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Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, a corporate attorney and strategist in Silicon Valley, will teach Gain a Business Advantage Through the Law for the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program during Summer 2012. The course provides an introduction to business law concepts and offers practical ways to... [more]

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Palo Alto Business Attorney Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, announces that his firm is a sponsor of the 2012 Harvard Club of Silicon Valley Annual Dinner on May 16, 2012. The dinner, which serves as the annual meeting of the club’s membership, will be held at... [more]

Does the nonprofit board of directors have fiduciary duties to the community it serves? That question came up after our overview of the fiduciary duties of nonprofit board members. The article stated that the duties run to the organization's mission and donors. The answer to this question lies in the distinction between who the nonprofit... [more]

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors and a corporate governance authority in Palo Alto, California, has been named to the Program Evaluation Committee of the BlackRock and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) challenge on innovation in corporate governance and responsible investment. BlackRock and NACD invite undergraduate... [more]

To Whom Does The Nonprofit Board of Directors Owe Fiduciary Duties?

What fiduciary duties does the nonprofit's board of directors have? And to whom does the nonprofit board owe fiduciary duties? The answers impact the corporate governance and fundraising activities of charitable organizations and their directors. The Fiduciary Duties of The Nonprofit Board of Directors If the nonprofit organization is organized as a corporation, the nonprofit's board... [more]

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 DYP Advisors, a corporate governance law firm in Palo Alto, California, will sponsor the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley’s Mentor-Mentee Mixer on March 29, 2012. The mixer will be held at the offices of Kilpatrick Townsend in Menlo Park from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.... [more]

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Silicon Valley corporate governance attorney Douglas Y. Park of DYP Advisors, together with Michael Sacopulos of Sacopulos, Johnson & Sacopulos of Terre Haute, Indiana, has published two articles on the management of online reputation in medical mergers and acquisitions. The companion articles, entitled “Could negative online reviews sour your appeal to buyers?... [more]

Goldman Sachs, the Board of Directors, and Company Culture

  The highly public resignation of Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith provides a teaching moment about the board of directors’ role in company culture. In a letter published in the New York Times, Mr. Smith says the reasons he resigned from his high level position should be a wake-up call to the Goldman Sachs board.... [more]

Clients often complain that attorneys do not sufficiently incorporate strategic concerns into their legal advice. At the same time, many lawyers do not have adequate training or background in finance, operations, or strategy to have a deep understanding of their client's business. Not surprisingly, many companies see legal expenditures as no more than a sunk... [more]

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) February 29, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, a Silicon Valley Corporate Attorney, will teach Starting Startups through the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program during Spring 2012. Teaching the class for a second time after an overwhelming response the first time around, Mr. Park explains the motivation for the course: Many entrepreneurs have... [more]

Boku, a startup that makes mobile payments for virtual goods easier, is moving into the real world.  That is, Boku has its sights on online transactions for concrete goods. The markets for both mobile payments and virtual goods are huge.  Mobile payments will reach $633 billion by 2014.  In 2010, the U.S. market for virtual... [more]

What do private companies about to do an IPO worry about most?  Corporate governance.  That's right -- corporate governance, according to recent polls conducted by KPMG.  64 percent of executives named corporate governance as one of their top three concerns about going public. Recent events demonstrate that corporate governance is an important issue for public... [more]

What do venture capitalists like in 2010?  Not cleantech.  But they are optimistic about more big IPOs and mergers and acquisitions coming through. An article in the New York Times discusses the technology sectors that VCs are bullish on.  VCs are excited about startups developing applications for the Android, less so for iPhone application companies.... [more]

Companies are increasingly forcing their outside counsel to offer an alternative fee for legal work. Pfizer is the latest example. The pharmaceutical giant recently formed the Pfizer Legal Alliance, a group of nineteen law firms who will provide legal services for the entire year for a flat fee. Pfizer's general counsel, Amy Schulman, leads the... [more]

Google AdWords faces another legal challenge over AdWords. Emboldened by a recent Second Circuit opinion, Rescuecom Corp. v. Google, Inc., Rosetta Stone filed a suit last Friday against Google for trademark infringement. Rosetta Stone accuses Google of allowing other companies to "free ride" on its brand name and of misleading and confusing consumers into clicking... [more]

Can a web filter prevent another tool from showing up on your computer? Yes, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. On June 25, 2009, the Court held in Zango, Inc. v. Kaspersky, Inc., that the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) immunizes internet security companies from unfair business practices suits. See here for... [more]

Palo Alto Attorney Douglas Y. Park to Teach Business Law at Stanford University

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, a corporate attorney and strategist in Silicon Valley, will teach Gain a Business Advantage Through the Law for the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program during Summer 2012. The course provides an introduction to business law concepts and offers practical ways to use the law strategically.

Some of the topics the class will cover are:

  •     Understand how legal moves can support your company’s strategy
  •     Identify, understand, and negotiate contract terms that can help you create value and manage risk
  •     Use compliance efforts to strengthen the company’s operations and culture
  •     Protect intellectual property that is valuable to your business
  •     Leverage better governance practices to obtain better results

 

The class is intended for business owners and managers who want to learn how to proactively and thoughtfully use the law not only to stay out of trouble, but also to achieve their business goals. Participants will learn how to better work with their attorneys and utilize their expertise. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, and applications to situations which companies of all sizes and industries face.

Mr. Park explains the purpose of the course: “Your legal decisions should promote your strategic, financial, and operational objectives, not just reduce legal risk. This approach helps business people intelligently use the law to their advantage.”

Beginning on June 26, 2012, classes will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm on the Stanford campus. Further details, including registration information, are available on the class page on the Stanford University Continuing Studies website.

About Douglas Y. Park and DYP Advisors:

Douglas Y. Park of DYP Advisors, located in Palo Alto, California, has nearly twenty years of experience helping business leaders succeed with integrity. He specializes in solving problems that cut across strategy, corporate governance, and corporate and securities law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Park taught at the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in strategy, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. He received an AB magna cum laude with highest honors in Sociology from Harvard College, a PhD in Business from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. For more information, please visit http://www.dypadvisors.com.

Palo Alto Attorney To Sponsor Harvard Club of Silicon Valley Annual Dinner

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Palo Alto Business Attorney Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, announces that his firm is a sponsor of the 2012 Harvard Club of Silicon Valley Annual Dinner on May 16, 2012. The dinner, which serves as the annual meeting of the club’s membership, will be held at...

Fiduciary Duties of Nonprofit Board of Directors and the Community

Does the nonprofit board of directors have fiduciary duties to the community it serves? That question came up after our overview of the fiduciary duties of nonprofit board members. The article stated that the duties run to the organization's mission and donors. The answer to this question lies in the distinction between who the nonprofit...

Palo Alto Corporate Governance Advisor to Judge BlackRock/NACD Challenge

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors and a corporate governance authority in Palo Alto, California, has been named to the Program Evaluation Committee of the BlackRock and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) challenge on innovation in corporate governance and responsible investment. BlackRock and NACD invite undergraduate...

To Whom Does The Nonprofit Board of Directors Owe Fiduciary Duties?

What fiduciary duties does the nonprofit's board of directors have? And to whom does the nonprofit board owe fiduciary duties? The answers impact the corporate governance and fundraising activities of charitable organizations and their directors. The Fiduciary Duties of The Nonprofit Board of Directors If the nonprofit organization is organized as a corporation, the nonprofit's board...

DYP Advisors Sponsors Silicon Valley Asian American Bar Association Mixer

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 DYP Advisors, a corporate governance law firm in Palo Alto, California, will sponsor the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley’s Mentor-Mentee Mixer on March 29, 2012. The mixer will be held at the offices of Kilpatrick Townsend in Menlo Park from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm....

Palo Alto Attorney Publishes Articles on Online Reputation in Medical Mergers

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Silicon Valley corporate governance attorney Douglas Y. Park of DYP Advisors, together with Michael Sacopulos of Sacopulos, Johnson & Sacopulos of Terre Haute, Indiana, has published two articles on the management of online reputation in medical mergers and acquisitions. The companion articles, entitled “Could negative online reviews sour your appeal to buyers?...

Goldman Sachs, the Board of Directors, and Company Culture

  The highly public resignation of Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith provides a teaching moment about the board of directors’ role in company culture. In a letter published in the New York Times, Mr. Smith says the reasons he resigned from his high level position should be a wake-up call to the Goldman Sachs board....

The Benefits of Bringing Business Strategy Into Legal Advice

Clients often complain that attorneys do not sufficiently incorporate strategic concerns into their legal advice. At the same time, many lawyers do not have adequate training or background in finance, operations, or strategy to have a deep understanding of their client's business. Not surprisingly, many companies see legal expenditures as no more than a sunk...

Silicon Valley Corporate Attorney to Teach Starting Startups at Stanford University

Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) February 29, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, a Silicon Valley Corporate Attorney, will teach Starting Startups through the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program during Spring 2012. Teaching the class for a second time after an overwhelming response the first time around, Mr. Park explains the motivation for the course: Many entrepreneurs have...