People

All our team members are highly skilled lawyers, paralegals or other professionals with deep expertise in their area of specialty. They have extensive experience with top law firms or in-house legal departments.  We design your team around your projects with key firm members as supervisors and highly qualified Of Counsel to provide depth, bringing optimal skill sets to the table.

Managing Partner
Robert is our founding partner, former Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, and former Mayor of Laguna Niguel,…
Managing Partner
Oksanna joined the firm shortly after its inception and has played a key role in its growth and development since…
Director of Operations
Jim was the firm’s first employee and has been instrumental since its founding in building the firm’s operations and infrastructure.  Jim…
Attorney
Jessica has more than fifteen years of experience in corporate and regulatory law, with a focus in health, life and…
Attorney
Dean has over 20 years of experience as an international corporate, commercial and transactional lawyer, including 11 years as an in-house attorney…
Attorney
Tim is a skilled legal executive, CPA and partner to senior business leadership teams from Fortune 100 companies to start-up…
Paralegal
Tracey has worked for the past 25 years in top tier law firms, on in-house corporate legal teams and as…
Attorney
Polene Liu is an accomplished Legal Executive with over twenty five years of corporate and large firm experience.  She has been…
Attorney
Jennah Michalik is a software asset management specialist with experience structuring and negotiating software and technology agreements.  With experience designing,…
Paralegal
Krystal has over 10 years of experience managing contracts and providing legal support.  Prior to joining Quadrant, Krystal was as…
Attorney
Aimee brings twenty years of legal experience to the practice, with much of her career spent in-house with global financial…
Attorney
Anne brings over 15 years of legal experience, both in-house and with law firms. She has expertise negotiating a wide…
Attorney
Thomas A. Fasel, Esq. is a California licensed Attorney and a Qualified Solicitor in England & Wales.  Mr. Fasel has…
Attorney
Aaron comes to Quadrant as an experienced in house practitioner in both the technology and hospitality industries. Before joining Quadrant,…
Account Management
Lindsay joins the Quadrant team with years of sales, administrative and marketing experience.  She is skilled at both technical and…
Attorney
Renate brings over 15 years of experience advising on and executing complex transactions, including debt and equity finance, corporate law and commercial…
Attorney
With over 17 years of experience representing public and private companies through large and small transactions, David brings a unique…
Contract Manager Specialist
Ella Peterson is a Contracts Management Specialist with 17 years of experience working in contracts management, supporting attorneys in legal document…

 

Robert Ming

Managing Partner

Robert is our founding partner, former Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, and former Mayor of Laguna Niguel, California.  Robert structures and negotiates large technology transactions, supervises global procurement contract review and helps design contract repository and workflow management systems.  Robert has previously been general counsel for a B2B e-commerce procurement provider and began his career at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Los Angeles where he did securities work, private placements, broker-dealer regulatory work and intellectual property licensing.  Full Bio

Oksanna Malan

Managing Partner

Oksanna joined the firm shortly after its inception and has played a key role in its growth and development since its earliest stages.  Oksanna has over twenty years of experience in law and business, spanning in-house and ‘big law’ firm work, as well as strategy consulting and finance. Oksanna served as Associate General Counsel for Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management business. She assisted the General Counsel in managing a 500+ member legal department supporting global businesses in brokerage, investment advisory, private banking, retail banking, mortgage lending, and credit cards. She began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where she worked in both litigation and corporate law departments.  Oksanna was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she led strategy projects for top management of Fortune 500 companies. Full Bio

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Jim Hill

Director of Operations

Jim was the firm’s first employee and has been instrumental since its founding in building the firm’s operations and infrastructure.  Jim has over 25 years of business management experience. His focus has predominately been in non-profit organizations where he has supplied leadership, facilitating infrastructure implementation for consistent organizational growth. He loves working in the team environment whether in large or small organizations. His expertise lies in managing the daily operations of HR, Finance, Staff, Technology and Facilities. He has been responsible for up to 120 indirect reports, has managed multiple leadership transitions as well as multiple organizational relocations due to growth. He is very comfortable leading in environments ranging from the entrepreneurial to professionally managed. Jim has also provided consulting services in the areas of financial management, fraud investigation (resulting in conviction), and organizational growth.

Jessica Eterno

Attorney

Jessica has more than fifteen years of experience in corporate and regulatory law, with a focus in health, life and annuity insurance. Her knowledge spans mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance financing transactions, contract review, drafting and negotiation, and corporate regulatory issues. Jessica was previously Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary for the insurance subsidiaries of Sammons Financial Group, Inc. Prior to her legal career, Jessica worked in regulatory compliance for American Chambers Life Insurance Company and CNA.

Dean Falvy

Attorney

Dean has over 20 years of experience as an international corporate, commercial and transactional lawyer, including 11 years as an in-house attorney at Amazon.com, and over a decade in private practice with firms in Seattle and Tokyo.    His principal practice areas include e-commerce law, international investments, complex commercial agreements, content development and licensing, and antitrust compliance.  Dean has advised clients on new investments, acquisitions, and divestitures in countries as varied as Japan, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, South Africa, Romania and Canada, as well as inbound investments in the United States.   He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and currently teaches part-time at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Full Bio

Tim Hickey

Attorney

Tim is a skilled legal executive, CPA and partner to senior business leadership teams from Fortune 100 companies to start-up entities who is valued for his strategic thinking, commercial practicality, judgment, creativity, negotiations expertise and ability to drive change.  He has a proven record of solving complex legal and business challenges, while reducing risk, and meeting commercial goals and deadlines.  Tim is a seasoned executive with with 17 years of experience at Sears affiliated companies and began his career at Vedder Price in Chicago. Full Bio

Tracey Sullivan

Paralegal

Tracey has worked for the past 25 years in top tier law firms, on in-house corporate legal teams and as a consultant.  She has a wide breadth of experience in corporate governance, risk management and contract administration. Tracey began her career at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and later in-house with Avid Technology, Digidesign and M-Audio.  As a legal consultant, she collaborated with legal teams at Toshiba, Broadcom and Edison Mission Energy.  She worked in labor & employment at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth and at Dorsey & Whitney in corporate securities, business litigation and labor & employment.  With her background in business and law, she has a clear perspective of client needs. Full Bio

Polene Liu

Attorney

Polene Liu is an accomplished Legal Executive with over twenty five years of corporate and large firm experience.  She has been distinguished as a valued, methodical and trusted key advisor to senior executives on business/legal issues impacting significant business proposals.  She has a natural ability to look at issues through a clear analytical eye and creatively bring parties together to develop win-win strategies and solutions that protect the company.  Polene is recognized as a highly skilled contracts negotiator and complex transactions expert with a business-focused, tech-savvy and practical approach.

Polene served as Associate General Counsel as well as Senior Corporate Counsel for Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.  She led a team of lawyers and paralegals to support all corporate transactions and legal affairs, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, revenue share, distribution, licensing, outsourcing, and strategic alliance contracts.  She oversaw antitrust, privacy and employment counseling and managed standardization of product advertising for personal computers on a worldwide basis.  She has completed significant transactions including divestiture of a Toshiba factory in Mexico, $2 billion merger/acquisition and integration of a consumer electronics sister company; managed all legal aspects of product launch and strategic exits from businesses including servers, projectors, TVs, and consumer PC’s; was lead negotiator in complex contract negotiations with Google, Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, Skype, Symantec, McAfee, Ingram Micro, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prior to joining Toshiba, Polene served with O’Melveny & Myers, LLP.  Her clients included the aerospace, broadcasting, high technology, and manufacturing industries.  She represented these clients in a variety of transactions, including public and private placement of securities, institutional and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, and software licensing and development.

Polene has her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.  She was also a candidate for a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University.  She has a working proficiency with these languages: Chinese Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia and Cantonese.

In her “free” time she serves at the Public Law Center and volunteers for Families Forward.

Jennah Michalik

Attorney

Jennah Michalik is a software asset management specialist with experience structuring and negotiating software and technology agreements.  With experience designing, implementing and operating software asset management systems for large institutions, Jennah helps companies gain a true understanding of their software license environment and ensure that they maintain a robust compliance program.  With vendors becoming ever more aggressive in auditing clients, software asset management has become an essential component in a risk mitigation program.  Understanding licenses and their portability can also help maximize the investments already made in licensing and “right-sizing” license pools and types.

 

Krystal Ryno

Paralegal

Krystal has over 10 years of experience managing contracts and providing legal support.  Prior to joining Quadrant, Krystal was as an Executive Assistant to the General Counsel of a real estate investment company, and advanced to a paralegal for Jefferies.  Krystal has helped design, manage and troubleshoot contract repository and workflow management systems.  She also helps facilitate communications with clients, negotiates corporate event contracts, and ensures the smooth operation of workflow tasks, the integrity of the contract database and contract negotiation deliverables.

Aimee Rubin

Attorney

Aimee brings twenty years of legal experience to the practice, with much of her career spent in-house with global financial services and entertainment companies. Her clear thinking and excellent people skills help her excel at the review and negotiation of agreements of all types, from the simple to the most complex. Aimee has been Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs to Sony Music Entertainment, Senior Counsel at BMG Columbia House, Inc., and General Counsel of About.com. She has also been legal counsel to IVillage, Inc., Earthweb, Inc. and The IMC Group of Companies.

Anne Greenfield

Attorney

Anne brings over 15 years of legal experience, both in-house and with law firms. She has expertise negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including master services, consulting, licensing, outsourcing, and joint venture agreements. With additional expertise in intellectual property, securities and health law, including representing software and technology companies, she brings a unique skill set to the practice. Anne was formerly General Counsel at publicly traded biotech company Stressgen Biotechnologies, and began her career at Brown & Wood and McDermott, Will & Emery. Anne received her JD from UCLA and Masters of Law from New York University. Full Bio.

Tom Fasel

Attorney

Thomas A. Fasel, Esq. is a California licensed Attorney and a Qualified Solicitor in England & Wales.  Mr. Fasel has assisted hundreds of Clients achieve their legal goals in matters relating to International Trade, Customs, Export Controls and Litigation.

Mr. Fasel earned his Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Mr. Fasel earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.

Prior to forming Fasel Law, Mr. Fasel worked as an attorney at a large national law firm and worked as a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office.  Prior to law school, Mr. Fasel worked as an accountant and banker.

Aaron Hirsch

Attorney

Aaron comes to Quadrant as an experienced in house practitioner in both the technology and hospitality industries. Before joining Quadrant, Aaron was Counsel and Transaction Contracting Specialist at Accenture Financial Services where he negotiated, drafted and reviewed technology transaction agreements, various vendor agreements, RFPs and other related documents. He has experience ensuring PCI compliance, GDPR, the handling of PII and IP protection. Before his time at Accenture, Aaron was General Counsel of BirchStreet Systems where he drafted, negotiated and executed technology transaction and licensing agreements for an enterprise procurement SaaS solution with most of the largest hospitality, lodging, food and related service companies. Aaron also gained corporate structuring and transaction experience while at BirchStreet and advised on many related corporate and HR matters. He began his legal career at CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company where he participated in mediation and litigation management while conducting the negotiation and settlement of professional liability claims. Aaron is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law.

Lindsay Meister

Account Management

Lindsay joins the Quadrant team with years of sales, administrative and marketing experience.  She is skilled at both technical and legal writing and provides data management support for our infrastructure and systems as necessary.  Helping ensure clients receive the maximum value out of the attorney and paralegal time dedicated to their matters is one of Lindsay’s primary goals and her added value helps keep client bills focused and our internal processes efficient.

Renate Harrison

Attorney

Renate brings over 15 years of experience advising on and executing complex transactions, including debt and equity finance, corporate law and commercial contracts.  She has ran her own successful firm for over 11 years, providing services between Canadian and U.S. companies.  Previous to starting her own firm Renate was Vice President and Counsel for MMA Financial.  Renate obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from McGill University. Full Bio

David King

Attorney

With over 17 years of experience representing public and private companies through large and small transactions, David brings a unique mix of corporate finance, governance and taxation, real estate and intellectual property experience. Formerly practicing law at both Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, and at Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, David has represented underwriters and issuers in initial public offerings and negotiated and closed mergers & acquisitions for public and private companies. He has also practiced as a CPA and brings a rare financial acumen to his legal work.

Ella Peterson

Contract Manager Specialist

Ella Peterson is a Contracts Management Specialist with 17 years of experience working in contracts management, supporting attorneys in legal document management.  Ella has worked with document management systems and contract databases, and is an expert at extracting and preserving relevant information that can provide business intelligence.  Previously, Ella has served as a Contracts Administrator and Legal Administrative Assistant.  Her prior experience includes working for AutoWeb/Autobytel on document management, assisting with implementing Sarbanes Oxley compliance guidelines for contract management and electronic file maintenance.
Ella also has experience supporting intellectual property practices including conducting patent and trademark searches, working with attorneys on trademark and patent renewals.  She also has experience with company formation and name reservation issues.