Sycamore Legal is an unusual collection of thought leaders in technology law — of authors, educators, and seasoned professionals, with a collective resume that includes work as a law professor, expert witness, and much more.
David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015). Professor Jill Bronfman was named to The Recorder’s 2014 list of the 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law and was selected as a 2014-2016 U.S.C. Annenberg Alumni Ambassador. Deborah Pulido served as executive editor of The California Law Review, while David and Jill have published long lists of articles on topics related to technology, privacy, and intellectual property law.
David and Jill also teach technology law and are widely sought-after speakers. Jill has served as a professor at Hastings College of the Law and San Francisco State University. And David provides day-long in-house trainings on drafting and negotiating IT contracts, for lawyers and business people — “easily the most helpful, on-point and productive training I’ve received as a lawyer,” according to one recent student.
In addition, David serves as an expert witness on cases related to technology contracts. And all three Sycamore Legal lawyers have impressive institutional and educational background. Deborah worked much of her career at Folger, Levin & Khan, while David learned his trade at Morrison & Foerster. Jill served as an Assistant General Counsel and Network Security and Privacy Subject Matter Expert for Verizon, while David served as General Counsel for Centura Software Corp., a public company. And the team’s collective alma maters include Harvard Law School, Boalt Hall, USC, and Cambridge University in England.
Finally, David and Jill write fiction. David is the author of the multiple-award-winner, The Jericho River, which uses fantasy to teach history, for teens and adults. And Jill writes technology-driven fiction and has read her work at LitQuake, San Francisco’s storied celebration of literature.