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Business Council: Who's Who

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Donald Monroe Keller, Jr.
Partner and Chair, Orrick

Don Keller, a partner and chair of the firm's Corporate Group in Silicon Valley, is a member of Orrick's Emerging Companies Group, which advises emerging companies, public companies, venture capital firms, and investment banks.  He focuses his practice on emerging growth companies, and has advised clients on more than sixty public offerings, seventy-five acquisition transactions, and several hundred venture financings.

Some of Mr. Keller's clients include: 
•    Affinity Circles (funded by Storm Ventures)
•    Attributor (funded by Selby Ventures and Sigma Ventures)
•    Boredat (funded by Redpoint Ventures)
•    Creative Technologies (NASDAQ: CREAF)
•    eHarmony (funded by Technology Crossover Ventures and Sequoia Capital)
•    Exponential (self funded)
•    FanLib, Inc. (funded by H.I.G. Ventures)
•    iLike (funded by Khosla

J.D., Boston College Law School, 1982
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1979

Boston College Law Review
Top 100 IPO Lawyers, 1998-2003, IPO Vital Signs
California Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, 1996
America’s Leading Business Lawyer, Chambers & Partners
The Best Lawyers in America

James M. Kennedy

Divisional Executive VP/Secretary, THQ, Incorporated

James M. Kennedy was appointed the Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs in October 2004. From January 2003 to October 2004 he was the Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. He has been the Corporate Secretary since August 2003.

From March 2000 to January 2003, Mr. Kennedy was an adjunct professor and lecturer at the undergraduate and law school levels in the San Francisco Bay Area. From July 1995 to March 2000, Mr. Kennedy was employed at Electronic Arts Inc., an entertainment software developer and publisher, serving initially as Assistant General Counsel and from November 1995 through March 2000 as Vice President of Business Affairs. From July 1989 to July 1995, Mr. Kennedy served in executive positions at a variety of entertainment and software companies, including Mindscape, Inc., Lucas Digital Ltd., and LucasArts Entertainment Company. Between September 1984 and July 1989, Mr. Kennedy was employed as an attorney with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Mr. Kennedy holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and an MBA in strategic leadership from Dominican University of California.

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