of experience advising tech start-ups and mature organizations in corporate matters, securities, intellectual property, and compliance. She is a proven legal leader that has guided fast-growing technology companies and built high-performing teams. A capable business strategist, Jamie can navigate complex issues involving both legal and business matters. She is experienced in preparing for and leading companies through mergers and acquisitions, as well as attending to all matters of compliance. A confident communicator, Jamie has advised executives, coached and trained staff, and successfully advocated cross-functionally on behalf of the legal department throughout several organizations.
Head of Legal
2020 – present
As the first in house legal counsel of a fully distributed, growth stage technology startup, I am responsible for building out the legal and compliance infrastructure of the organization. I also support the day-to-day legal and compliance needs of the organization, coordinate outside legal counsel, and manage the legal budget.
VP of Legal
2019 – 2020
Advised executives and the Board of Directors on legal affairs concerning compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and operations. Developed and implemented legal team strategy, created operational practices that improved compliance and reduced internal risks.
Represented the company as the Secretary of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and the Board of Federal subsidy.
Built the legal and compliance infrastructures and teams from scratch while supporting the company's growth from 150 to over 1,100 full-time employees (FTEs) in two years.
Increased business value of the company by advising product development and technology leadership on open source issues, product strategy, and management of the intellectual property strategy.
Director of Legal Affairs
2017 – 2019
Hired as the first internal legal counsel. Established the internal legal team department's operations, policies, and communication within a technology-centric organization.
Increased global team productivity and collaboration by creating a strategic plan to promote employee engagement and retention, advising on compensation and benefits issues.
Praised by the C-suite for excellence in navigating compliance and risk, while heading up investigations and complaints.
2015 - 2017
As head of the legal department, managed and improved the performance of the legal team, overseeing strategy, operations, and engagement with executives.
Advised product development and marketing teams on revenue generating and business development efforts such as promotions, press releases, trademark usage, and intellectual property. Ensured a safe and engaging workplace by leading compliance, investigations, training, and auditing.
Successfully implemented a full compliance program from scratch, including training and auditing.
Led the acquisition and integration of the target companies into the organization.
Drafted and negotiated software licenses and maintenance/post-implementation support agreements that protected the company from risks and significantly increased revenue.
Associate General Counsel
2013 - 2015
Supported firm-wide growth from net-new sales and renewals by drafting commercial contacts for software licensing, cloud-based subscriptions, and SaaS agreements.
Reviewed and updated data and cyber security measures with Information Security department leadership to protect customer information and meet all requirements outlined in customer contracts.
Analyzed Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Government Contracts and flagging risks and potential issues for review and negotiation.
Significantly decreased risk by conducting an audit and policy review of data privacy, export, ITAR, and software licensing legal documents.
Strengthened the firm's Intellectual Property portfolio by drafting documents that updating contracts to ensure commercialization of company knowledge.
ST. JUDE MEDICAL
2012 - 2013
Associate Legal Counsel
2009 - 2011
Contract Specialist - THQ Wireless/Valusoft
Contract Analyst - U.S. Bank
Associate Attorney - Meagher & Geer, PLLP
Georgetown University Law Center
Candidate for an Executive LLM in Securities and Financial Regulations
Expected completion date 2022
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN
Masters of Business Administration
Hamline University School of Law
St. Paul, MN
Bachelors of Science in Commerce, Business Administration