David Frazee represents innovative technology and life science companies, entrepreneurs, and funds, helping them to succeed through the creation and execution of comprehensive international corporate, business, and intellectual property strategies. He shares with his clients a real-world understanding of the unique business problems of emerging growth companies, having served as a former general counsel of two technology start-ups — one of which he led through its IPO. David advises companies in their business and corporate needs at all stages, from formation, venture financings, and commercial transactions through IPOs and M&A transactions. David has represented clients in connection with debt and equity financings approaching US$1 billion. He also brings to clients sophisticated international experience, having advised clients on over 100 cross-border transactions, often involving Greater China and Latin America, from joint ventures and manufacturing agreements to multinational patent strategies.
David combines his corporate, business, and intellectual property backgrounds to help his clients design strategic intellectual property programs. He advises companies how to create value from their intellectual capital through the strategic use of licensing, litigation, competitive mapping, audits, mining, tax optimization, blocking patents, spin-offs, spin-ins, open innovation, and distressed asset acquisitions.
David has appeared in many publications discussing innovation and business strategy, including Fortune, The Financial Times, The Red Herring, The Hollywood Reporter, South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Transcript. He is a frequent speaker, including at the Fortune Global Forum in Beijing and the Financial Times Innovation Summit in London. In 2009 and 2010, David was named by Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines as a "Northern California Rising Star." David also works extensively with Endeavor Global as a Global Mentor in support of its worldwide services for entrepreneurs and venture investors and is a founding Board member of Endeavor Catalyst.