Sumita Saxena

  • Associate General Counsel
  • Redwood City, California 94062
  • Nov 06, 2017
Full time Legal / Law Enforcement / Security

Personal Summary

Employment and Privacy Law | Software, Patent License, and Shareholder Agreements | Risk Assessments

Staff Training and Development | Contract Management | Subrogation and Workers’ Compensation Defense

Mergers and Acquisitions | Commercial Real Estate Transactions | Intellectual Property Portfolio Management

Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiations | Human Resource Management

Work Experience

Corporate Counsel
Retail Solutions, Inc.
  • Review, redline, draft and negotiate complex agreements, such as SaaS customer, cloud, reseller, software licensing, IP development, Proof of Concept, NDAs, Statements of Work (SOW), trial/pilot programs, independent contractor, and vendor agreements.

  • Assume responsibility in coordinating contract review process and sales training.

  • Assist with major financing and funding functions.

  • Update and revise existing contract templates, create new ones for such matters as recruiter, independent contractor, and training reimbursement agreements.

  • Administer labor and employment matters, which include assessing employee handbook and providing advice on various employment law matters for California and other jurisdictions, involving wage and hour matters, employee classifications, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/ California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), discretionary time off (DTO) policy, recruitment, contingent workforce, employee relocation, performance management, and terminations, assist in administration of immigration filings.

Accomplishment:

  • Earned recognition as the first and only attorney that the company has brought in-house.

General Counsel (As Needed Basis)
Pediatric Wellness Group
  • Expertly manage all legal matters on commercial transactions, corporate governance, labor and employment, and litigation, including handling corporate filings, bylaws, and shareholder and employee agreements.

  • Oversee and advise on aspects of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, pregnancy disability and leave claims, employee handbooks, human resource (HR) management, vendor agreements, real estate agreements, and complex partner agreements with major health care networks.

Senior Consultant
The Verden Group
  • Spearheaded consultative initiatives encompassing staff handbooks, HIPAA and privacy compliance, physician recruitment, recruiter and staffing agency requirements, as well as harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination claims.

  • Exhibited legal and business expertise in managing client matters while providing quality-focused advisement on corporate structure.

  • Generated and filed government documents and negotiated with banks regarding critical startup funding conditions.

  • Responsible for HR trainings, commercial real estate transactions, practice acquisitions and mergers, vendor agreements, trademark and intellectual property, risk assessment and management, arbitration agreements, project management, as well as regulatory compliance with Stark, antitrust, Anti-Kickback Statute laws.

Accomplishment:

  • Applied strategic approach in generating business for the organization to manage wide-ranging matters, which included presenting at two national conferences.

Associate Counsel
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    • Effectively managed the United States and international labor and employment matters, which included coordinating and completing worldwide corporate tax restructure project; US and international downsizing; internal investigations; harassment and discrimination complaints; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); California Family Rights Act (CFRA) issues; handling Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) issues to identify appropriateness of requests; and contingent workforce management.

    • Analyzed, drafted, and negotiated lucrative contracts related to patent licensing, software, customer supply as well as with sales representatives, independent contractors, recruiters, and vendors.

    • Carried out insurance coverage and risk.

    • Responsible for managing mass dismissals and staff performance in various countries such as: Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

    Accomplishment:

    • Strategically defended against an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) discrimination complaint.

Education

Juris Doctor
University of the Pacific — McGeorge School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences
University of California