Attorneys

All of our founders were partners at elite global law firms and many led major practice groups at those firms. Some have served as general counsel for companies and financial institutions.

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Greg Chin

Greg Chin

Greg Chin is an experienced corporate attorney with nearly twenty years of experience, including as a partner at prominent global law firms. Greg represents public and private companies in cleantech, the life sciences and other emerging growth industries, and regularly represents venture capital firms that support emerging growth companies. Previously a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Jones Day, Mr. Chin was also a partner at Latham & Watkins, a co-founder of Latham’s cleantech practice and global co-chair of the cleantech industry group.

Founding Partner, Flatiron Law Group LLP, Silicon Valley 415.295.4767, Fax: 212.859.7325 gchin@flatiron.legal

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altEducation

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1999, cum laude
  • B.A., Ethics, Politics and Economics, Yale College, 1993, Distinction in the Major


Languages


  • Japanese (fluent – Level One of Japanese National Language Proficiency exam)

altProfessional

  • California Bar

Greg Chin is an experienced corporate attorney with nearly twenty years of experience, including as a partner at prominent global law firms. Greg represents public and private companies in cleantech, the life sciences and other emerging growth industries, and regularly represents venture capital firms that support emerging growth companies. Previously a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Jones Day, Mr. Chin was also a partner at Latham & Watkins, a co-founder of Latham’s cleantech practice and global co-chair of the cleantech industry group. His transactional experience includes numerous initial public offerings and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings. He also serves as general outside counsel to emerging growth companies, advising on matters ranging from business plans and company formation issues for startups to disclosure and corporate governance issues for public companies. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Chin worked for two years in business development and marketing for an emerging growth company in Japan and for five years wrote a column in Japanese about Silicon Valley news. Mr. Chin earned his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his law degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1999. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Chin was a member of the Board of Directors of Hillel at Stanford University.

Press Citations and Speaking Engagements


  • Moderator, The Developer Network (SV/SF), “Tech Trends for Internet of Things,” June 16 2014
  • “Preparing for the SEC Staff Comment Process,” CPE Revenue Recognition Conference, March 18, 2014
  • Moderator, Telemedicine Venture Summit, American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference, May 18, 2014
  • Moderator, Harvard Law School Alumni Association Panel Discussion of Careers in the Startup World, March 4, 2014
  • Moderator, Angel Launch, “Raising Funds, Investing Trends, Market Outlook,” August 19, 2013
  • Cited in “Silver Spring Looks to Tap Smart Grid,” Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2013
  • Moderator, “VC Panel,” Personalized Medicine World Conference, January 28, 2013
  • Panelist, “The Legal Minefield: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cleantech Industry,” University of California, Hastings College of the Law Annual Cleantech Roundtable, April 13, 2012
  • Cited in “Cleantech Squeezed by a Drop-in Financing,” New York Times, May 3, 2009