Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Technology Transactions Practice
- Marius Domokos Joins the Firm's Palo Alto Office -
Alicia Towler White
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
PALO ALTO, CA (August 13, 2018) - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Marius Domokos has rejoined the firm as Of Counsel in the Palo Alto office. Domokos will be part of the firm's technology transactions practice and its fintech industry group.
Domokos was previously an associate with the firm from 2000 to 2001, and from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his return, Domokos held several in-house corporate and general counsel roles, allowing him to develop expertise across several technology industries and platforms, especially in the areas of payment systems, omnichannel commerce and data analytics, including digital coupons, digital offers, ERP, consumer analytics and data monetization. He also has substantial experience in other industry sectors, including data privacy, SaaS, hardware, software, open source, communications, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and semiconductors.
"Marius has been immersed in the operational and business functions of companies in several tech-driven sectors, and that experience—along with his legal and business strategy expertise—is of great value to our clients," said James Clessuras, co-leader of WSGR's technology transactions department and a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. "Marius' exposure to technical, analytics, and financial systems also complements our established teams that represent clients in the fintech and semiconductor sectors. We're thrilled that he's returned to the firm."
"I'm excited to return to WSGR, and I look forward in particular to expanding the firm's payments and commerce practice and to supporting its industry-leading semiconductor practice," said Domokos. "While helping scale multiple companies from the inside and building my own legal practice, I've seen how effective legal counsel can impact, both, long-term strategies and day-to-day operations in private and public companies. WSGR's capabilities across technology industries and across all practice areas make the firm the premier legal partner for tech companies of all sizes. The firm also gives me the platform to work with innovative companies that encounter novel legal issues."
Most recently, Domokos served as outside general counsel for companies like Revel Systems, Vindicia (acquired by Amdocs), Tray/Vendsy and Leap Motion. Before that, from 2013 to 2016, he was general counsel and vice president of corporate development for Revel Systems, a high- growth, point-of-sale company that deployed a cloud-based omnichannel platform into leading global enterprises. Domokos was also general counsel for Shocking Technologies from 2011 to 2013, a semiconductor start-up focused on the wireless industry. He also held various leading corporate counsel roles for various divisions of Intel Corporation from 2004 to 2007 and served as corporate counsel at KLA-Tencor Corporation from 2001 to 2004.
Domokos has also advised executive management and boards of directors across a full range of corporate, commercial, and shareholder issues, including complex commercial transactions, data security and privacy (including General Data Protection Regulation issues), M&A and IPOs, revenue recognition in both SaaS and traditional business models, GAAP compliance, government contracts, high stakes commercial and corporate litigation, international operations, strategic patent portfolio development and assertion/defense, developing and leveraging patent portfolios and multi-layered IP strategies, business development, early- and late-stage fundraising, corporate restructuring, and regulatory compliance.
Domokos earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2000, where he received the Prosser Prize in Internet and Software Aspects of Patent Law. He received his B.S. in 1995 and his M.S. in 1996 in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He is admitted to practice in California, and as a patent attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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