Orange County, CA - Acceleron Law Group, LLP, with offices in Southern and Northern California, is pleased to announce that Catherine Giddings has joined the firm as a Partner.
Catherine’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology transactions, with an emphasis on technology licensing. Catherine’s experience includes negotiating a wide variety of technology and licensing agreements for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in various industries covering entertainment, gaming, sports, social media, consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and retail.
Prior to joining Acceleron, Catherine was the Intellectual Property and Technology Counsel for over 14 years at DreamWorks Animation LLC. Prior to joining DreamWorks, she represented technology companies and developed an international IP practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
“Cathy will immediately strengthen Acceleron’s technology transactions practice. Her extensive IP legal background at an international law firm and as in-house counsel for one of the world’s most influential film and television animation studios enables her to effectively provide transactional legal counsel to our innovative emerging growth and Fortune 500 clients. We could not be more excited to have Cathy on the Acceleron team,” states Fred Hasani, a co-Founder and Partner of Acceleron.
“Cathy’s significant in-house corporate experience will be valuable to Acceleron’s clients as she instinctively knows how to find effective solutions that balance business goals, legal strategies and enterprise risk,” adds Robert Rugani, a co-Founder and Partner of Acceleron.
Catherine received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the business manager and comment writer for the UCLA Law Review. She received her B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.