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Silicon Legal Strategy Welcomes Former DLA Piper Associate Jillean Dubatowka

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/03/14 -- Silicon Legal Strategy today announced that Jillean Dubatowka has joined the firm as an associate in its San Francisco office.

Jillean brings her expertise in advising technology startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and angel investors in venture capital financings and M&A transactions to the rapidly-growing team at SLS. She provides SLS clients with day-to-day counseling across the range of corporate, securities and transactional matters facing emerging growth companies.

Before joining Silicon Legal, Jillean practiced at the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices of DLA Piper LLP (US), where she advised dozens of emerging technology companies and investors in connection with venture capital financings, M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. At DLA, Jillean represented companies backed by several elite investors, including NEA, DFJ and Kleiner Perkins.

Jillean also previously practiced at the Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, where she represented startups, angel investors and large healthcare companies in venture capital financings and M&A transactions.

Jillean earned her B.A. from UCLA and J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

"Silicon Legal really understands the needs of its clients and the dynamic environment in which they operate, and this insight allows SLS to provide startups and investors with more effective solutions to their legal and business challenges," said Jillean Dubatowka. "I'm very excited to be a part of such an amazing team and to have the opportunity to continue to grow my technology practice."

"We're thrilled to welcome Jillean to SLS and feel that our clients will definitely benefit from her targeted experience and entrepreneurial approach," said Andre Gharakhanian, partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. "Silicon Legal is continuing to attract top talent from other firms. We're looking forward to even more growth in 2014."

About Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup -- like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day -- and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually "get" what entrepreneurs are going through.

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