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, tech company General Counsel, and much more. We were named Technology Sector Contracts Law Firm of the Year for California four times — by both Global Law Experts Magazine (2017, 2019) and Corporate INTL Magazine (2017 and 2018).
David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015). and in the Spring of 2019, he will begin work as an adjunct professor at U.C. Berkeley Law School, teaching a class on technology contracts. Jenny Sheridan is a senior fellow at Drexel Law School and has also served as a professor at Drexel, Santa Clara Law School, and University of Tennessee College of Law. Deborah Pulido served as executive editor of The California Law Review. And the Sycamore attorneys have published long lists of articles on topics related to technology, privacy, and intellectual property law.
David also provides in-house training on drafting and negotiating IT contracts, for lawyers and businesspeople, both in the U.S. and abroad — as the founder of Tech Contracts Academy, LLC. His course was, “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 and Jenny began her career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in the Silicon Valley. Jenny and David have both served as General Counsel for publicly traded Silicon Valley IT companies, and in Jenny’s case, for private ones too. And the team’s collective alma maters include Harvard Law School, Boalt Hall, Columbia Law School, and Cambridge University in England.
Finally, David is the author of the multiple-award-winner, The Jericho River, a novel that uses fantasy to teach history, for teens and adults.