Entrepreneurs are faced with many challenges during the initial stages of building a new business. WilmerHale's Emerging Company Practice presents the latest installment of our QuickLaunch University series for an afternoon of practical and business-focused presentations from startup advisors on the most critical issues facing early-stage companies.
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
3:00 p.m.–3:05 p.m. Welcome Remarks from WilmerHale Emerging Company Practice Co-Chair and Partner David Gammell
3:05 p.m.–3:40 p.m.
Equity Compensation Do's And Don'ts
Josh Fox—Partner, WilmerHale
Jeffrey Solomon—Partner, Katz, Nannis + Solomon, PC
Kim Wethly—Tax Practice Chair and Partner, WilmerHale
3:40 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Employment Issues in an On-Demand Economy: Independent Contractors vs. Employees
Ariella Feingold—Counsel, WilmerHale
Jonathan Rosenfeld—Labor and Employment Practice Chair and Partner, WilmerHale
4:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
IP Strategy 101—Proper Planning to Protect Your Most Valuable Assets
Larissa Park—Counsel, WilmerHale
Zachary Piccolomini—Counsel, WilmerHale
4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
How to Close Your First VC Financing
Dominic Endicott—General Partner, Nauta Capital
David Friend—Principal, Bain Capital Ventures
Gary Schall—Partner, WilmerHale
Michael Skok—Partner and Co-Founder, Assemble VC
5:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Real Estate Roadmap—Mind the Potholes
Bryan Sparkes—Senior Vice President, JLL
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Networking Reception