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Paul Rothstein
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Paul Rothstein has extensive experience, both at law firms and in-house on the East and West coasts, in representing small, medium, and large purchasers and sellers of technology products and services.

Paul began his career at Wilson Sonsini, where he represented over a hundred startups.  He later served as a senior tech transactional attorney at Fried Frank.   Among his in-house responsibilities he has handled business and consumer internet transactions for MCI and served as General Counsel at both a venture-funded MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) and an app provider with a distracted driving solution.

Paul has consulted for companies in varied industries, including satellite communications (Iridium), educational software (Blackboard), and mobile solutions (DMI).  He also consulted for a prominent financial services regulatory practice and co-authored “New Regulatory Expectations for Service Providers to Financial Institutions,” Docket Magazine of the Association of Corporate Counsel (June 2014).

Paul handled his first deal that would now be called “SaaS” in 1996 and was Assistant General Counsel at USinternetworking, an early application services provider that was acquired by AT&T.

Paul received his B.A. from Yale University, summa cum laude, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Paul is licensed in Washington, D.C. only and maintains his office in that jurisdiction.